Updated: Jul 23, 2020
The World Travel Awards (WTA) is the travel industry's most prestigious awards programme, celebrating excellence in the tourism, airline, hospitality and hotel sectors around the world. Each year, the WTA hosts a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognise and honour individual and company success within key geographical locations.
Kenya triumphed in the 2017 World Travel Awards, collecting top awards in a range of categories. The Maasia Mara was named Africa's leading national park while Diani Beach was voted the continent's leading beach destination. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB)
also emerged as Africa's top tourism board for the sixth consecutive year.
1. Diani Beach – Africa's leading beach destination
Diani Beach was ranked as the leading beach destination in Africa for a fourth year in a row, beating competition from South Africa, Mozambique, Zanzibar and Egypt. Glorious white sands, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and stunning sunsets…we could go on. Diani Beach reigns supreme as Africa's leading beach destination.
Dance With the Maasai
2. Maasai Mara – Africa's leading national park.
The world famous Maasai Mara topped the list ahead of Kruger National Park in South Africa, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana at this year's award ceremony. The Maasai Mara is the jewel in Kenya's crown. Take in the mighty Big 5 as they stalk the Mara plains, dance with the Maasai and unleash your spirit of adventure on a memorable safari.
Glide through the Skies
3. Kenya Airways – Africa's leading Airline
This is the second consecutive year that Kenya's national carrier has won the coveted title, beating South African Airways, RwandAir, EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc. Kenya Airways was also named the winner in the Business Class category for the ﬁfth consecutive year. Africa's leading airline can transport you from a cold, grey northern winter to a sun-kissed tropical delight in as little as 8 hours. Friendly, eﬃcient staﬀ are ready to welcome you onboard.
Where Legend Meets Luxury
4. Finch Hattons – Africa's leading tented safari camp
Oozing with elegance, Finch Hatton's luxury tented safari camp is named after the legendary British aristocrat and pioneering adventurer, Denys Finch Hatton. This year, Finch Hattons won the award for