Safari Awards - 2018 Finalists by Category


Best Value Safari Property

Best Value Safari Property

Cost doesn't always tell the whole story - whether you stayed in one of the higher end lodges, or somewhere more affordable let us know how you thought it did in terms of value for money.


Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property

Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property

Consider what the property does to protect the natural ecology as well as the local flora and fauna. How well does the property do in regards to minimizing its environmental impact and reducing its use of non-renewable energy?


Best Community Focused Safari Property

Best Community Focused Safari Property

How well does the property integrate with and provide support for the local communities? Do communities benefit financially or in other ways from the property?


Best Safari Cuisine

Best Safari Cuisine

Whether it is cooked on a fire, in the bush or in a kitchen, or whether presented in a fine dining room or on the beach around a camp fire, this is your opportunity to rate the food and drink.


Best Family Safari Experience

Best Family Safari Experience

If you stayed at a lodge that considers itself family friendly, let us know how well you think they delivered for the kids.


Best Safari House

Best Safari House

In addition to lodges or tented accommodation, safari houses are increasingly popular. If that was your chosen accommodation type, rate it in this category.


Best Walking Safari

Best Walking Safari

Walking safaris are a great way to view things from a different perspective to the typical game drive on four wheels. If you had the opportunity to go on a walking safari, let us know what you thought of it.


Best Mobile Safari

Best Mobile Safari

Mobile safaris are a popular choice - let us know if it lived up to your expectations.


Best Riding Safari

Best Riding Safari

As well as mobile safaris or the traditional game drive on four wheels, there are several specialist operators offering riding safaris on horseback. If you opted for this type of safari you can rate it in this category.


Best Safari Spa / Retreat

Best Safari Spa / Retreat

Many lodges now offer, or even specialise in, spa treatments to add an extra bit of luxury to your trip. Let us know how much you enjoyed being pampered on your safari.


Best Safari Guiding Team

Best Safari Guiding Team

Wildlife is a huge part of going on safari, so its crucial to have expert guides who can get you as close to the action as possible. Use this category to rate the guides at the lodge you stayed at.


Best Marine Safari Experience

Best Marine Safari Experience

Many lodges based near the coast or large lakes can offer a rnge of marine based activities. If you opted for one such lodge, let us know how their activities faired.


Most Romantic Safari Property

Most Romantic Safari Property

For many a safari trip is a trip of a lifetime - and when better to make that trip than on honeymoon or for a special anniversary. If you were looking for a bit of romance on your trip, let us know how well your lodge scored with all things romantic.


Best Location

Best Location

Location Location Location! Where a lodge is situated can make the world of difference to your stay. Use this category to rate the location of the property.


Best Design

Best Design

How thoughtfully the property has been laid out is crucial. Let us know what you thought of the properties design and layout.