By Azania Post Reporter
Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro has for the fourth time won Africa’s leading tourist attraction award issued by World Travel Awards (WTA) in Rwandese capital, Kigali.
According to Parks’ Director General Allan Kijazi who received the award, the mountain has for the first time won the award three years ago. The mountain is one of the Tanzania’s 16 national parks that is under Tanapa.
According to Parks’ Director General Allan Kijazi who received the award, said that the mountain won it for the first time three years ago. The mountain is one of the Tanzania’s 16 national parks under Tanapa.
Parks’ Director General Allan Kijazi
Kijazi said the mountain is one of Tanzania’s three entries that won in the African Category of the 24th installment of the prestigious WTA whose gala was held in Rwanda two days ago.
Organisers say the Diamonds La Gemma Dell’Est of Zanzibar was crowned ‘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 crowned ‘Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge,’ while the Thanda Island of the Shungimbili Island of Mafia District in the Indian Ocean, won ‘Africa’s leading Luxury Island’ title.
Africa’s Private Island Resort,’ title went to the ‘And Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge.’ The east African nation also scooped one of the Tour Company awards, with Arusha based Abercrombie and Kent crowned ‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator.’
Other winners from Tanzania include ‘And Beyond,’ the luxury lodges’ operator, winning ‘Africa’s Leading Conservation Company 2017, the Singita Game Reserves was crowned Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand.
Rwanda, which hosted the 2017 Gala for the Africa’s WTA version was named ‘Africa’s Leading Destination 2017,’ while South Africa’s Cape-Town International Airport was named the continent’s leading airport in 2017.