World’s best adventure travel outfitters

There are a lot of travel outfitters vying for your business. But, who to trust? Which outfitter is going to go that extra step to make sure your accommodations are comfortable enough, your food is tasty enough and your adventure is adventurous enough?

With the understanding that so many people are taking chances with random travel outfitters located haphazardly online, the fine folks at National Geographic Adventure have put together a very cool search engine that rates 157 of the best players out there.

Interested adventurers can search based upon Sustainability, Client Expertise, Quality of Service, Spirit of Adventure, Education, and Best Overall. The ratings can also be broken out by activities, and most importantly, destinations.

In case you’re wondering, the highest scoring overall outfitter is Mark Thornton Safaris, which pulled in a 97.7 score out of 100. According to National Geographic Adventure, “This small Tanzania-only outfitter caps its clientele at 100 per year and delivers unparalleled intimacy on its bush treks across the Serengeti–all of which are led by a team of Maasai warriors and Thornton himself, a ten-year safari guide. His trips are part luxury camping, part field ecology course, and part raw adventure.”

Very cool!