Mombo Camp and Sandibe Safari Lodge in Botswana have topped the Condé Nast Traveler 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards as the top 2 resorts in Africa. The two camps are owned by Wilderness Safaris and andBeyond respectively, two Botswana-based, luxury safari companies. Condé Nast Traveler is one of the world’s premier travel magazines, with travel tips, vacation ideas and destination information.
Overall, Botswana Safari companies fared well in the poll with 11 additional Botswana camps placing in the top 50 resorts in Africa. In addition to Mombo Camp and Sandibe Safari Lodge, the compliment of Botswana top 50 resorts in Africa award winners and their safari companies are:
— Jao Camp, Wilderness Safaris
— Savuti Camp, Wilderness Safaris
— Khwai River Lodge, Orient-Express Safaris
— Vumbura Plains Tented Camp, Wilderness Safaris
— Chief’s Camp, Sanctuary Retreats
— Camp Okavango, Desert & Delta Safaris
— Xigera Camp, Wilderness Safaris
— Chobe Chilwero, Sanctuary Retreats
— Jack’s Camp, Uncharted Africa Safari co.
— Savute Elephant Camp, Orient-Express Safaris
— Chobe Game Lodge, Desert & Delta Safaris
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards survey polls over 25,000 readers on more than 10,000 properties and destinations worldwide. Readers vote for the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, resorts, and car rental agencies in the world. Award recipients appear in the Condé Nast Traveler November issue. To view online, visit http://www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/readerschoice/resorts#africa .
“Botswana has a number of small, intimate camps and lodges that provide the highest level of service quality, distinctive ambience, outstanding personalized service, and unforgettable activities to create an authentic safari experience for their guests,” stated Leslee Hall, Botswana Tourism Board, North America. “We are pleased that Condé Nast Traveler readers have chosen these Botswana properties as among the best of the best in Africa and congratulate the companies that help put Botswana tourism on the map.”
For more information on the award-winning camps and their safari companies, visit the respective company web sites. To discover more about Botswana and its appeal as a premier tourism destination, visit www.botswanatourism.us .