Media and Awards

Known as ‘one of southern Africa’s most intriguing destinations’ and home to phases one and two of ALERT’s (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust) ground-breaking African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild programme, Antelope Park is proud to have been featured in a number of notable media productions, and the recipient of a collection of notable awards.

Media Features:

Lion Country: a UK television documentary featuring the African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild programme, which was nominated for the UK’s National TV Awards in the category ‘Best Factual Programme’

Karina: Wild on Safari: a 13-part adventure series featuring Karina Holmes

Roaring with Pride: a 14-part series documenting the work of the African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild Programme

BBC’s Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Featured Antelope Park and the African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild Programme

Awards:

2016:

  • Winner of the World Travel Award for Zimbabwe’s Leading Private Game Reserve
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner

2015:

  • Andrew & Wendy Conolly winners of the Megafest Business Award for Lifetime Achievement for growth in the tourism sector of Zimbabwe
  • Winner of the Megafest Business Award for Environmental and Conservation Recognition
  • Nominated for the World Travel Award for Zimbabwe’s Leading Private Game Reserve

2014:

  • Finalist for the Safari Awards for Best Community Focused Camp

2013:

  • Andrew Conolly, Founder of ALERT, nominated for the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation
  • Winner of the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents’ Environmental Award for “an active and successful conservation initiative at Antelope Park in general, and for the effort to promote awareness of, and conservation of, lions, through their on-going action programme in partnership with ALERT”
  • Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for being within the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on the platform
  • Second runner-Up Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents Award for Best Self Catering accommodation
  • Nominated for World Travel Awards for Zimbabwe’s Leading Private Game Reserve

2012:

  • Second runner-up for the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents’ Award for Best Safari Camp

2011:

  • Second runner-up for the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents’ Award for Best Safari Camp