Wild Zambezi is proud to report that four of its partners are among the nine Zimbabwean nominees for this year’s prestigious Safari Awards. They are:
The Safari Awards are now in their fourth year. Sponsored annually by The Good Safari Guide, they seek to recognise excellence in the safari industry in Africa. Each year, over 4,000 vetted tour operators, travel agents and travel journalists are invited to vote for their favorite camps in each category. This creates the ‘awards nominees’ list. Every nominee is then notified and encouraged to gain support for their nomination from their customers who are asked for their comments when voting.
All The Safari Awards Judges have been nominated by the previous year’s awards winners and finalists and are the most highly-respected, knowledgeable independent tour operators selling safaris. The judges sit at the head of the Good Safari Guide, ensuring that the lodges, camps and operations presented both in the guides and in the Awards really are the best in Africa.
Basic nomination criteria for The Safari Awards are as follows:
- the property must be located in a wildlife reserve (national or private), or within at most an hour’s travel from extensive wildlife (game, bird or marine life), and must not be located in a city or a large town.
- the property must offer wildlife viewing excursions, whether big game or marine wildlife tourism viewing.
- the property must feasibly be part of the ‘safari circuit’- somewhere visitors will stay as part of their safari holiday.
About The Safari Awards
With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre.
Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.
To view the previous winners of 2013’s categories click here.
To view nominees for 2014 click here.
Please support Wild Zambezi’s partners by voting for them at this link: Safari Awards 2014 Voting. Voting ends 31st August 2013. The Judges will then assess the votes during September and announce their finalists by 1st November 2013. The 2014 Safari Awards Ceremony will be held in London in 5th February 2014, the night before Destinations London starts.
Date: 26 August 2013