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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.
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We take time to explain the differences between safari styles and destinations
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There is no “best” safari! We learn your preferences and what you want to prioritize
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Your safari planner customizes an itinerary then fine-tunes it with further input
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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.
Johnson "Ping” Nkukuu
Masai Mara, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya
Okavango Delta, Botswana
THE GREAT MIGRATION AND MORE
Home of the world-famous Serengeti National Park and the Great Migration.
LAND OF CHARISMATIC PREDATORS
The original safari country, with some of Africa’s best wildlife in the Masai Mara.
REMOTE AND EXCLUSIVE
Untamed, remote wilderness and the unique wonders of the Okavango Delta.
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.
This safari is customized to take advantage of the best opportunities for the green season in Botswana to observe diverse wildlife.
This incredible itinerary features East Africa's top guides on a private safari through Tanzania and Kenya.
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This one-of-a-kind small group safari features an exceptional Bushman Guide team from The Wild Source, as you visit an iconic location where African wild dogs have been featured in 2023 films by BBC (Planet Earth 3) and Disney Nature (Animals Up Close). We utilize an authentic mobile camp, the ultimate for safari purists. Here the experience is in dining under the stars while sharing stories around the fire, learning of Bushman culture through the oral tradition, and being connected to the bush and wildlife at all times. You will have a nice level of comfort but never forget your special surrounds!
This small group safari features an exceptional Bushman Guide from The Wild Source, as you visit two iconic locations featured in films about African wild dogs. First you'll visit a prime wildlife area in Botswana's Okavango Delta, where BBC filmed Planet Earth III "Freshwater" episode, featuring African wild dogs hunting red lechwe in the water. Then Diesel will lead the group as you travel on to Zambia; first for a night on an island in the Zambezi River near Livingstone, then on to Lower Zambezi National Park. The Lower Zambezi has also been a hotspot for wild dogs the past few seasons, with filmmakers focusing on a massive pack that frequently hunt buffalo - extremely unusual for wild dogs to hunt this large and dangerous species.
In Africa the big cats get all of the attention but you are missing something special if you don’t spend time with one of the most charismatic of the smaller African cats – the serval. Servals have legs for days and are daytime hunters, making them one of the species that can turn your safari experience into something magical.
Featured Group Trip
Congo Discovery Photographic Safari with Paul Kirui – 2024 Group Trip
August 4-12, 2024
This one-of-a-kind journey is lead by Paul Kirui, who is among the most accomplished guides and photography leaders in all of Africa. Paul was just the second guide in Kenya to achieve Gold Level Status. Paul is Chairman of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association, in 2014 was named one of Conde Naste’s 15 Safari Guide Legends, and earned the Ecotourism Guide of the Year award in both 2016 & 2017. He frequently guides for the BBC. Join Paul to experience one of Africa’s least-explored wilderness areas and the world’s second-largest rainforest, the 4-million sq km Congo Basin, on a journey that supports low-impact tourism and conservation of one of the planet’s essential and irreplaceable ecosystems.
By foot, vehicle, boat, and kayak you’ll explore Odzala-Kokoua National Park from three unique camps that together highlight the incredible biodiversity of the tropical rainforest ecosystem, knowing that your visit contributes to the low-impact tourism model that protects one of the most beautiful and intact rainforests on the planet.
Trek with researchers to the critically endangered western lowland gorillas. Sit along the bais for the chance to observe even the shiest of species who arrive to quench their thirst and source precious minerals including forest elephants, forest buffalo, bongo, and bushpig. Experience the diverse landscapes from dense forest to savannah grasslands and wide, meandering rivers. While Odzala is home to the pioneering research of the western lowland gorilla, this is far more than a gorilla trekking expedition. It is a journey well suited to the adventurous and curious traveler who appreciates a multitude of nature’s creatures and the physical demands of forest walking trails, kayaking, and river walks.
Over 100 different mammal species are found here including western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and red-tailed monkeys. More terrestrial species include forest buffalo, sitatunga, and species of duiker some not much larger than rabbits. Herds of shy forest elephants move along ancient pathways and over 400 bird species also call Odzala home.
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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.