The Good Safari Guide Awards now just over a week away


With the annual award ceremony for ‘Africa’s Best’ now only just over a week away – to be held on the eve of the annual INDABA tourism trade fair dedicated to safari tourism in Southern Africa and beyond – ‘things’ are heating up for the nominees, of which over 300 names, companies and organizations have been put to the team of judges, which is made up from peers.

Three new categories of awards too have been created to honour ‘Best Personal Contribution to Safari Tourism in Africa’, ‘Best Wildlife Organization operating in Africa’ and ‘Best Personal Contribution to Wildlife Conservation in Africa’.

In these categories such illustrious and renowned names like the Jane Goodall Institute, artist David Shepherd, conservationist Diane Hunter and safari operators like Robin Pope and the long gone but never forgotten Norman Carr are amongst the nominees, making the  decision a difficult one for the judges as every one of these names has its own merit.

For those attending INDABA, make a note in your diary: 06th of May, 19.30 hrs in Durban – more details available via

Good luck to all the nominees, and with a bit of bias especially those from Eastern Africa, where many past winners have their homes and areas of operations.

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