Kenya is once again on the global arena after Magical Kenya was recently crowned as the World’s Leading Safari Destination at the 2017 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony which took place at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam, on the 10th December 2017.
Magical Kenya retained the title as World’s Leading Travel Destination for yet another consecutive year making this its third win since 2015. Under the same category, Kenya was competing against Botswana, Namibia, South Africa Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
KQ also scooped the Business Class award for the fifth year in a row, beating RwandAir, EgyptAir, Royal Air Maroc and South African Airways.
Masai Mara also 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. 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. 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.