Tanzania’s tourist camp shines in 100 best hotels

Kirawira Camp
Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has recognised Kirawira Serena Camp in Serengeti as one of the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world, lifting Tanzania’s tourism to international limelight.

Kirawira luxury tented Serena camp came ahead in the chain of Serena hotels, which all received global recognition for excellent service and accommodation at the 2012 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.

The camp earned three slots in the Top 100 hotels and resorts of the world and the Platinum Circle, which was launched to celebrate 25 years of Condé Nast Traveller late in October.

This circle recognises the superstars of the Gold List and consists of hotels, resorts, and cruise lines that have made the list every year for the past five years running.

Kirawira stood out alongside other Serena properties in the Top 25 resorts & safari camps in Africa, which rates the top resorts and safari camps in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Zambia.

Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa included Kirawira Serena Camp in eight position, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (13th), Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (15th), Mara Serena Safari Lodge (17th) and Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (25th).

Top 15 hotels in Africa saw Zanzibar Serena Inn (10th) and Serena Mountain Village of Arusha (15th) being featured.

Top 100 hotels in Africa category saw Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge hold 17th position, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (24th) and Serena Hotels (84th).

The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards has become a platform to celebrate excellence and best practices in travel and accommodation, and recognises organisations that have driven tourism by rapidly transforming the sector and the economy at large.

Mr David Sem, Serena Hotels Country Sales manager said on this front clients of Serena hotels have recognised their outstanding contribution to the development of the continent, the economic aspirations of its citizens and the transformation of Africa’s image in international markets.

Serena Hotels was awarded for branding the six destinations that it has presence in as attractive tourism destinations and for providing the highest standard of service and product whilst operating in a sensitive manner towards monitoring interests of the local population including traditions, culture and future development.
Source:  The Citizen, http://www.thecitizen.co.tz, reported by Adam Ihucha in Arusha

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