This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson’s bestselling novel Born Free (1960) which depicts the true and emotional story of orphaned lion cubs being raised by humans in Kenya for their eventual return to the wild.To commemorate this anniversary, the Born Free Foundation is running a fantastic ten day expedition departing on October 31, 2010 led by Benedict Allan, an expert regarded as the father of modern adventurers.
Born Free played an influential part in changing the public’s perception of wildlife and helped inspire a wave of conservationist movements for these powerful yet endangered species. Over the last 50 years thousands of lions have been saved from the hunters and poachers by Adamson’s inspiring work.
The Born Free Foundation, founded in 1984, takes action to protect wild lions and stop their captive exploitation. Their emergency teams not only rescue lions but also extend their help to a variety of other animals including big cats, great apes and elephants, providing them with lifesaving food and care.
The expedition on October 30 will explore Africa’s National Parks. Learn how Born Free conserve threatened species and share a rare opportunity to visit a de-snaring project. Guided by Benedict Allan you will explore the Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West and Masaai Mara including a once-in-a-lifetime balloon ride over the savannah.
The cost is £3,682 per person which includes safari accommodation, transfers and a donation to the foundation (Price excludes international flights).
Today, as few as 2,000 lions remain in Kenya which is why the work of Born Free is so important their existence.