Lion World Travel is pleased to announce that it has earned the No. 7 spot on the ‘Top 10 Safari Outfitters’ list for the second year in a row, in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2017 World’s Best awards.
“We are honored that we have once again been selected as one of the ‘World’s Best’,” said Lucille Sive, CEO of The Travel Corporation’s Africa Division. “This award is a testament to our passion for Africa, and would not have been possible without our amazing teams in both North America and Africa, who work hard every day to provide affordable luxury safari experiences for our guests.”
The World’s Best awards recognize the top destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour and safari operators around the world, based on a survey of Travel + Leisure’s discerning and well-traveled readers. For the ‘Top Safari Outfitters’ category, readers rated various the nominees based on their accommodations, staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, food, and overall value.
With over 50 years of expertise, Lion World is one of North America’s largest and most renowned African travel companies. The company’s safari specialists have first-hand knowledge of the destinations they recommend, allowing them to create safari adventures that fulfill clients’ specific interests and budgets.
Lion World is also passionate about preserving the natural beauty of Africa and supports sustainability and wildlife conservation initiatives to ensure travelers can continue to enjoy Africa for generations to come. Through its partnership with The TreadRight Foundation and Shamwari Game Reserve, Lion World has supported rhino conservation by helping to microchip rhinos and building a rhino boma used to rehabilitate injured and orphaned rhinos. By working with non-profit organizations such as the Amy Foundation, Lion World is proud to support after school programs for children and youth in Cape Town’s townships . Recently, Lion World also partnered with ME to WE to provide guests with the opportunity to contribute directly to sustainable development projects in Kenya.
Lion World has won multiple industry awards over the years, including the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Silver Award for Best Tour Operator Marketing, and is a five-time winner of South African Tourism’s Ubuntu Award for North America’s Top Producing Tour Operator.