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Let's Go On Safari!

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Writing to make a difference

Kate was 7 years old when she went on safari in South Africa where she met Michelle, her game driver.  Kate and Michelle teamed up to turn their adventures into a lively book in which they share facts and secrets about the African bush. At the same time, they show how you can become advocates for wild animals!  

Let's Go On Safari Book

All sales are donated

Kate Gilman Williams and Michelle Campbell are donating all sales from their book to these three leading international organizations who work to protect animals, fight poaching, and promote youth activism. Sales will be donated to The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (33%), the Jane Goodall Institute (33%), and Global Wildlife Conservation (33%).

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The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.

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the Jane Goodall Institute

JGI advances Dr. Goodall’s holistic approach through a tapestry of nine strategies that build on each other and bring the power of community-centered conservation to life.

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Global Wildlife Conservation

Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) conserves the diversity of life on Earth by protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat in more than 50 countries.

The story so far

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Kate & Michelle

It all begins

I woke up one morning and just started writing. I wrote down memories of my trip. But something was missing! It was missing a conservation voice. I needed my game driver Michelle! I emailed her and asked her if she would write the book with me, and she said yes. For weeks, we emailed back and forth between Austin and Africa until we had a first draft.
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Kate & Michelle
Jane Goodall with the kids
Dr. Jane Goodall

From book to advocacy

With momentum from Dr. Goodall's support - I was able to partner with The Jane Goodall Institute, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Global Wildlife Conservation. I was able to meet with top scientists who save species. And, Brian Sheth and Angela Sheldrick both formally endorsed my book.
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Dr. Jane Goodall
Kids with Lets Go On Safari book
Trinity Episcopal School

The editing team

My book was not published yet and it still needed many edits. I needed feedback from kids. I needed to see what kids thought. My school, Trinity Episcopal School, pulled an all-kid editing panel together to help me with final edits.
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Trinity Episcopal School
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Ryan Seacrest & Kate

The next big step

It took forever to find a publisher! 8 months to be exact. I opened so many letters and emails that said no. But finally, with the help of Ryan Seacrest having me on his radio program, I found a publisher.
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Ryan Seacrest & Kate
Kate at the book tour
Let's Go on Safari!

Book tour!

We flew Michelle to the United States for a month long tour of our book. From Austin to New York City to Los Angeles, we toured, signed books, and met so many animal advocates, including a few famous ones!
Kate at the book tour
Let's Go on Safari!

Let’s go

Help us make an impact!

Kate is the youngest author in history to launch a global title that is 100% philanthropic. You can do your part by purchasing a copy. All sales will go towards supporting animal conversation and activism groups.