Kenya’s Maasai Mara Named Africa’s Leading National Park

By Vera Shawiza / October 12, 2017

Number of International Arrivals in Africa in 2017 Hit 62 million

Maasai Mara National Reserve has been named as Africa’s leading national park at the World Travel Awards 2017.

The Mara overcame fierce competition from Kruger National Park in South Africa, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, Kidepo Valley National Park from Uganda and Etosha National Park from Namibia.

The awards ceremony took place in Kigali, Rwanda

Diani Beach in Kwale County was voted the continent’s leading beach destination for the fourth year in a row after beating competition from beaches in South Africa, Mozambique, Zanzibar and Egypt.

“We have recognized the leading lights of African tourism tonight and I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all our winners,” said World Travel Awards founder and president Graham Cooke. 

World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Kenya Tourism Board beat 10 other agents in Africa including the Egyptian Tourist Authority, Moroccan National Tourism Organization and South African Tourism to come up tops for the sixth year running.

National carrier Kenya Airways, which was also among the nominees was able to take home two awards after being voted as Africa’s leading airline and Africa’s leading airline- Business Class.

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