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Winter Birding in South Africa

Winter birding in South Africa is fantastic, with a wide variety of unique and colorful birds, many of which stay in South Africa year-round. Here are some of the birding hotspots that our Operations Specialist Judy enjoyed in June (Winter) within South Africa.

Species Highlight: Serval

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.

Trip Report: Botswana and Zimbabwe, November 2022

A trip report from travelers John and Ann, who visited Botswana and Zimbabwe in November and December 2022 with The Wild Source.

Big Cat Research Report and Profile – May 2023

Updates on our big cat research initiatives from our biologist in the field at Njozi Camp, Yusuf Magoye.

The Wild Source Origins Collection

The Wild Source Origins is a collection of itineraries that return to the roots of safari. Each itinerary is more of an expedition than a vacation, with an affordable price point, rustic accommodations and a diverse mixture of wildlife viewing and physically active adventures.

Trip Report: Tanzania River Crossing Safari, August 2022

A Tanzania trip report from Dave and Meg , travelers with The Wild Source in August 2022.

Trip Report: Epic Kenya – July 2022

A detailed trip report from travelers to Kenya in July 2022.

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.

Adventure in the Mara

An adventure of epic proportions, written by legendary Maasai guide, Ping.

Covid Updates and Safari Travel: October 2021

We understand that you may have questions about whether or not you should travel. Your safety is our number one priority, and we want you to feel confident and comfortable on safari.

What to Read and Watch Before Your Safari

A list of recommended reading and viewing to inspire you before your safari.

Why You Should Book With A Travel Specialist in the Covid Era

Reasons why booking your safari with an Africa specialist operator is more important than ever in the pandemic travel era.

Holiday Gifts for the Wildlife Lover

We've rounded up some of our favorite ideas for holiday gifts that give back.

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.

Kenya Post-Covid Shut Down Safari Report

My trip to Kenya was a great experience and I highly recommend Kenya right now for those considering travel. Kenya is taking Covid very seriously with proper precautions in place. I felt completely safe during my trip.

Why NOW is a great time for safari travel

Typically, we recommend booking your safari 6 or even 12 months in advance for best availability - however, COVID has made last-minute bookings not only possible, but advantageous.

World Elephant Day 2020

Celebrating World Elephant Day August 12 is World Elephant Day and we are celebrating with all things “ele,” from brand new video content straight from our team in the Serengeti, to links and resources that support elephant conservation, to our favorite itineraries for outstanding elephant viewing (and even some ethical interactions). In June 2020, while […]

World Ranger Day

The annual commemoration of the founding of The International Ranger Federation and to thank all of the rangers who work tirelessly to protect our wild places.


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