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Africa is wild at heart and home to some of the most spectacular natural phenomenon known to man.
The wildebeest migration, gorilla trekking and then of course any sighting of the Big Five, has firmly asserted the continent's allure for unparalleled wildlife encounters.
If any of these have been on your list or if you've simply been yearning for the seclusion of the bush, the winners in the various categories of the Annual World Travel Awards would be a good indicator of where to plan your next bushwhacking adventure.
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Some of the categories listed for the African segment of the awards include Leading Safari Lodge as well as top luxury tented camp safari. Rhino Africa leads as the African Safari Company for 2018, with South Africa making an exceptionally strong showing in the award nominees overall. Winners are voted for by industry professionals and travellers from around the world.
Add a dash of Africa's unique wildness to your next adventure with one of the 2018 listings as detailed below:
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This year's overall winner in the African Luxury Tented Safari Camp category is situated on the banks of the Olare Orok River. This all-inclusive safari lodge in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy offers the classic under canvas Out-of-Africa safari experience.
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Singita has become synonymous with ultra-luxury wildlife experiences and with these two camps added to the nominees list, it's time to stamp Tanzania into your passport, fortunately is it visa free.
Namibia as a luxury tented safari destination might not immediately spring to mind. The remote location and wilderness dunes surrounding of Wolwedans, situated in the NamibRand Nature Reserve will have you thinking otherwise.
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Few destinations give the air of being a worldly explorer discovering lost or unknown territory quite like Greystoke Mahale. Hidden beneath the forested Mahale Mountains, you'll encounter a thriving population of chimpanzees unlike anywhere else.
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