Competing against 5 500 of the world’s best wildlife curators in the Safari Guild’s annual Safari Awards, Hayward Safaris once again takes winner’s place on the safari travel podium for Best Mobile Safari Experience in Africa 2019.
This is the 5th consecutive award Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has received for their 5-star mobile safari lodge expeditions and events from The Safari Guild global annual awards and owner and adventure extraordinaire Peter Hayward was understandable jubilant on hearing the news.
“This is an amazing achievement for the Hayward’s team, competing and winning against the best of the best in Africa! We are extremely proud of this honourable award.”
The Safari Awards is open to global participants engaged in wildlife travel either as a property or conservation organization and winners are carefully chosen by a panel of knowledgeable and highly respected independent safari operators who put each award nominee through rigorous inspection.
Says CEO Henry Hallward: “Here at the Safari Awards, we know that every safari is unique and special but our Awards give credit to the lodges, guides, spas and food that guests have experienced on safari that go over and above their expectations.
“It is not all about luxury but about the essence of a safari experience that showcases the wonder of wildlife, as well as providing a memorable visit or adventure. The Safari Guild and these awards have an important role to play by influencing the debate on how best to manage and protect dwindling wildlife resources, by working with the people who own it.”
With over twenty years’ experience in big game safari expeditions, Peter Hayward says: “Before the famous explorer David Livingstone arrived in Africa, my Great, great grandfather, 24-year-old James Hayward, arrived on the tip of Africa on an adventure into uncharted territory. He was one of the first true pioneers into a landscape that teemed with vast herds of wildlife.
“Today, we are proud to carry on the tradition of bespoke, authentic group mobile safari’s in a tradition that originated in 1685. Today, the Hayward’s Grand Safari continues to play a pivotal role in preserving the continent’s environmental heritage and showcases Africa’s unique natural capital.”
“This award is not just a quick pat on the back for us. It sets a standard in the industry for Africa and is industry validation that all our hard work over the past 20 years is finally paying off. We consistently receive an average 9.6 out of 10 across 22 points of guest satisfaction feedback from our delighted customers who experience a Grand Safari expedition, so to have this internationally recognised and acknowledged establishes our reputation.”
With headquarters in the all new big five Dinokeng region in Tshwane, just north of Pretoria and one hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Hayward Safaris hosts events, product launches and conference functions for the corporate market, as well as big group mobile safaris for between 40 and 200 guests into pristine wilderness reserves across South Africa, Namibia, and East Africa.
Hayward’s Grand Safari Company have previously won Best Mobile Safari Company in South Africa two years in a row and Highly Commended as Best Mobile Safari Company in Africa. They have received the pinnacle achievement as ‘best in Africa’ on The Safari Awards platform for the second year running now.