sabi sabi clinches top spot in the readers choice awards
news update: 18th october
Sabi Sabi is the best safari lodge in Africa and 6th best in the world and was given a spectacular 100% on service. This according to the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards announced this week, which rated Sabi Sabi in first place amongst the Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa and Middle East.
"This is a tribute to the 267 wonderful men and women who make up the Sabi Sabi family and embrace guests with their unique brand of African warmth and hospitality," says chairman, Hilton Loon, "and the best 70th birthday present imaginable."
Sabi Sabi has consistently been voted by Condé Nast as one of the top lodges - known to be the definitive list for discerning travelers - and a dedicated effort to reach number one has paid off. Lodges are rated on style and design, food, service, location and overall experience amongst other criteria. All areas scored highly, with the full marks for service clinching top spot. Breathtaking scenery, luxurious lodges, world class safaris and mouth-watering cuisine all form the foundation for the exceptional service that has been acknowledged.
Managing Director, Rod Wyndham, commended the lodge staff, the vast majority of whom hail from the local surrounding communities and have family histories rooted in the area: "We have achieved this recognition by doing the simple things well and leaving it to our staff to make the experience unforgettable. Our aim is to make every guest a friend and have them feel part of the Sabi Sabi family. This is the culmination of years of training, commitment and investment all around. A huge thanks to them and to the international travelers who acknowledged their efforts."
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