The director General of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Allan Kijazi received the ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ title in the recent World Travel Awards (WTAs). Kilimanjaro is one of the 16’s parks under TANAPA.
At the 24th instalment of the prestigious WTA whose gala was held at the Kigali convention centre in Rwanda on Tuesday, Kilimanjaro tends to be one of Tanzania’s three resorts that won in the African category.
Kilimanjaro Mountain has won the title for the fourth time, after winning it consecutively in 2016 and 2015. The mountain first won the award in 2013.
The Diamonds La Gemma Dell’Est of Zanzibar was awarded ‘Africa’s leading All-Inclusive Resort 2017 and the property also won the ‘Africa’s Leading Beach Resort 2017’ in the WTA.
The ‘Four Seasons’ of Serengeti was awarded ‘Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge’, while the Thanda Island of the Shungimbili Island of Mafia District in the Indian Ocean was given ‘Africa’s leading Luxury Island’ award.
The ‘Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort’ award went to the ‘And Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge’. Tanzania also took one of the Tour Company awards, with Arushabased Abercrombie and Kent given ‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator.’
Other winners from Tanzania include ‘And Beyond,’ the luxury lodges operator who won ‘Africa’s Leading Conservation Company 2017, the Singita Game Reserves was crowned Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand.
‘Africa’s Leading Destination 2017’ was given to Rwanda which is the host of the 2017 Gala for the Africa’s WTA version. Meanwhile South Africa’s Cape-Town International Airport was declared the continent’s leading airport in 2017.