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
 

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Itineraries

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

Lions in the Ngorongoro Crater

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
 

Customized itinerary

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

Wild Kenya: Big Cats and Biodiversity in the Mara

From $3,995 per person Kenya is the original safari country and still delivers the classic game viewing experience. Featuring the Masai Mara Reserve, which is quite likely the most productive wildlife viewing area in all of Africa, this is a superb location for serious game viewing and photography.

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Cycling Circumnavigation of Kilimanjaro plus Biologist Safari (Origins Collection)

From $4,125 per person This 95-mile bicycle tour passes through colorful mountain villages, past lush coffee and maize farms, into cool mountain forests, and then out into the drier and sparsely populated savanna on the northwest side. Enjoy a mode of travel that allows you to experience more personally the sights and sounds of life on Kilimanjaro. Top your adventure with a world-class safari in the Serengeti.

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Hike the Foothills of Kilimanjaro plus Biologist Safari (Origins Collection)

From $4,295 per person There are more ways to experience Tanzania's most famous mountain than summiting it! Trek through the foothills of Kilimanjaro for an incredibly authentic cultural and wilderness experience, propelled by your own feet through this incredible region. Cap off your off-the-beaten-path hiking adventure with 3 days on safari in the world famous Serengeti, seeking out big cats, the Great Migration and dozens of iconic safari species and astounding bird life. You will have the special experience of being guided by a local wildlife biologist at your authentic tented camp.

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Featured Group Trip: Winter American Safari

American Safari Series: Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone
Wolves, bison, moose, big horn sheep & more

Jan 08 - 15, 2022

Experience the wonders of Yellowstone in winter with Bill Given, founder of The Wild Source, and Taylor Phillips, an expert Yellowstone area guide and naturalist. We’ll spend 6 full days exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with time in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in search of wolves, bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, eagles, trumpeter swans and much more.

 Winter here is incredibly scenic, with steaming thermal features and frozen waterfalls in the park’s snowy interior. There are very few visitors at this time of year and travel in the park is restricted to snowcoaches, making for an exclusive experience.

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 in this May 2019 Article

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.Learn More

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.

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Forbes

Disruptive Empowerment

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

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