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Thank you for stopping by our page. I'm Nancy Thaxton, CEO of Regal Travel By Design, with 17yrs of International Travel, Tour and Safari Experiences. 

Our family are World Travelers and Uganda is like a second home to us. My husband had traveled to East Africa, Teaching, Training Pastors and hosted several Business Summits. I was commissioned to set up a 5 stadium Prayer Event that would host 1000's of Ugandan worshipers, including the 1st Lady and President with Parliament.
Our youngest daughter began her travel at age 16 and after grad school moved to Uganda to help build an international TV station.

Our oldest daughter also began her mission trek as a teenager and now she has traveled to over 31 countries as a tour conductor/guide.

We are excited to be in association with Excel, and Joab Sonka, adding Unique "Experiences" with a "Volunteerism to Africa... Many people want to give their lives away in missions and volunteer work, so we are thrilled to provide these opportunities... We also are excited to add "Teen Missions" to our "Experiences"  - See you on the other side of this Amazing World -Nancy

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Tours, Travel, Tickets & Missions... Wild Heart African Safaris, an indigenous African safari and tour company with an international touch. With our roots in Africa and our branches in America, we pride in the uniqueness of each of our founding team. The combination of the best of these two cultures come to play in giving you a truly authentic and rewarding experience.


We are cohorts with RegalTravelByDesign USA, a ticketing and missions support business with decades of years of experience. Our African roots are indisputably one of the best. Our on-ground team is - composed of knowledgeable and competent director of operations, administer, travel guides, drivers with a combined experience of over two decades in the industry, we definitely mean business when it comes to tours, travel, missions and volunteer opportunities.


Tour and Travel


We organize and execute custom made safaris for individuals, family, groups, honeymooners etc. Our packages and itineraries are all designed with your best experience and enjoyment as topmost on our minds. Everything else is secondary to that goal. We understand travel takes a lot of time and resources for you, so we strive to make it count.


Our ground team knows and understands the ins and outs of our region-Uganda, the great lakes area and beyond. Our team will personally tailor make your itinerary, not copy and paste, and will execute it with a similar diligence to be sure your expectations don’t differ from reality.


Booking Travel:


We relieve you of the stress of finding an affordable, value-for-money-ticket that best matches your itinerary. Our US based Regal Travel by Design has specialized in this for decades. 


We specialize in offering great group, missionary and humanitarian fares at times (depending on the airlines & destination) allowing up to 3 free bags, refunds or small cancel or change fees


Concierge, Missionary and Humanitarian Support Services. 


We facilitate missionaries and humanitarian activities by providing professional logistical services to make your work in Africa and mission glitch less. Our support services include, arranging airport pick-ups, affordable ground transportation all the while you are here. Whether group or individuals, talk to us about your needs and we will be happy to help.



Arranging convenient and cost friendly accommodations within your budget range. Whether your preference is a hotel, guest house or Airbnb for long haul stays, we will do this for you so you can concentrate on your main mission.


Cross Culture Services


Sometimes working cross cultures can be challenging in communication, managing expectations versus realities. We provide go cross culture services, between you and your local partners to streamline expectations to make sure everything is legit and in good order for your stay.


Language Interpretation and culture shock absorbers. Although it is exciting to be/work in a new culture, it can be as well challenging dealing with a new culture without preparation. Some of the culture shocks can be as big as etiquette and social norms or as small as language barriers.


Coming to a mission costs much time, resources and your convenience, you don't want something as small as a language to become a barrier to your mission success. Wild Heart does not only have tour guides but culture guides and language interpreters as well to make sure everything works out as smoothly as possible for our clients.


Voluntourism and Sustainable Communities


Wild Heart is at the center stage in promoting and building sustainable communities through voluntourism (Tourism + volunteerism). We believe the world is one big village and we are all neighbors, despite the different cultures and languages. We care about our communities, the people and social causes. These are in the areas we serve in our voluntourism program,


Education-serving with schools that serve underprivileged children.


Business development -serving marginalized groups of people and communities through business enterprise to empower them through their CBO’s. These include women groups, Youth groups, teenage mothers etc.


Medical/Specialized skills-we arrange and facilitate medical camps and other specialized skills and take them where they are most needed. These can take the form of dental camps, optical camps, vocational skills, building, agriculture etc


Elderly and vulnerable groups outreach


We organize outreaches to the most vulnerable members of our communities/societies to lend a hand up. These include elderly people, children and other groups. We create food banks and other basic life requirements to reach out and serve them. We create strategic and meaningful volunteer opportunities and create partnerships to oversee growth of these.

Joab Sonko- Wild Heart African Safaris & Excel Host


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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