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

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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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


It Starts with
Your Dreams

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


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



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



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



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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The Latest from Our Africa Safari Blog

COVID Considerations for Travelers

It is official, safari travel is possible once again! As countries around the world begin to open their borders, many of us are eagerly anticipating our return to Africa and other overseas destinations. Perhaps you are too. For those keen to begin traveling again, there are a few COVID considerations to keep in mind.

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Bush & Beach Honeymoon

From $7,595 per person Combine wildlife, culture, luxury and relaxation on this ultimate East Africa bush and beach honeymoon (or romantic anniversary trip)!

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View from Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek: The Roof of Africa

From $4,500 per person Mt. Kilimanjaro to experience the views from the Roof of Africa Trip Details: At 19,341 feet (5,895 m), Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain, giving it the name, the “Roof of Africa.” There are many trekking companies and routes to choose from. We have selected a route that ensures top quality guiding and supports a locally-owned business. You will journey through the life zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the less-used, more scenic trails that offer excellent opportunities for acclimatization and optimizes for your chances to summit.

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Featured Group Trip: Our First American Safari

American Safari Series: Spring Wildlife in Yellowstone
Bears, wolves, bison, moose, big horn sheep & more

May 22 - 28, 2021
Experience the classic American Safari with Bill Given, founder of The Wild Source, and Taylor Phillips, an expert local guide and naturalist. We’ll explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with time in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. This trip has been specifically designed to take place in late May, before the big crowds arrive, but when the bears are awake and there are lots of young animals. We will head out in custom safari-style vehicles in search of wolves, bears, bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, birds, and much more.

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


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

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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.

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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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