Last updated: 04:07 PM ET, Tue October 25 2016

Check Out These Awesome Africa Safari Companies

Tour Operator Janeen Christoff October 25, 2016

Check Out These Awesome Africa Safari Companies

PHOTO:  Bush safari in Ethiopia (Photo by David Cogswell) 

African safaris don’t come cheap so African Exponent has put together a list of some of the best Africa operators to simplify the choices for those planning a trip. 

“While perusing the internet for a qualified and affordable safari operator, tourist should consider the necessary expertise put together by the company for a perfect safari experience,” writes Wang Ntui Belle. 

Topping their list is Norman Carr Walking Safari, a specialized operator offering a singular experience. 

“The winner of the "best safari experience in Africa" and "best walking safari" categories for Zambia in the 2015 Safari Awards offers a different perspective for small groups trekking from camp to camp along the Luwi River,” writes Belle. 

&Beyond is next on the list. 

“If you are looking for the ultimate luxury safari experience you cannot go wrong with &Beyond as they are noted for luxury in the bush and impeccable attention to details,” Belle notes. 

Discerning travelers will not have trouble finding something suitable with offerings that include yoga safaris, turtle-hatching expeditions and rhino darting for conservation. 

The African Portfolio is number three on African Exponent’s list. 

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“The African Portfolio pride themselves on discovering the best places, whether they are hidden gems, up-and-coming properties, or well-established classics,” says Belle. 

According the the company’s mission, they “provide unique and memorable experiences through nature-based travel that educate, entertain, inspire, and provide participants with opportunities to directly contribute to conservation.”

Other companies on the list include Micato Safaris, Abercrombie & Kent and more. Read on here for the complete list.