Kenya is now ranked the World’s Best Safari Destination. This is according to the Annual World Travel Awards, which held its 26th award ceremony in Muscat, Oman on Thursday, November 2019.
Chief Administrative Secretary for Ministry of Tourism Rtd Major General Joseph Boinnet and Kenya’s Ambassador to Oman Sheikh Mohammed Dor received the awards on behalf of Kenya at the event that was marked with pomp and colour.
World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
Kenya had slipped two spots to rank 82 in the 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) survey earlier this year.
At the time, according to the report, the country ranked behind Namibia, Morocco, Egypt, Seychelles, South Africa and Mauritius. That notwithstanding, the good ratings keep coming as World Travel Awards named Nairobi Africa’s leading business travel destination.
The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said in a tweet that Kenya had also been chosen as the venue for World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean ceremonies which will be held in October 2020.