Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve and Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa are among the winners in the 25thAfrica edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA).
This is the 6th time that Maasai Mara National Reserve has been crowned as Africa’s Leading National Park; having beaten five other national parks across Africa. Diani Beach has received the award for five consecutive years, having outmatched five other beach destinations. Nanyuki- based Ol Pejeta Conservancy was named Africa’s leading Conservation Company. Other winners include National carrier, Kenya Airways was named Africa’s Leading Airline in the Business Class for the sixth year in a row and in the Economy Class for a second time and Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Aberdare Country Club, and Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi won in the hotels and tented camps categories. Bonfire Adventures was named Africa’s Leading Travel Agency for the third year running.
Commenting on the awards, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier said the awards are a confirmation of Kenya’s unrivalled top position as a beach and safari destination.
“We are honoured as a destination to receive these awards. The awards truly attest to the fact that Kenya offers an unrivalled beach and safari product experience that is second to none in Africa,” Dr. Radier said.
In 2017, Kenya was named the world’s Leading Safari Destination.