Our Company

Why choose us?
• We live in Africa & are up to date with developments in the countries
• We have first-hand product knowledge & form our own opinion
• We are independent travel experts & tailor individual safaris to your needs
• We have an European background & understand travellers requests and expectations
• Our company is based in Switzerland, trades under European law & is fully insured
• We are passionate about Africa & conservation

Locally based: Our team hand-crafts unique holiday itineraries and authentic travel experiences throughout Southern Africa. Based in Zimbabwe, owner-run and independent, we are able to travel through the countries, meet our partners and build close relationships with them. Therefore we are always up to date, know about the latest specials and trends and get the best deals for you.

Custom-made: A romantic Honeymoon, an exciting adventure safari or a long desired visit to Africa – whatever your reason may be, we tailor your individual holidays. We do not believe in standard packages, as this is your special time. We stand for tailor-made safaris, recommend ‘off-the-beaten-track’-routes, accommodation with a personal touch and visits to the local communities – the hidden gems of each destination.

The customer is king: we see ourselves as an advisor, creating a special holiday for you and with you! To understand and meet your expectations and to provide a memorable, individual journey, we stay in personal contact with you from the first enquiry until after your trip. We guide you through the jungle of services offered to create the perfect package for you.

Adopted homeland: Our offices are in Zimbabwe and Switzerland, combining both our homes. Being born and having grown up in Europe, we are aware of the needs, fears and expectations from travellers from abroad. We decided to live in Zimbabwe because we fell in love with the country and its people. Having travelled extensively through Southern Africa over the years and also having lived here, we do not only know about the beauty of the country but also see behind the curtain. Responsible travel principles and low-impact tourism are essential for us. We know Africa, we love Africa and we want to share it with you.

Ready for an authentic bush experience? For customised safaris, bookings and advice contact us today! At The Safari Source there is no such thing as 8 to 5. We are here for you throughout the week.

Our Experts

Dkff. Monika Korn
Dkff. Monika KornManaging Director & Destination Manager
I first went to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe as an Au Pair. The day I landed on the tiny airport and smelt the African September heat, I fell in love with the country.

6 month later, I went back to Austria and studied Tourism & Leisure Management. Afterwards I gained a lot of experience in the finest hotels and restaurants in Europe. However, my heart was longing to go back to Africa. I finally returned to Zimbabwe in 2009 – the year when the currency changed to the US-Dollar. Suddenly an unbelievable optimism was sweeping through the country. When I was offered a job and the chance to stay, I cancelled the flight back to Europe. I wanted to be part of this rise.

Working in the tourism industry I learned a lot about southern Africa and travelled as much as possible to experience it first-hand. In 2011 I established my own travel agency, The Safari Source. I fulfilled my dream to offer my clients tailor-made safaris, adjusted to their wishes. I simply love my job!

Rosemary Chapinduka
Rosemary Chapinduka Reservation & Destination Manager
As a young girl, I was often found alone, under a tree reading a book or taking walks in some of the beautiful paths in Burnside, a suburb of Bulawayo, that I grew up in. This is very unusual for a young African girl!

When I finished high school, I decided to study tourism at the Zimbabwe College, although back then I didn’t have a clue where this would take me. Deep inside I really loved travel and discovering the world but first of all discovering what Africa has to offer. There were so many things I didn’t know even about my own country. 3 years later, I found myself in a place where my heart just longed to learn more about travel, hospitality and guest experiences.

My passion grew and I was privileged to get involved with Tailormade Safaris at age 20. This exposed me to travelling and getting to interact with guests from different backgrounds and cultures which was truly a wonder. A few years down the line, I have discovered the more that I love tourism! And though there is still so much to learn I want to share what I know with many that have their hearts open to discovering the beauty of what African nature holds for them and what travel can expose them to!

Our Clients