Children in the Wilderness began with on-safari discussions between actor Paul Newman (sadly now deceased) and Wilderness Safaris in August 2001. Newman's organization ‘The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps’ and Wilderness Safaris combined forces to create a new rural African children’s environmental and life skills programme. In December 2001, Children in the Wilderness ran the first camp in Botswana and has not looked back since.
Now, 10 years later, Children in the Wilderness has gained momentum and grown in stature and we are very excited about the opportunities and possibilities that await us.
Our quest is to get the children of Africa to understand the wilderness better, so that they can respect and care for it!