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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Maia Wildlife is a photographic safari and conservation tourism company dedicated to conserving, preserving and restoring Africa's wilderness and wildlife.


We do this by creating life-changing experiences in some of the most remote, beautiful and private areas in Africa. At the same time, we share the benefits with local businesses and communities, and partner with them to ensure the future protection of Africa's incredible and spectacular wildlife heritage.


Our idea is, that with responsibility and sustainability we can change people's perspectives on the planet, and inspire those exposed to it to effect positive change in their own live.

Our vision is to increase the world's wilderness, together. 


Why travel with Maia Wildlife ???

Today we have so much choice when it comes to travelling, it's often difficult to make a decision about the country in which to travel, let alone deciding with which travel company.


Maia Wildlife makes the choice easy.

Not only we work with great camps and lodges in some of Africa's most renowned and beautiful wild areas, but we are also a group of passionate and experienced guides with a strong and abiding purpose to all we do.

We understand that our guests aim for meaningful, purposeful travel - that the positive impact of that travel is one of modern life's great luxuries. 

We offer our guests exclusive access to Africa's best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. 

We share with our guests a great deal of knowledge about conservation, fauna and wildlife, because we believe that is the only way to emerge in a truly African Experience. 


Our Story

The concept behind Maia Wildlife originated from Henrique Maia's desire to share his enthusiasm for travel, photography, and wildlife. Driven by his lifelong passion for animals, Henrique organised his first safari trip to South Africa in 2015. 

"During my initial journey to South Africa, I fell in love with the country. The warm and hospitable reception of the people, the exceptional cuisine, and, of course, the wildlife captivated me. The incredible safari experiences, where I could observe animals up close and in their natural habitat, were truly awe-inspiring. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me." 

Since then, Henrique has been regularly traveling to Africa for safari adventures, wildlife conservation initiatives, and veterinary conferences. Following his most recent visit to Africa in 2019, Henrique began contemplating ways to share his experiences and love for wildlife, African culture, and adventurous safaris with others. 

Several months later, in 2020, this idea began to take shape in Henrique's mind. After reaching out to African contacts, including lodge owners, safari guides, event managers, and, notably, the Robbetze family, the concept evolved into a tangible plan. In June 2021, Maia Wildlife was officially established.

Meet The Team

Our Partners

Tendeni Private Lodge, South Africa
Nomad Photography
Dinokeng Events, South Africa
European Wildlife Vets
Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa
Food For Rhinos
Diego Gelin

Your Ideas ...

Dear Guests and Clients,

At Maia Wildlife Safari Experiences, we are constantly striving to enhance our website, enrich our travel experiences, and elevate our events to provide you with unforgettable moments in nature. Your feedback and ideas are invaluable to us in this pursuit of continuous improvement.

We invite you to share your thoughts on how we can further develop our website to make it more user-friendly, informative, and engaging. Whether it's suggestions for new features, improvements to navigation, or ideas for enriching content, we welcome your input to create a better online experience for all our guests.

Additionally, we would love to hear your ideas on how we can enhance our travel offerings to new destinations, personalise experiences, and prioritise sustainability and conservation efforts. Your insights can help us tailor our safari experiences to better suit your preferences and create more meaningful connections with nature.

Furthermore, we are open to suggestions on how we can innovate our events, diversify offerings, collaborate with experts, and create interactive and memorable experiences for our guests. Your ideas can inspire us to organise events that cater to a wider audience and showcase the beauty of wildlife and conservation.

Please feel free to contact us with your feedback and suggestions on how we can collectively develop our website, travels, and events. Your input is highly valued, and we look forward to working together to create exceptional wildlife safari experiences for you and all our guests.

Thank you for being a part of the Maia Wildlife family, and we appreciate your contribution to our ongoing journey of growth and excellence.

Warm regards,
Maia Wildlife Team

MaiaWildlife founders
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