These lodges, safari camps and boutique hotels are among the top 50 properties that have been submitted to rigorous auditing and analysis and then chosen as Africa’s best sustainable tourism operators.

They have made the list for their far-reaching efforts towards ecotourism in Africa. This includes blending in with the surroundings, leaving a low carbon footprint, disposing of waste in an environmentally friendly manner, low-impact on species habitation, and a balanced socio-economic partnership with staff and locals.

In conservation circles you get the ‘doers’ and the ‘talkers’. While many camps or safari operations are quick to slap ‘green’ onto their homepage, the properties in this group have actually taken the initiative and have been seriously audited. These are Africa’s Finest!