Our team was incredibly humbled and excited to be named the #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter by venerable travel publication Travel + Leisure magazine. Each year, the editorial staff come up with their list of top travel companies, and solicit reader input to help them finalize their list. While even being considered for a list like this is incredible, being named to the very top of the list is an amazing honor and something our team takes very seriously. So what does it take to be the world’s best safari outfitter? According to Travel + Leisure:
“Faultless planning and organization were at the top of a long list of things our readers loved about Rothschild Safaris, the World’s Best winner in the Safari Outfitter category in 2017. Respondents also raved about their expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa (all of their staffers either live or have lived on the continent) and their dedicated personal service.”
Today we wanted to take you behind the scenes and give you a bit more insight into what it really takes to be the worlds best safari operator. Of course itineraries need to be well planned and executed by true destination experts, but here are a few other reasons why we’re the worlds best!
Around the Clock Service
We literally have offices around the world, including across the United States, Africa and Australia. As a result, we’re able to work efficiently and be on hand for our travelers around the clock. There is always someone to answer the phone in case of emergency. It may seem simple, but this is the cornerstone of our planning and organization Travel + Leisure raved about this week.
Friends in the Industry
The safari industry is a tight-knit community, and many of us have been working in African safaris for decades. We’ve grown up together with safari camp owners and guides on the ground and count these suppliers as some of our best friends. So when we need to ask a favor or create a super special experience for travelers, our friends are happy to help. We are able to offer high quality services, great pricing and some really unique experiences and amenities thanks to these meaningful, personal relationships.
Unique Itineraries and Experiences
Many people think of an Africa Safari as a trip of a lifetime. If you’re heading to Africa for the first time, there are highlights not to be missed. While we deliver on these quintessential experiences, what keeps travelers coming back are the unique experiences you’re not going to find with other outfitters. From surprise gourmet dinners under the stars in the African bush to walking with leading conservationists in a remote area, it’s impossible to put a price tag or value on some of the experiences we create. Our safari designers are not afraid to get travelers off the beaten path and are constantly evolving safari itineraries. This is what keeps travelers coming back again and again, exploring Africa over the course of a lifetime – not just one trip of a lifetime!