Nearly ½ million votes - here's who got listed
15 October 2018

THE BEST OF THE BEST OF TRAVEL

Almost half a million readers submitted their favourites in Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS, the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

We are proud to list our members included in CNT's RCA 2018:

ANGAMA MARA, Mara Triangle, Kenya


#1 in the Top Resorts in Africa and #5 in The Best Resorts in the World. So well-deserved and well done to this fabulous team.

CNT comment — "gobsmacking, 180-views of the savanna, whether you're lying in bed or taking a shower."

CHINDENI, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia


#5 in the Top Resorts in Africa and #11 in The Best Resorts in the World, we are incredibly proud of The Bushcamp Company for this achievement, as well as for Mfuwe Lodge being voted #14 in the Top Resorts in Africa.

CNT comment — "Chindeni's strength is its simplicity. But for our buck, it's the views from the evening sundowners, taken on your terrace, overlooking the lagoon where herds of hippo wallow, that will stay with you long after you return home."

GIBB'S FARM, Karatu, Tanzania


Voted #6 in the Top Hotels in Africa, Gibb's Farm remains everyone's darling on the Tanzanian safari circuit. If you've visited, you'll know why.

CNT comment — "This farmhouse on the wooded slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater overflows with history and character."

GIRAFFE MANOR, Nairobi, Kenya


Voted #9 in the Top Hotels in Africa, a kiss from an endangered Rothschild's giraffe is probably on most people's bucket list. Our advice? Make it happen!

CNT comment — "No matter how many safaris you've been on, there is nothing quite as wonderful and unforgettable as having breakfast or tea with the giraffes here."

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Republic of the Congo & Central African Republic

WHAT WE LOVE: The Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic, both former French colonies, are 2 of the 6 countries across which the Congo Basin expands. Second in size to the mighty Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin contain the greatest number of mammals, primates, birds, amphibians, fish and swallowtail butterflies in Africa. More than a 1,000 species of bird can be found here. The basin is a total of 3.7 million km2 and is home to some of the largest undisturbed stands of tropical rainforest on the planet, in addition to large wetlands. Connecting two of the most iconic locations - Odzala-Kokoua and Dzanga-Sangha National Parks - within this rainforest wilderness offers the most exciting opportunity to discover a part of Africa in a truly pioneering way, while making a significant contribution to the long-term conservation and community sustainability of this region. This is no longer the 'Heart of Darkness'. This is Africa unmasked, beautiful and powerful. This is the most exciting destination to be opening to tourism. This is CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY waiting for you to discover the most remarkable and unspoilt natural wonders of the continent.

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Little Chem Chem

Bordering Little Chem Chem is an acacia forest within the typical landscape of the Tarangire National Park and its impressive Baobab trees. The camp overlooks the freshwater Lake Burunge with the Babati mountain range as a magnificent backdrop on the south-west. The north east faces the hills of Tarangire in the distance. Known as the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is home to early morning displays of glory.

Set on the earth, the five vintage tents have a large bedroom with rocking chair and study desk, a vanity area with dressing room and an en suite bathroom with running hot water shower and flushing toilet.

The atmosphere at Little Chem Chem is welcoming, elegant and oozing authenticity of a bygone era. The luxury of sharing 16’000ha with only 10 guests sets the ideal stage where one can perfectly blend into the wilderness. Lions roam around the camp and call each other at night; stately elephants march down to Lake Burunge to get a sprinkling of fresh water; cheetahs hunt on the plains facing the lake; leopards, eland and lesser kudu can be seen in the more dense woods in the inner part of the wildlife management area. And wherever there is water, the bird life is abundant and colourful.

Little Chem Chem is the ultimate setting from which to explore on foot, slow down and indulge in a sensual African safari.

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