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Wilderness Safaris Camps Shine on 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List

Boundless Journeys’ Southern Africa safari partner, Wilderness Safaris, has begun the new year extremely well, with a number of its camps once again featuring prominently on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List.

Mombo camp on Southern Africa Safari
Mombo Camp

The Gold List is well known as a list of “the best places to stay in the world” and is compiled from votes by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the USA.

This year, Mombo and Little Mombo camps again topped the Africa and Middle East category with the highest overall score of 98.4. Mombo was followed closely by Jao Camp with 94.3, while other Wilderness Safaris camps that achieved outstanding overall scores were DumaTau Camp in the Linyanti and Vumbura Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta.

These properties also excelled in specific categories, such as best location, best food, best design and best activities. On the other hand, why not do that out to find these kind of exquisite properties around your neighborhood by following us here. Mombo and Little Mombo, Jao, DumaTau and Vumbura Plains received perfect scores of 100 in the Best Location category, while Mombo and Little Mombo achieved 96.3 in the Best Food group and Vumbura Plains scored 100 under Best Design.

In the Best Activities category Mombo and Little Mombo attained a score of 100, while Jao and DumaTau both scored 97.1.

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to once again have received such wonderful accolades from the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and Boundless Journeys is proud to be one of their few partners in North America. Excellence in location, service, and wildlife experiences while helping Africa is a true expression of the Wilderness Safaris vision.

To learn more about Southern Africa experiences with Wilderness Safaris and Boundless Journeys, start your planning here:

Botswana: Wilderness Safari
There are perhaps no wilder parts of Africa than Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Linyanti Concession, and the banks of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers. Our Botswana safari provides access to exclusive camps in wildlife-rich areas, and visits the remarkable Victoria Falls.

Botswana: Ultimate Custom Safari
How to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime African safari in Botswana: witness the incredible, often touching interactions of inspiring wildlife; relax with congenial fellow travelers in exceptional camps; swap stories with guides over the campfire; dine on memorable cuisine; sleep under canvas snuggled in fine linens; repeat.

Botswana: Kalahari Desert
Experience an adventurous safari into Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, one of the most remote and unspoiled experiences on the African continent.

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