Kenya remains a world-leading safari destination in 2021, according to the World Travel Awards
The announcement that Kenya was once again crowned Africa’s leading safari destination, was made on Thursday at the World Travel Awards grand final winners’ day, held to celebrate excellence in travel and tourism.
Kenya Tourism Board CEO Betty Radier described the win as a testament to the Kenya’s superior offering of the safari product and experience.
“This recognition is an endorsement of Magical Kenya, known as the home of authentic African Safari. Without a doubt, this is well-deserved, and I believe that we shall get even better. We shall continue with our commitment towards preserving and showcasing to the world the unique wildlife heritage bestowed to our country for the sake of generations to come.”
Better Safaris’ CEO Paul Tully congratulated all of this years winners and entrants, complimenting Magical Kenya on their continued positive approach to marketing Kenyan tourism;
“What we’ve seen from Kenya, and indeed other African countries, is a robust approach, particularly through the worldwide pandemic which has affected tourism to quite an extent. Without tourism associations ploughing their efforts and strategic partnerships into excellent marketing tactics, then the pandemic may well have negatively impacted the travel industry further still. And let’s not forget, people rely on tourism, wildlife relies on tourism. The Dollars that are generated isn’t for the sake of profit, much of tourism today and tomorrow is eco-tourism; local people benefit from travellers visiting destinations through job creation and land-leasing and to the extent that conservation efforts are now further reliant on tourism revenue. So the positive and persistent attitude displayed by the Kenyan tourism board and all countries, is to be applauded.
Kenya is also still such a magnificent safari experience that every traveller should experience at least once.”
Other notable African World Travel Award winners included some fantastic safari camps and hotels;
Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company 2021: Zambezi Queen Collection
Botswana’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2021: Xigera Safari Lodge
Botswana’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Gomoti Plains
Africa’s Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp 2021: Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara
Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Finch Hattons
Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2021: Fairmont The Norfolk, Kenya
Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Sirikoi
Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara
Namibia’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2021: Shipwreck Lodge
Namibia’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Namibia’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Hoanib Skeleton Coast
Rwanda’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: One&Only Nyungwe House
World’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2021: Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Design Hotel 2021: Babylonstoren Hotel, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Luxury Train 2021: The Blue Train
Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve 2021: Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa
South Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge
South Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
Africa’s Leading National Park 2021: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Lamai Serengeti
Tanzania’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp
Uganda’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Uganda’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Zambia’s Leading Hotel 2021: Tongabezi
Zambia’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Zambia’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Anabezi Camp
Zimbabwe’s Leading Hotel 2021: The Victoria Falls Hotel
Zimbabwe’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Zimbabwe’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2021: Somalisa Camp
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