Kenya topped as a home to World Leading Safari Destination, won by ‘Mahali Mzuri’. This award affirms the consistency the destination has had in this category, having previously won the award five times in the last seven years.
Kenya’s tourism marketing agency, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), was voted Africa’s leading tourist board while Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) was voted Africa’s leading meeting conference destination.
Commenting on the awards, KTB CEO Dr Betty Radier, said that the win was testament to the fact that tourists and business people across the globe prefer Kenya to other destinations because of its diverse offerings.
“We are very delighted to win these global awards because it shows great honour to Kenya’s safari offering, which is loved worldwide. Kenya deserves this victory because the destination offers a myriad of safari travel opportunities to our visitors,” said Dr Radier in a statement issued in Nairobi on Friday, 29 November 2019.
Kenya’s most sought-after safari experiences are the annual wildebeest migration spectacle in the Mara, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park as well as Tsavo East and West National Parks.
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