Natural Selection is a collection of owner-operated safari camps and lodges united by the common aim of providing our guests with unique and exceptional safari experiences and being a part of the conservation solution for Africa’s wildlife.
We think frills are great, but they are no match for thrills, especially when it comes to African safaris. Don’t get us wrong, we love a great bottle of wine and soft sheets as much as anyone. But for us, the greatest luxury of all, by far, is experience. That’s why we’re creating a portfolio of welcoming camps and one-of-a-kind experiences that are full of unique soul and colorful character, with extraordinary staff, located in the very heart of where the wild things are. Natural Selection is a collection of owner-operated safari camps and lodges united by the common aim of providing our guests with unique and exceptional safari experiences and being a part of the conservation solution for Africa’s wildlife.
We're so excited to announce that the Elephant Express has won the Conserve Africa award at We Are Africa's Innovation Awards. The Elephant Express was born from a recognition of the need for children to get to school and elderly community members to access a clinic along an elephant migration route in Northern Botswana. We support the project in conjunction with EcoExist and the Okavango Community Trust and are hugely grateful to all who've donated towards this very special project.
Southern Africa is a place of contrasts. Botswana, Namibia and South Africa may share several borders, but each country has its own very distinct features and dramatic charms. From Botswana’s watery landscapes and Namibia’s sun-scorched dunes and deserts to South Africa’s pristine coastline, there really is something for everyone – and we’re here to show you the best bits.
For the last 30 years, Natural Selection’s founders have pioneered unique safari experiences across Southern Africa’s untouched places and spaces. From intimate encounters with the continent’s four-legged icons, to meaningful interactions with the people who live here, our safaris are characterful, captivating and adventurous. Our aim isn’t simply to take you to a lion, or point out a herd of antelope. We want to show you the very best of what Southern Africa has to offer, away from the marketing brochures and the tourist crowds. We want to immerse you in the wild, and rekindle your sense of adventure. And, most importantly, we want you to leave the continent feeling inspired and excited, with stories that even your grandchildren will want to hear.
Natural Selection’s founders were pioneers of safaris in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. They’ve spent decades picking their way across undiscovered trails, rubbing shoulders the wildlife and studying the weather patterns. And the one thing they love, just as much as exploring these wild places? Talking about them. And now we’re going to pass that information over to you.
Each of our countries has its own charms and allures, its own take-your-breath away landscapes and wild places, and its own share of fabulous wildlife. What we’re trying to say is this: although each destination offers a selection of different safari experiences, there’s also a common theme. On a Natural Selection safari to Botswana, Namibia or South Africa, you’ll be totally immersed in the wilderness from day one, and the animal encounters will be impossibly intimate. So, whichever country you choose, know that you’ll be experiencing the very best of what Southern African has to offer.
Our special offers are designed to help you experience everything southern Africa has to offer whilst also saving some all-important pennies. Whether you’re about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime solo trip, or are celebrating a special occasion, have a peek at our offers and see what could be in store for you.