Classic Safari Camps of Africa

Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa
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Classics Accolades - current winners

Good Safari Awards 2011
  • Ant’s Hill – Winner – Best Riding Safari Operator in South Africa
  • Robin & Jo Pope, Robin Pope Safaris – Winner – Best Personal Contribution to Safari Tourism

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Ant’s Hill - South Africa
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2012 - Best Property in South Africa
  • Ant’s Hill & Ant’s Nest - One of the top-ranked Specialty Lodges on Trip Advisor 2012
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2011 Winner - Best Riding Safari Operator in South Africa
  • Awarded 4 stars for Eco Hotels of the World 2008
  • Tatler 101 Best Hotels 2004

Cheli & Peacock - Kenya
  • SKAL Sustainable Development in Tourism Award 2012
  • Kenya Tourism Awards 2011 - Judges Award for Support and Integration with Local Communities
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 – Cheli & Peacock voted Best Safari Accommodation Group in Africa

Cottars 1920s Camp - Kenya
  • Best Guide - Harpers Bazaar, March 2008
  • 101 Best Hotels - Tatler Travel Guide 2007
  • The 50 Best Camp Sites - The Independent, April 2006
  • Best Safari Camp, Harpers & Queen - January 2003
  • Best Tented Camp in the World, Tatler Magazine - January 2003
  • Top Guides of Africa, Condé Nast Traveller - November 2002
  • Bronze Eco-Rating Certification, Ecotourism Kenya

Elsa's Kopje - Kenya
  • Kenya Tourism Awards – Best Accommodation Facility, 2011
  • Andrew Harper Recommended, 2011
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 - Elsa’s Kopje voted Best Safari Camp in Africa
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 - Elsa’s Kopje voted Best Safari Camp in East Africa
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2009 - Elsa’s Kopje voted Best Safari Camp in East Africa
  • CNBC International Property Award Winner - Best Development - 2008
  • 101 Best Hotels - Tatler Travel Guide 2007
  • 5 of the Best Safaris for Children - Travel Weekly Magazine, July 2006
  • 10 of the World’s Coolest Pools - The Daily Telegraph, Spring 2005
  • The 50 Best Honeymoons - The Independent, June 2001
  • Silver Eco-Rating Certification, Ecotourism Kenya (recipient of Africa’s 1st Bronze Eco-rating Certificate in 2003)

Garonga Safari Camp - South Africa
  • Winner of the "Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in the World" by "Travellers Choice 2012"
  • Travellers Choice Winner for Trip Advisor 2010 and 2011
  • Top 100 Spas 2007
  • Madrid Travel Award 2007
  • AA Golden Awards from 2001-2004

Governors' Camps - Kenya & Rwanda
  • Travel And Leisure Magazine - Best Hotels In The World 2010
  • Travel and Leisure Magazine – Top 20 Hotels in Africa 2009 - Governors' Camp was voted 4th
  • Travel and Leisure Magazine – Top 100 Hotels in the World 2009 - Governors' Camp was voted 9th
  • Travel News – “Quest for the Best” 2007 - Best Tented Camp in Kenya
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2005 – Best Places to stay in Africa
  • Sunday Times Travel Magazine 2004 Award for world’s “Best Wilderness Experience”
  • Loldia House – A certificate of appreciation from the Ministry of Education in recognition of supporting Education Development in the Division
  • Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2005 Gold List Awards
       - No. 2 - Little Governors’ Camp
       - No. 7 - Governors' Camp
  • Travel News & Lifestyle, “Quest for the Best” Award for 2004
       - No.2 – Governors’ Camp
  • Travel News & Lifestyle “Quest for the Best” 2004 - “ Best Tented Camp”
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2003
  • Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2003 Gold List Awards
       - Little Governors' Camp
       - No. 2 - Governors' Camp

Jaci's Lodges - South Africa
  • Getaway Magazine – Top Ten Places – Private Game Lodge winner 2007 runner up 2006
  • House and Leisure – Best of the Best Visa – runner up 2006
  • AA awards Private game Lodge – winner 2004, 2005 Runner up 2006
  • 101 Top Hotels in the World – Conde Nast 2003

