Travel & Leisure World's Best - Top Safari Outfitters of 2018

By Samantha Scott
August 16, 2018

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 these safari companies are truly a representation of what real travelers prefer. 

The Travel & Leisure audience has traditionally had a preference for luxury travel, and this years top safari outfitter choices continues that trend, though with some surprising and lesser known companies in the mix.

Here are the Top 5 Safari Outfitters of 2018:

1. Alluring Africa

Young girl on safari in Africa

The personalized approach that Alluring Africa lends to their safaris is what consumers love about this company.  Most of what they offer is luxury minded, and they are very popular for couples, families, and friend groups of all ages.

While many safari outfitters focus specifcially on a few key countries, Alluring Africa actually provides itineraries in quite a wide range - from traditional safari destinations like Kenya to more off the beaten path Africa destinations like the Congo. 

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2. Roar Africa

Lion in africa

Ultra luxury operator Roar Africa provides top of the line private and custom designed safaris in 13 countries. The founders are from Africa, and a large part of their approach to travel is incorporating their passion for where they are from and their upbringing. Claim to fame? A testmonial from Robert Redford! 

3. Africa Adventure Consultants

Kilimanjaro safari Africa

With a wide variety of safaris available, Africa Adventures is a great company for many different travelers. From honeymooners to families, they offer customized itineraries throughout some of the most popular African safari destinations. If you enjoy their experiences, check out the savings available through their "Livingstone Club". 

See all Africa Adventure Consultants safaris »

4. Rothschild Safaris

Leopard on safari in Africa

Friendly and personable Rothschild Safaris has carved out a niche providing family friendly and knowledgable safaris since 1998. They were spot 1 in 2017, and maintain a presence in the top 5 this year. The focus is on the wildlife experience with the added benefit of deluxe accommodations and service.

See all Rothschild Safaris trips »

5. Micato Safaris

Girl and giraffe luxury safari

Luxury safaris on par with Abercrombie or Ker & Downey, Micato offers a wide range of experiences, keeping their safari approach fresh even after being around for 50 years. They provide bespoke (custom made) itineraries as well as private and small group tours.

Though they are definitely most well known for Africa, they have also been providing safaris in India for two decades.  

See all Micato Safaris trips » 


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