10 May 2011

The winners of the 2011 Safari Awards

The 2011 Safari Awards took place in Durban, South Africa, on 06 May 2011. The awards were judged by a panel of 14 safari experts from independent tour operators in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany and South Africa. A total of 315 safari lodges, camps and mobile safari operators were nomineed in 21 categories in the 2011 Safari Awards.

Best Safari Property in Africa:
  1. Chiawa, Zambia
  2. Zarafa, Botswana
  3. Beho Beho, Tanzania
Best Safari Property in Southern Africa:
  1. Chiawa, Zambia
  2. Zarafa, Botswana
  3. Jack's Camp, Botswana
Best Safari Property in Eastern Africa:
  1. Beho Beho, Tanzania
  2. Singita Sabora Camp, Tanzania
  3. Elsa's Kopje, Kenya
Best Safari Hotel in Africa:
  1. Gibb's Farm, Tanzania
  2. Plantation Lodge, Tanzania
  3. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
Best Safari House in Africa:
  1. Chongwe River House, Zambia
  2. Luangwa Safari House, Zambia
  3. Singita Castleton Camp, South Africa
Best New Safari Camp in Africa:
  1. Explorers Camp Gorongosa, Mozambique
  2. Saruni Samburu, Kenya
  3. The Retreat Selous, Tanzania
Best Safari Accommodation Group in Africa:
  1. Singita
  2. Wilderness Safaris
  3. African Bush Camps
Best Mobile Safari Operator in Africa:
  1. Nomad Tanzania Mobile Safaris
  2. Uncharted Africa Co. Mobile Safaris & Expeditions
  3. Robin Pope Safaris
Best Riding Safari Operator in Africa:
  1. Ant's Nest Riding Safaris, South Africa
  2. African Horseback Safaris, Botswana
  3. Ride Kenya, Kenya
Best Ecological Safari Property in Africa:
  1. Explorers Gorongosa, Mozambique
  2. Grootbos Forest Lodge, South Africa
  3. Zarafa, Botswana
Best Community Safari Property in Africa:
  1. Lewa Safari Camp, Kenya
  2. Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
  3. Grootbos Forest Lodge, South Africa
Best Safari Spa in Africa:
  1. Karkloof Spa, South Africa
  2. Garonga, South Africa
  3. Singita Faru Faru, Tanzania
Best Safari Cuisine in Africa:
  1. Londo Lodge, Mozambique
  2. Singita Boulders, South Africa
  3. Singita Lebombo, South Africa
Best Safari Guiding Team in Africa:
  1. Rekero Camp, Kenya
  2. Robin Pope Mobile Safaris
  3. Skeleton Coast Safaris
Best Beach Safari Team in Africa:
  1. Vamizi Island, Mozambique
  2. Fundu Lagoon, Tanzania
  3. Alfajiri, Kenya
Best Tourism Board in Africa:
  1. Namibia
  2. South Africa
  3. Kenya
Best International Airline to Africa:
  1. South African Airways
  2. British Airways
  3. Virgin
Best Air Charter in Africa:
  1. Mack Air Botswana
  2. Proflight
  3. Coastal Aviation
Best Personal Contribution to Safari Tourism:
  1. Robin & Jo Pope - Robin Pope Safaris
  2. Norman Carr - Norman Carr Safaris
  3. David Shepherd - David Shepherd Wildife Foundation
Best Personal Contribution to Wildlife Conservation:
  1. Colin Bell - Great Plains Conservation
  2. Grant Cumings
  3. Charles Brightman - Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit
Best Wildlife Organisation:
  1. AfriCat Foundation
  2. Children in the Wilderness
  3. David Sheldrick Trust Animal Orphanage

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