Governors Camp Collection enters strategic partnership with Wilderness Safaris
We are very proud to announce that the Governors Camp Collection has entered into a strategic partnership with one of Southern Africa's premier Safari Operators, Wilderness Safaris.
According to Dominic Grammaticas, Managing Director of the Governors Camp Collection this powerful partnership of two strong brands in African Tourism will provide the Governors Camp Collection with the capital required for an exciting investment programme in Kenya and Rwanda and opportunities for the development of the Governors brand regionally and beyond. "We are proud to partner with one of the most respected names in premium safari tourism; an organisation with very similar heritage, outlook and philosophy to our own" he said.
Keith Vincent, Wilderness Safaris CEO said "With over 40 years experience in pioneering safaris and eco tourism in East Africa and a very similar approach to our core four C's ethos of Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture, Governors are the perfect, like-minded partners for us to extend our sustainability and eco tourism footprint into the region. This will in turn help us to achieve our vision to continue building further sustainable conservation economies in East Africa. Not only do the Governors brand and Grammaticas family share our values and vision for the role eco tourism can play in African conservation, but our two companies operate in complementary geographic areas, do not compete and can both enhance each other businesses. We are therefore proud to invest in this well-known and long-established family-run business, and to partner with one of the oldest and most respected brands in the region."
Both the Governors Camp Collection and Wilderness Safaris will maintain their individual identities, brands, structures and independence. Governors will remain owner-run and we will continue to conduct all our own marketing, sales and reservations activities. For its part, Wilderness Safaris will promote Governors as a preferred partner in Kenya and Rwanda. Agents and Clients with an existing relationship with Governors will continue to deal with Governors directly.
This is very exciting for both The Governors Camp Collection and Wilderness Safaris. It is a very positive development in the tourism industries of Kenya and Rwanda and for sustainable tourism within the region. We look forward to what the future holds and to our continuing relationship with you all.