About Uakii Wilderness Safaris
supporting Namibian communities
“Uakii” is derived from the Otjiherero word “Uaakisa” meaning to “enlighten” or “bring light to”.
Enhancing Namibian lives through sustainable tourism projects.
Local Namibian entrepreneur Peter-Hain Kazapua started Uakii Wilderness Safaris in 2004, but his journey in the Namibian tourism industry started long before this. Peter-Hain worked for one of the biggest tourism companies (Wilderness Safaris) in Southern Africa, where he gained invaluable experience and knowledge. He also was involved at the NACOBTA (Namibia Community Based Tourism Association), where he earned valuable insight into managing community-based tourism projects.
Uakii Wilderness Safaris operates a unique series of cultural experiences and community-based tours in the Omaheke region of Namibia.
“We strongly believe in building bridges across cultures and transcending cultural barriers in a non-intrusive and respectful manner by upholding the integrity and celebrating the uniqueness of all human beings. Unique cultural, educational and community-based tours of the Kalahari San (Bushmen), OvaHerero, Batswana and Nama-Damara communities will give you insight into the traditions and cultures of these fascinating people. Let us guide you in a meeting, interacting and learning about Namibia”.
Peter-Hain Kazapua has featured in the following documentaries with BBC Current Affairs London, namely: Tropic of Capricorn-Namibia & Botswana, BBC-Tribal Wives series II, www. diverse. Tv, Human Planet-BBC Natural History, Deserts-Life in Furnace. Peter-Hain was also nominated/recommended for a top guide award (The Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2011), AITO (The Association of Independent Tour Operators), and www.worldguideawards.co.uk. This recommendation was made by the famous TV Traveller Simon Reeve and the book One Day in September .