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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years

Is it Safe to Travel to Africa?

The people of Africa are very friendly. Their wonderful smiles greet you upon arrival and their sense of humor will enchant you. When we judge if somewhere is ‘safe’ we look at the local people and how they welcome the traveler.

If the general atmosphere is not hostile or their have not been any recent incidents against travelers, then we will encourage travel. In saying all this, we know the world but unpredictable. It is our governments’ responsibility to let us know about any situations that might endanger us as U.S. citizens. The State Department will ‘over warn’ us – but this is for our own protection. One must put these warnings, in perspective. Did you ever wonder what the world says about travel to the United States? An interesting exercise is to see Australia’s or other countries websites about their citizens traveling to the United States. Take a moment to view the travel advisory for Australian citizens wanting to visit the United States: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/United_States_of_America This is not to make light of any situation, we just need to understand the world we live in. Born Free’s priorities are for your safety, comfort and enjoyment.

Born Free and our associates keep abreast of all situations political and non-political. If a situation occurs we have 24-hour hotline. Most of our vehicles are equipped with emergency telephones. We have the ability to change itineraries at the last minute and would certainly cancel a trip if we knew you would be in harms way. If you have any questions at any time regarding your destination, do not hesitate to call. Your safety and comfort in traveling to any area is our foremost concern.

It is also good to have a good understanding of the size of Africa as a continent, to offer perspective.