Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve and Diani Beach have been named Africa’s Leading National Park and Leading Beach Destination respectively during the 25thAfrica edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony that was held in Durban, South Africa.
This is the sixth 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 – home to the world’s two remaining northern white rhinos – was named Africa’s leading Conservation Company.
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.
Among the Kenyan hotels and tented camps that won awards include Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Aberdare Country Club, and Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi.
Bonfire Adventures was named Africa’s Leading Travel Agency for the third year running.
In 2017, Kenya was named the world’s Leading Safari Destination.