October 2016 – Wilderness Safaris flagship camps, Mombo and Little Mombo in Botswana and Segera Retreat in Kenya, have been recognised in the 29th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in the Top 20 Resorts in Africa category.
“We are delighted to have three of our Premier camps included in this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards,” said Wilderness Safaris CEO Keith Vincent. “Mombo, Little Mombo and Segera are excellent examples of our luxury camp offering, boasting not only the most unashamed (but appropriate and sustainable) luxury, but a premier experience that is rooted in a bigger cause or purpose for being. Receiving this endorsement from our guests and the readers of Condé Nast certainly inspires us to continue offering high-end ecotourism that is both authentic and sustainable at the same time”.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travellers. Over 300 000 readers voted in this year’s survey, with the results showcasing 1 402 of the world’s best travel experiences.
Mombo and Little Mombo are world renowned for offering the best game viewing, top guides and the most appropriate luxury in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The camps feature luxurious and spacious en-suite tents (nine at Mombo and three at Little Mombo) but Mombo’s core purpose or raison d’être is to re-establish continentally important populations of black and white rhino in the Delta and achieving this through multi-government and other stakeholder partnerships.
Segera Retreat is a wildlife sanctuary located at the foot of Mount Kenya, offering the most luxurious accommodation in Laikipia. The Retreat exists, however, to consolidate a core strategic area of the central Laikipia Plateau under a low impact sustainable land use; one that integrates multiple neighbours, effects social change in the region and enables the connectivity of the broader landscape for wide-ranging and threatened large mammals – all underpinned by the 4Cs (Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation).
“We are proud that all of our Premier camps, whether located in Botswana, Kenya or elsewhere, are all underpinned by the same sustainability values that drive all of our operations. We look forward to welcoming more guests at both Mombo and Segera to showcase how we ‘Live the 4Cs’ on a daily basis and to offer a life-changing journey that gives back to the protection of our natural world”, Vincent added. The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler and the full list published online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.