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

What is the Travel Comfort Level in Africa?

There are not many inconveniences in the more sophisticated countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Southern Africa. Food is wonderful and varied, most dietary needs can be met. Lodges are good if not world-class. Your comfort level might be challenged on rough roads, multiple flights, changes in locations, and number of guests in a vehicle. Be sure to understand the full travel details about your trip before you book. However, there are countries that are more difficult then others. Accommodations can be very basic, infrastructure unsophisticated, food simple. While on safari you will be off road and can be out for many hours, no matter how deluxe a trip you book.

The conveniences and the inconveniences will depend on which safari you select. We encourage you to call the Born Free office and discuss your comfort level with one of our safari consultants. We can then direct you to the right safari. Most travelers come back from Africa raving about the level of services and how the guides and staff are so wonderful.

The food in Africa is in one world ‘fabulous’. The choices are wide and we can cater to any dietary need from vegan to diabetic. Speak with our consultants.

We encourage you to call the Born Free office and discuss your comfort level with one of our safari consultants. We can then direct you to the right safari. Most travelers come back from Africa raving about the level of services and how the guides and staff are so wonderful.

To help you make the most informed decision about your journey, each of our itineraries is designated an accommodation comfort level.:

FINEST IN AFRICA
Outstanding award-winning properties rated for their location, service and ambiance. Trips that feature Africa’s Finest may also include stops at ‘High Comfort’ properties. Africa’s Finest can include premium safari camps where nothing is left behind in comfort, a hotel under canvas.

HIGH COMFORT
All the amenities and more. Top properties and general Born Free favorites, selected for their comfort, service, facilities and location.

MODERATE
Generally, simple, well located and appointed accommodations offering an excellent value.

SAFARI CHIC
Truly a wonderful property, ‘oozing’ with ambiance! Services always rain supreme. Special activities are often available such as bush dinners or cultural interactions. Safari chic can be a deluxe camp with excellent facilities or an over the top lodge. Generally a tented camp with all conveniences, special activities and a fabulous atmosphere. Nothing left behind in comfort.

SIMPLE PLEASURES
Simple, clean and safe accommodations. They also may be suggested to the budget traveler. On Born Free trips, ‘Simple Pleasures’ accommodations are selected because they are the best available in the area and offer an excellent value.

EXPEDITION CLASS
For those who have a quest for adventure, discovery and are in good physical condition. Drives might be long, walks can be strenuous. Accommodations range from no fuss camping to very basic accommodations. Comfort levels in camping may vary but travelers need to be ‘ok’ with simple comforts. Hotels in this category are generally selected because they are the best in the area.