Joy's Camp
  • Gold Eco-Rating Certificate, Ecotourism - Joy’s Camp, Kenya 2012
  • Best Sustainable Hotel in Africa award 2012
  • Condé Nast Traveller Magazine Hot List, 2007
  • Silver Eco-Rating Certification, Ecotourism Kenya

Little Governors' Camp
  • World Travel Awards for 2008 – Best Camp in Kenya
  • World Travel Awards for 2007 – Best Camp in Kenya
  • World Travel Awards for 2006 – Kenya’s Leading Hotel
  • Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2005 Gold List Awards
  • Best Places to Stay in Africa 2005 - Best camp in Kenya
  • Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2004 Gold List Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2003

Loisaba
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 – Loisaba voted Best Community Safari Property in Africa
  • Voted Worlds Sexiest Honeymoon Hotel Bed – Glamour Magazine 2010
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2009
  • Voted Best Beds, Harper’s & Queen
  • Voted Best Adventure/Helicopter Guide, Harper’s & Queen
  • 101 Best Hotels, Tatler Travel Guide 2007
  • The 7 Honeymoon Wonders of the World – Condé Nast Traveller, January 2007
  • Bronze Eco-Rating Certification, Ecotourism Kenya

Onguma Safari Camps - Namibia
  • The Fort - Travel & Leisure 2008

Pumulani - Malawi
  • Voted "Malawi's Leading Hotel" by World Travel Awards 2011

Robin Pope Safaris - Zambia
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2011 Winner - Best Personal Contribution to Safari Tourism
  • Good Safari Guide 2010
Best Safari Guiding Team in Africa
Runner up: Best Safari Accommodation Group
  • Zambia Tourism Awards 2009
Voted Best in Tourism Promotion
  • Good Safari Guide 2009
Luangwa Safari House voted Best Safari Houses
Walking Mobiles voted Best Mobiles Safaris
  • Good Safari Guide 2008
Finalist in the “Best Safari Accommodation Group in Africa”
Finalist in “Best Safari Guiding Team in Africa”
  • Responsible Tourism Awards 2006

Tena Tena & Luangwa Safari House
  • Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 – Luangwa Safari House voted Best Safari House in Africa
  • 101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide 2007

The Hide - Zimbabwe
  • Winner of the AZTA (Association of Zimbabwe Travels Agents) Award for "BEST SAFARI CAMP" for 2011
  • Best Tented Safari Camp in Zimbabwe - AZTA Award
  • Good Safari Guide Award Nominee 2010 - Best Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe

Tongabezi - Zambia
  • "Zambia's Leading Safari Lodge" in African World Travel Awards 2008
  • BBC Holiday Top Ten Best 2007
  • Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List - Jan 2007
  • "Zambia's Leading Safari Lodge" in African World Travel Awards 2007
  • Conde Nast awards for Tangala and Sindabezi Island 2007
  • Tangala won a Conde Nast award 2006
  • Sindabezi in Tatler’s 2006 Travel Guide -101 best hotels 2006
  • Conde Nast awards for Tangala and Sindabezi Island 2006
  • ITV’s “Wish You Where Here” programme hosted at Nkwali and Tangala which was broadcast in Summer 2003
  • Tripadvisor recently recognised Livingstone Island as NUMBER ONE on their Best 10 wild places to swim in the world list.
  • Sindabezi is one of Fodor’s top ten eco-lodges
  • Tongabezi was chosen as one of the 500 best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure in 2010
  • Tongabezi has made the Where to go Next list for African Travel's Ten Favorite Family Camps.

Tortilis Camp - Kenya
  • T&L 500 Best Hotels – Travel & Leisure Magazine - 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011
  • World’s Best Awards – Travel & Leisure Magazine - 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2008
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2006 – Best for Service in Africa
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2005
  • British Airways Regional Award for Ecotourism, ‘Tourism for Tomorrow Award’, 1996
  • 'Certificate Of Merit & Recognition’ from Friends Of Conservation (Kenya)
  • Silver Eco-Certification, Ecotourism Kenya

Wolwedans - Namibia
  • World Travel Awards – “Namibia’s Leading Safari Destination” - Winner 2006 & 2007.
  • Tatler Magazine’s “101 Best Hotels in the World”, recognised as one of the finest retreats in the World.
  • National Geographic Traveller - listed as one of the world’s Top 50 earth-friendly retreats.