July 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that 23 of its camps in five different countries have received 2015 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Since the launch of the programme in 2011, Wilderness Safaris camps have repeatedly been recognised in the TripAdvisor Excellence Awards, with an increasing number receiving this prestigious accolade every year.
“As TripAdvisor is widely regarded as the world’s leading travel review website and a trusted source of independent advice for some 340 million monthly users, we are tremendously proud that a rapidly-growing number of Wilderness Safaris camps have been acknowledged as exceeding guests’ expectations. There can be no better vote of confidence than consistently receiving positive reviews from our guests and we hope to continue the trend for many years to come”, says Chief Sales Officer, Dave Bennett.
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards celebrate quality in hospitality and are only given to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on the website. A proprietary algorithm takes into account the quality, quantity and opinions submitted by travellers over a 12-month period, as well as the property’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor “bubble rating” of at least four out of five and have a minimum number of reviews on the site.
“Our aim is to create life-changing journeys for travellers and we hope to maintain the high standards guests have come to expect from Wilderness Safaris, not only in terms of delivering memorable experiences in some of the world’s most pristine locations, but in terms of exceptional customer service too”, adds Bennett.
The list of Wilderness Safaris camps that have received TripAdvisor Awards of Excellence so far in 2015, include:
- Botswana: DumaTau, Savuti, Kings Pool, Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura, Xigera, Chitabe, Jacana, Jao, Kwetsani and Kalahari Plains Camp
- Namibia: Kulala Desert Lodge, Little Kulala, Doro Nawas, Damaraland, Desert Rhino Camp, Serra Cafema, Andersson’s, Ongava Lodge and Ongava Tented Camp
- Zambezi: Toka Leya and Ruckomechi
- South Africa: Rocktail