Inspiring a passion for wildlife and conservation through travel

Join us in the wild, experience Africa's beauty and fall in love the same way we did. We create safaris tailored to your wishes, guided by our expert knowledge of Africa’s wild spaces. Embark on a safari that leaves a legacy, supporting conservation and the protection of wildlife long into the future.

If everyone fights a corner, supports just one project that protects one area, then we stand a chance.

Welcome to Wild Wonderful World, and welcome to our mission.

Where it all started

A year in our Landy...

Not many companies start life in the back of a Land Rover, but this one did!

In 2017, Wild Wonderful World founders Michelle and Grant left their decade-long careers as safari guides, moved into their Land Rover Defender and travelled Africa for a year. They volunteered with organisations across the continent, dedicated to conserving wildlife.

With the threats facing wildlife growing fast, Michelle & Grant have experienced first-hand the need for unrestricted funding to enable these pivotal actors to carry out their work.

Wild Wonderful World was founded with the intention of sustainably raising funding for wildlife conservation, whilst connecting people to the wild through safari travel.

In the wise words of David Attenborough: “No-one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”

Wild Wonderful World exists to inspire travellers to save wildlife and preserve our wild spaces into the future.

Wild Wonderful World Safari

Our passionate team engages with travellers from around the world to create unique, unforgettable safari experiences to Africa’s top safari destinations. All safaris booked with Wild Wonderful World directly support wildlife conservation, without you needing to do or pay anything more! Those who have lost their hearts to the African wild, and want to do more, have the option of connecting with one or multiple conservation projects during their travels.

Wild Wonderful World conservation

We dedicate 100% of donations to our conservation fund to save wildlife in need and ensure teams on the ground have the resources they need to keep our wild spaces thriving. In addition to direct donations received, the fund is fuelled by safari contributions received from our sister travel company, also financing all overheads!

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Our Team

Meet the travel specialists guides, and wildlife experts that make up the Wild Wonderful World team!  

Board of Directors
Michelle Pengilly
Private Guide & Travel Specialist
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Grant Pengilly
Helicopter Pilot
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Jonty Bozas
Private Guide
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Evelyn Poole
Digital Marketing
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Amandine de Cumont
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Traveller Testimonials

We love hearing about our travellers' stories and some of their most cherished memories made whilst on safari with Wild Wonderful World!

Don & Amy

Kenya & Uganda - Safari
Well, what can we say. You guys have blown us away. Everything has been perfect from the moment we were picked up in Nairobi. This is a well oiled machine, so organized and so wonderfully friendly. We thank you both so much for communicating with us for the last 2 years to get to this point!

Mike & Helen

South Africa - Cape Town & Safari
Michelle is everything you could want from a guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable with a true love for the animals and all areas of the ecosystem, with all the answers to any question we could come up with. She does all of this with a warm and welcoming presence and its always a joy to be with her.

Camilla & Jens

South Africa - Kruger National Park
Michelle and Grant always went over and above to track the animals and by the end of the week we had seen more species than we could have dreamed of!We have already shared our experience with friends and family who would like to go on safari, we highly recommend them.


Botswana - Safari
Wild Wonderful World was really helpful with everything. I would deeply recommend Wild Wonderful World to my friends. Michelle is a great person with lots of knowledge, good spirit and is great company. I can't wait for my next trip to Africa.

The Loh Family

Namibia & South Africa - Safari
We enjoyed Michelle's thoughtfulness, knowledge and her ability to relate to us personally. Her care for the environment and empathy for people are amazing and she creates a generally nice atmosphere!We would absolutely recommend Wild Wonderful World to anyone!

Chris & Anna

South Africa - Kruger National Park
If you want a completely tailor-made experience that makes it special for you, Wild Wonderful World is the place to go! The best bit for us was having Michelle as a private guide, her willingness to go the extra mile made all the difference.

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What We Do

African safaris

Taking you on epic travel experiences, designed to connect you to the wild whilst giving back.

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conservation fund

Providing resources and funding to key projects: conservation is the driver behind everything we do!

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news from the bush

Get a glimpse into our journey, what we are thinking about and where we are headed, through our blog.

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