The Safari Awards 2017 – Vote for your chance to win a safari for two
The 10th Safari Awards
It’s our 10th anniversary this year and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with some of the safari industry’s leading safari operators to offer a fabulous safari prize draw for two worth US$16,000. This year’s prize is courtesy of Cheli and Peacock, who are offering a seven night Sky Safari in Kenya, operated by Elewana.
To qualify for entry into The Safari Awards Prize Draw all you have to do is vote for your favourite safari lodge, camp or operator before 30th September 2016. The lucky winner will be selected at random on the 7th November at The World Travel Market. If you would like to know the results as soon as they are announced you can follow The Safari Awards on Twitter (https://twitter.com/safariawards/ – @safariawards) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/safariawards/ – #safariawards).
To vote now visit: www.safariawards.com and enter your favourite safari experience into the search box…
The Safari Awards Team
Tortilis Camp Amboseli
Amboseli is also known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1000 elephants reside in the parks eco-system that features some of the largest in Africa. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals all take place both inside the Amboseli National Park and within a private 30,000 acre game concession, offering fantastic opportunities for wildlife photography.
Tortilis Camp was designed and built by Stefano Cheli in 1993, the first “eco-lodge” in Kenya, it won the coveted Tourism for Tomorrow award. The Cheli’s were invited to build a small tented camp on the site by the Masai community. The site had been earmarked for a 200 bed lodge and Kenya Wildlife Service (under the direction of Dr. Richard Leakey at the time), insisted the project was scaled down to a more eco-friendly size and design.
Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”. Renowned for being one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with the most spectacular setting amongst the rocks, it is one of the best places to view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya.
Set in a beautiful location with spectacular views, elegant design, delicious cuisine and fantastic game viewing (including a 44 km2 wild dog and rhino sanctuary) Elsa’s Kopje has everything one looks for in a safari lodge. The attention to detail and the touch of the Cheli family mark Elsa’s Kopje as a cut above almost all safari lodges in East Africa.
Sand River Masai Mara
Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.
Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.