Travel & Leisure World's Best - Top Safari Outfitters of 2016

By Samantha Scott
July 13, 2016

Each year, Travel and Leisure Magazine announces their much anticipated list of "Worlds Best Awards." 

Results are consumer based, compiled from a survey sent to Travel & Leisure readers, so this list of tour companies is truly a representation of what real travelers prefer. 

The 2016 winners for Top Safari Outfitters, are almost all recognizable names. Each is well known for excellent customer service and unique wildlife experiences. They also often allow travelers to customize their safari experience. 

Here are the Top 5 Safari Outfitters of 2016:

1. Deeper Africa

Deeper Africa lives up to their name - providing in depth safaris in a niche group of destinations. Their focus is in destination speciality, rather than widespread. So you know you're really traveling with the experts! 

See all Deeper Africa Safaris »

2. Extraordinary Journeys

Expert travel planners are what make Extradorinary Journeys stand out at number 2. Their extensive knowledge of the area and ability to customize trips are what travelers most appreciate about this boutique luxury brand.

3. Micato Safaris

Micato Safaris has been around for half a century. And even though they keep the classic African safari experience at the forefront of their brand, they still make it feel fresh. They are well known for providing luxury custom designed safaris as well as pre-packaged.

See all Micato Safaris »

4. Rothschild Safaris

Rothschild Safaris is the perfect company to consider for families seeking a fun, unique, and locally guided wildlife safari experience.

See all Rothschild Safaris » 

5. Ker & Downey

The name Ker & Downey conjurs up the quintessential luxury safari. And this is still one of their top offerings as a travel company. Private suites and guides, fine dining, and unique cultural experiences are the pinnacle of what makes a Ker & Downey safari.

See all Ker & Downey Safaris »


Want even more? See the full Top 10 List »

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