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Protecting the livestock

The Born Free Foundation was founded by Virginia McKenna OBE and Bill Travers following their starring roles in the classic film 'Born Free'. Today, led by their son Will Travers, Born Free takes action worldwide to protect threatened species and stop individual animal suffering.

Somak Holidays are committed to conservation, and we work with partners like the Born Free Foundation to promote the continued survival and advancement of Africa's wildlife. We care, not only because our industry relies on wildlife, but also because we have seen firsthand the damage that has been done already in our almost fifty years of existence. We know that action must be taken now to ensure that the wildlife we love is there forever.

Somak Holidays are working to help the Born Free Foundation to build lion-proof bomas which protect and save the lives of both lions and livestock in Kenya. We have also launched two fantastic itineraries which offer the chance to meet the local communities who are benefiting from the lion-proof bomas and to help the fundraising efforts in order to build more.

These itineraries include a Born Free Safari, which offers the chance to visit some of Kenya's most famous safari destinations, as well as gain insight into how Born Free helps local communities and the surrounding wildlife; & a Born Free Kilimanjaro Climb, offering the opportunity to climb Africa's highest mountain to raise money to support Born Free's Boma building projects.

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