Legendary Safari Experiences

Wildlife Biologist-Planning &
Unparalleled Guiding

A safari should be a profound experience. Great guides can touch your heart and fill your mind with a new understanding of the natural world that surrounds you. Witness astonishing wildlife, complete with fascinating behaviors and interactions between species. Engage with people who are soulful and welcoming. Safari is like no other journey, yet most people find a fast familiarity buried deep in their DNA as this is a return to our origins.

A trip to Africa can often overwhelm the senses, much like the number of safari operators available to consumers today can make travel planning an overwhelming decision. That’s where The Wild Source comes in.

So… what makes The Wild Source different
from mainstream safari operators?
The Wild Source is a mission-driven safari operator. We specialize in wildlife biologist-planned safaris, using travel as a conservation tool to empower local people and conserve wildlife and wild places. We are known for our remarkable guiding team, serious wildlife viewing, and creating camp ownership opportunities for local people.
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Extraordinarily Unconventional Safari Experiences

World Class
Guiding

As a tour operator founded by safari guides, we know the experience, knowledge, and passion of your guide is the backbone of the entire safari experience
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Wildlife Biologist Background

Our founder Bill’s biology background informs our planning decisions. Meanwhile, our Tanzanian biologists are actively conducting field research in the Serengeti.
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Revolutionary Partnerships

We are committed to empowering local safari guides to gain ownership of camps that traditionally only benefit foreign expat owners
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Custom
Planning

Our planning team has the personal “boots on the ground” experience and deep knowledge of wildlife destinations to plan the best safari tailored to your interests.
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The Process We Use To Deliver Exactly What You Want

How We Plan Your Ultimate Safari

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It Starts with
Your Dreams

We Stay True to Our Foundation:
The best guides, locations, and local connections are the pillars of our product
 

Sample
Itineraries

We Start with the Big Picture:
We take time to explain the differences between safari styles and destinations
 

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Custom Trip Review
With Our Team

We Get to Know You:
There is no “best” safari! We learn your preferences and what you want to prioritize
 

Book Your Trip
(With Our Help)

We Customize and Iterate:
Your safari planner customizes an itinerary then fine-tunes it with further input
 
Experience on safari

Go On Your Adventure of a Lifetime!

We Prepare You for the Journey:
Once confirmed, we provide a preparation packet to keep you excited and prepared!
 

Our Team

With an international team that works and lives in the USA, Kenya, Tanzania, and Botswana, our relationships spanning two continents make The Wild Source uniquely positioned to design and deliver the safari of your dreams.

We provide the convenience of a fully staffed safari planning and operations office in Colorado, but the quality assurance of our own elite guides, safari vehicles, and operations teams on the ground in Africa.  Learn more about our team by clicking here.

Featured Destinations

THE GREAT MIGRATION AND MORE

Tanzania

Home of the world-famous Serengeti National Park and the Great Migration.

LAND OF CHARISMATIC PREDATORS

Kenya

The original safari country, with some of Africa’s best wildlife in the Masai Mara.

REMOTE AND EXCLUSIVE

Botswana

Untamed, remote wilderness and the unique wonders of the Okavango Delta. 

Featured Itineraries

Epic Mara: Big Cats in Focus

This safari is designed with serious photographers and/or wildlife aficionados in mind. We combine all the essential elements for remarkable wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. The location is the renowned Masai Mara, unsurpassed for prolific wildlife viewing. The guiding is on the legendary level, utilizing one of our 3 Kenyan guide team who are recognized among the most accomplished in Africa.

Rwanda 3-Day Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be added on to any other safari.

Primates of Uganda

Experience up-close viewing of chimpanzees and mountain gorillas.

Quintessential Tanzania: River Crossing Season

With the Great Migration of nearly 2 million animals in the area, the Northern Serengeti is the stage for one of nature's most famed events - the dramatic migration crossings of the Mara River.

Botswana Desert and Delta Safari: Outstanding Value, Top Wildlife and Diverse Landscapes

This safari is customized to take advantage of the best opportunities for the green season in Botswana to observe diverse wildlife.

Ultimate East Africa: Exceptional Guiding in Northern Tanzania and the Masai Mara

This incredible itinerary features East Africa's top guides on a private safari through Tanzania and Kenya.

The Latest from Our Africa Safari Blog

Serious Cat Safari with Ping, Peter, Fadhil, Henry and The Njozi Biologists – Small Group Trip 2023

This Serious Cat Safari is the ultimate itinerary for our wildlife enthusiasts who are unwaveringly, unconditionally, undoubtedly committed to cats!

Epic Mara: Big Cats in Focus

This safari is designed with serious photographers and/or wildlife aficionados in mind. We combine all the essential elements for remarkable wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. The location is the renowned Masai Mara, unsurpassed for prolific wildlife viewing. The guiding is on the legendary level, utilizing one of our 3 Kenyan guide team who are recognized among the most accomplished in Africa.

Ultimate Tanzania with Paul Kirui (Calving Season) – Group Trip 2023 (Group #2 FULL)

Due to high demand, we have a second opportunity in 2023 to go on safari in Tanzania with legendary Kenyan guide, photographer and camp owner, Paul Kirui. Paul is ready to explore the best of Calving Season with a private small group, capped at 4 travelers total sharing a private vehicle.

Trip Report: Primates of Uganda, A Journey Through the Pearl of Africa

Safari Specialist Emily traveled to Uganda in November 2021. Read her trip report here for more details.

Featured Group Trip: Calling All Cat Fanatics!

The Serious Cat Safari with Ping, Peter, Fadhil, Henry and the Njozi Biologists

March 07-16, 2023 (limited to 8 spots total!)

This Serious Cat Safari is the ultimate small group safari for our wildlife enthusiasts who are unwaveringly, unconditionally, undoubtedly committed to cats!

The itinerary has been designed for the cat fanatic who is ready to spend sunrise to sunset seeking out fascinating cat behavior in two of the world’s most incredible locations for wild cats – the Masai Mara in Kenya (based at Enaidura Camp with legendary guides Ping and Peter) and Ndutu / Southern Serengeti in Tanzania (based at Njozi Camp with expert guides Fadhil and Henry, and the Njozi biologist team David and Yusuf).

This is a remarkable itinerary to focus on the big cat species. The smaller cats are far from guaranteed, but historically these have also been among the best areas for finding serval, caracal and African wild cat so there is a chance of additional cat luck. Cat Fanatics, contact us today: [email protected]

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Our Reviews

Testimonials from real clients who have traveled with The Wild Source:

Awards and Press Mentions

FORTUNE MAGAZINE

Adventure with a Purpose

The Wild Source was recommended by Fortune magazine.

FODOR'S
 

Top 10 Tour Operator

The Wild Source was named one of Fodor's Top 10 Tour Operators in Fodor's Travel Complete Guide to African Safaris.

Conde Nast Traveller

Locally Owned Safari Camps

Read about The Wild Source's involvement with change-making outposts across the continent that are pioneering a new generation of local ownership in the safari industry.

Forbes

Disruptive Empowerment

Read about The Wild Source difference on Forbes.com. Traveling with us supports local ownership and disruptive empowerment.

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