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Bespoke African Safaris with Africa Born

Africa Born is an acknowledged master of privately guided luxury safaris to the Indian Ocean and East Africa’s wilds. With the finest destinations, bespoke adventures, thrilling wildlife encounters and intimate cultural exchanges, no one is better placed to show you East Africa. Africa Born provides guests as many new and exciting experiences as possible, whilst showing them the importance of conserving the heritage of our natural world for future generations.


East Africa and Indian Ocean Region


Luxury adventure travellers and travellers wanting that unique conservation experience


Every experience is handcrafted for you based on your budget



With the finest destinations, bespoke adventures, thrilling wildlife encounters, and intimate cultural exchanges, Africa Born provides you with an African adventure like no other.  One that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Detailed Overview

A safari is a very personal experience, so no two experiences are the same. African Born crafts bespoke safaris, taking into account your dreams and aspirations for your adventure, as well as your desires around locations, activities, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters and conservation experiences.

Africa Born safaris are crafted directly with you so you can build your own itinerary with our guidance. Accomodation, meals, guides and activities will be included in the one package.  Africa Born provides guests as many new and exciting experiences as possible, whilst showing them the importance of conserving the heritage of our natural world for future generations.

The Story

Africa Born was created from a deep love and affinity for Africa’s wild spaces – and a firm hope that those who visit will come to share the affection and respect for this precious continent. Your hosts, Sam and Paolo, are third generation Kenyans and work with a proud and dedicated Kenyan team, to ensure that all their safaris are ‘homegrown’ and utterly unique.

Since launching Africa Born, in 2011, Sam and Paolo have established a reputation as one of the continent’s finest ‘beach and bush’ outfitters. Offering exclusive private safaris across Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Africa Born are renowned for their adventure and cultural experiences forged through many years of lending safaris in East Africa.

Africa Born has close ties with various conservation groups in each of its core areas of operation.  In Amboseli, African Born teams up with a great initiative called the Lion Guardians, whilst in the Tsavo National park, Africa Born works with the Tsavo Trust that monitors the last remaining 100lb elephants.  Whilst on the North Coast, Africa Born works with Local Ocean Conservation : Watamu Turtle Watch. Local Ocean Conservation works very closely with communities to promote marine conservation and sustainable fishing practices. Their very successful and unique sea turtle by-catch program has implemented in excess of 14,000 turtle releases in the last ten years with the cooperation of local communities. The project also runs the only sea turtle rehabilitation centre on the East African seaboard. Visiting the rehabilitation centre or helping release by-catch turtles back into the wild is something all guests are given a chance to take part in. The whole marine eco-system at Watamu is unique and is part of a UNECSO biosphere area.

Whether your adventure includes exploring remote and rugged plains of Africa, birdwatching, fly fishing along the specular Kenyan coast, long-distance kitesurfing expeditions, visiting local villages, tagging green turtles, free diving with black tip reef sharks or whatever you desire, Africa Born will help you craft an experience that will last a lifetime.



All of Africa Born’s beach homes and safari destinations have been carefully handpicked to ensure the highest standards of luxury and hospitality, as well as the widest range of personal adventures. Your hosts will always go the extra mile to ensure that guests want for nothing in terms of their comfort, wellbeing, and individual experiences. Finishing touches, such as beautiful linen and personalised cuisine, are all on the menu; and we will go out of our way to fulfil any special request, from the latest spa and beauty treatments, to unique adventure sports such as paragliding and parasailing.