Noosa company named world’s best in safaris

Noosa’s Rothschild Safaris has been named world’s best safari company for the fourth time in eight years.

Noosa’s Rothschild Safaris has been named world’s best safari company for the fourth time in eight years.

New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine – considered an authority in worldwide luxury travel, with a readership of 4.8 million – has honoured Rothschild Safaris in its 2020 World’s Best Awards list as No.1 Safari Outfitter.

This is the fourth time since 2013 that Rothschild Safaris has been named No.1 (2013, 2014, 2017 and 2020) in this hotly contested category of the awards. In fact, the company has had the lion’s share of accolades in the category, consistently making the Top 5 Safari Outfitters over the past eight years.

Rothschild Safaris founder Leora Rothschild believes unparalleled local knowledge, attention to detail and personal service have been at the forefront of her company’s leap forward to the premier position from its No.5 spot in the 2019 awards.

“We are over the moon to have had the ongoing support and trust of our clients which has resulted in being voted No.1 twice since 2017,” Leora said.

“We strive to make each holiday custom-made for our travellers and we believe this personal touch makes us stand out from others in the industry. Our team of Travel Designers have all either hailed from or spent extensive time in the regions we send our travellers, so people really know they have an insider’s perspective.”

The well-respected travel company, which began 22 years ago from Leora’s lounge room, was the result of her strong connection with the Africa of her childhood, her passion for the landscape, wildlife, people and culture, plus her deep desire to share that with others.

Since 1998, Rothschild Safaris’ hand-picked Travel Designers in three countries – the United States, South Africa and Australia – have sent thousands of clients on trips that have been personalised to their individual needs and destination desires.

Rothschild Safaris operates in several wildlife-based destinations in Asia, Australia and South America but Africa remains the firm favourite with clients the world over.

“Making life-changing decisions for our clients every day on where they should go, then hearing their heart-warming stories on their return is what keeps us going strong 22 years later,” Leora said.

“Africa, sooner or later, steals everyone’s heart.”

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards is an annual reader survey rating major aspects of the travel industry from airports, cities and cruise ships, to hotels and islands. The survey asks readers to rate operators based on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodation choices, food and beverage, and value for money. The awards have been announced each year since 1995.