William Jones


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When nothing but the most out-there adventure will suffice, Jones is the person to call. He has coordinated chopper flights over the deserts of Chad, built mobile “fly camps” on the shores of Lake Turkana, in the Rift Valley, and planned passages by cargo vessel down the Omo River, in Ethiopia. 

Jones is the founder of Journeys by Design and its sister not-for-profit Wild Philanthropy. An environmental scientist and Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, he was raised in six African countries, and draws on his 'little black book' of contacts and experiences to design and guide unique and highly immersive frontier and off-google journeys across Africa. An advocate of low volume-high impact travel, Journeys by Design curates just 100 trips a year.

His philanthropy-focused firm supports social enterprises in Ethiopia. "Clients want to spend more on remote camps far from the madding crowds, especially if it means spending more time with the host community," Jones says.

Language(s) Spoken: English and basic Amharic and Swahili

Average Daily Spend: $2,000

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info

will@journeysbydesign.com | +1 646 652 0489 | Brighton, UK




"Will Jones continues to push the boundaries for travel in Africa. He always finds the best people. Once, when traveling through the salt flats of Ethiopia on the Eritrean border, the amazing guide Will found for us talked our way out of a very delicate situation because he knew the local chieftain so we could pass uninterrupted. Will creates the perfect balance of adventure, conservation, education and fun. He knows the continent better than any travel consultant and has forged partnerships with leaders in travel and conservation such as African Parks which allow us access to normally restricted areas." - Megan K.


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