Design Your Journey

Start designing  
Alana Hayden
Dear Traveler,

For over 44 years, Born Free Safaris has been designing very special journeys throughout the world. When the company was first founded, in addition to Africa, we created trips to South America, India, and Australia. Africa became so popular that we concentrated in the continent as our primary destination. Today, due to requests from many of our repeat travelers we've decided to again feature select world destinations with the same creativity and care as we do in Africa. We have partnered with a major nature travel company to offer trips to the Galapagos, Antarctica, a very special polar bear safari and our own unique Born Free journeys to additional select destinations.

Born Free's start was when I was personally selected to organize fundraising safaris in the late 70's to Kenya for Joy Adamson, who wrote the best-selling book and subsequent film 'Born Free' about her life in the bush with the lioness Elsa. Ms. Adamson greeted each initial travel group and told stories of her experiences. Seeing the profound impression these safaris made on the participants inspired my life's passion to create journeys to Africa.

Africa has changed quite a bit since I started Born Free Safaris & Tours in 1976. Still spectacular by nature, it is no longer a destination for only the hardcore "adventure seeker". Accommodation and services are world-class. Each country has so much to offer - from the great plains of the Serengeti to the markets of Morocco; from proud Maasai women and warriors, to the Pyramids of Egypt or Cape Town wine country regions - all will leave you spellbound. Africa is for anyone who wants a trip that is out of the ordinary.

I look back to see what mark I will have left ... and without a doubt, what constantly stands out is how many dreams, lifetime journeys and bucket list trips that I have helped make a reality. I invite you to look through this website, see what appeals to or inspires you, then reach out - and I will personally provide the kind of expertise and customer service that matters to the most discriminating travelers.

On most safari websites you will see a section titled "About Us". But at Born Free Safaris --


We hope you will consider Born Free Safaris & Tours as your partner in creating your dream journey.

Alana Hayden
President & Founder,
Born Free Safaris & Tours
Health & safety
Born Free Safaris is proud to be a qualified and vetted Trusted Travel Partner of TourSafe Africa.

Click here for information on protocols we're taking so you can travel in confidence.