Good Safari Guide Award

The Good Safari Guide Awards were announced on the 7th May, 2010 at the Durban Hilton, South Africa, prior to Africa’s largest travel trade show, INDABA 2010, showcasing the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products and attracting international visitors and media from across the world.

Elsa’s Kopje in Kenya was elected as the Best Safari Property, not merely in East Africa, but in the whole of Africa, beating over 60 nominees from all over the sub Saharan countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania. It is owned by Kenyan safari operators, Stefano Cheli & Liz Peacock and Stephen & Tania Hitchins.

Also voted Best Safari Accommodation Group in Africa was Cheli & Peacock Ltd – African Safari Holidays. They manage Elsa’s Kopje, Joy’s Camp, Tortilis Camp and Kitich Camp, all owned jointly with Stephen and Tania Hitchins, as well as Cottars Camp, Loisaba and Lewa Safari Camp amongst others. For their part, Cheli & Peacock beat well known safari operators, including Sanctuary Retreats (Abercrombie & Kent), Wilderness Safaris, andBeyond (Conservation Corporation) and Kerr & Downey. Cheli & Peacock operate up-market, exclusive and bespoke safaris, for clients who want a real safari and wild game viewing experience in the best range of top quality safari lodges & camps in Africa.

The Good Safari Guide is the travel industry’s definitive selection of the most professionally run, independently selected and vetted safari lodges, camps and hotels. The Good Safari Guide Awards are nominated and voted for by hotel, lodge, safari and tour operators, travel agents and guides from all over the world; the awards reflect peer group recognition of outstanding achievements in the safari travel industry.

Elsa’s Kopje, is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by the film “Born Free” about the lives and work of George and Joy Adamson. It was Stephen’ inspiration for the design of The Crocodile Club at Desert Springs.

The Crocodile Club, Desert Springs Resort, Spain Elsa’s Kopje, Meru National Park, Kenya



For further information contact: Tania Hitchins
Telephone: +44 7971 141 104