About Darcie Smith

Director of Safari Planning

Countries Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, Belize, Mexico, Canada, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Zealand, France, Germany, The UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, and extensive travel through the American West.

Favourite Destinations

Botswana, Zambia, and Tanzania

About The Wild Source


801 14th Street, Golden, Colorado




Wildlife Biologist Planned Adventures

Africa overwhelms the senses, and the safari choices can be overwhelming. That’s where The Wild Source comes in.

We live and work in Africa and the USA. The Wild Source was founded by African big cat researcher Bill Given to create a safari planning company that could apply wildlife biologist knowledge to develop safaris tailored specifically to the wildlife interests of each traveler. We provide the convenience of a Colorado based planning office but also have a full Tanzanian registered ground operation with an office in Arusha. The Wild Source employs a staff of 20 in Africa and we have our own remarkable guides and camps. We have partnerships with the other major camp owners to be able to offer the full range of possibilities for each itinerary. Ultimately it is all about relationships, and our special community spanning two continents makes The Wild Source uniquely positioned to create and deliver a safari that exceeds your dreams.

Terms and Conditions

The Wild Source Terms and Conditions

A 30% non-refundable deposit confirms booking. 

Please note: If Gorilla/Primate trekking, Trek permits are billed as a separate cost and must be paid in full at time of booking to confirm space. 

Full payment is due 90 days before tour date.

Bookings made within 90 days of tour date must be settled in full on confirmation of the booking.  

Cancellations of bookings will be subject to the following terms:

- Cancellation from confirmation date until 91 days from tour date – forfeit the 30% deposit.

- Cancellation 90 days or less from tour date - forfeit 100% of tour cost.

Note: If the government institutes a tax increase, The Wild Source reserves the right to extend the increase, which could apply to national park fees, departure taxes, and tourism tax.

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