The 10 Best Safari Companies in the World…
The listing is based on National Geographic Adventure’s 2009 selection of Best Adventure Travel Companies. Out of hundreds of safari companies and tour operators that were surveyed, only the very top were chosen! The magazine focused on the premise that “In a time when travel dollars are stretched, it’s essential that an outfitter delivers the trip of a lifetime, the first time”.
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1. Mark Thornton Safaris
It’s Not Only What You See. It’s How You See It!
Tarangire and Serengeti Walking Safaris, Tanzania.
2. Africa Adventure Consultants
Safaris for the Discerning Traveler!
Destinations (East and Southern Africa): Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, & South Africa.
3. Thomson Safaris
Our Home. Your Adventure…for Over 25 years!
US-based operator working closely with Thomson Safaris, in Arusha (Tanzania). Destinations include: Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Selous Game Reserve, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Zanzibar.
4. Micato Safaris
The Travel+Leisure 6-Year Winner!
Focuses on Eastern and Southern African countries.
5. Gamewatchers Safaris
Exclusive Safaris in Africa’s Finest Wildlife Areas!
Mainly operate in East Africa.
6. Deeper Africa
Unforgettable African Safaris!
East Africa Safari Specialist.
7. Volcanoes Safaris
The Number 1 Gorilla Safari Company!
Especially renowned for their gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. Volcanoes Safaris also organize trips to the DRC and Tanzania.
8. African Portfolio
See Africa Through Our Eyes!
Organize the typical itineraries in East and Southern Africa, but also have trips to Morocco and Egypt.
9. The Africa Adventure Company
Your Passport for a Safari Trip to “Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries”!
East+Southern Africa safari specialist.
10. Africa Dream Safaris
Experience Your Dreams!
Activities concentrated in East Africa.
Other Very Useful Safari Contacts to Have
- Abercrombie & Kent - For luxury safaris.
- andBeyond Africa - Previously known as CC Africa, the company also specializes in luxury safari travel.
- Norman Carr Safaris – THE Zambia Safari.