Conde Nast gives Serena the thumbs up


(Posted 29th November 2013)

The latest Conde Nast rankings are out and Serena Hotels, only recently named as Africa’s Best Hotel Brand during the 2013 World Travel Award Ceremony, has once again made it into the top rankings in the world, when their Kirawira Camp in the Western Serengeti made it to the 10 position of Africa’s very best safari camps and lodges.

On Conde Nast’s coveted Gold List – Best Places on Earth did Kirawira achieve a 172 out of a possible maximum 182 points, underscoring the level of consistent quality Serena offers in their properties across the Eastern African region. Besides Kirawira did other Serena properties make it into the top 25, with Amboseli Serena coming in on 14th place, Serengeti Serena in 15th and Mara Serena in 18th place, making it an astonishing four among the top 25 in Africa for Serena.

All of Serena’s East African city hotels, Kampala, Kigali, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam got recognized by the World Travel Awards as the best of the best in these respective cities and notably did the Amboseli Serena Lodge, now listed among the Conde Nast top 25 in Africa, also get an award at the time.

Serena Hotels now owns and operates 24 safari camps, safari lodges, resorts and hotels in East Africa and Mozambique, among them several others deserving of a top ranking by Conde Nast, like the two properties in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania or the Elementaita Serena Camp on the Soysambu Conservancy at Lake Elementaita. Plenty of scope still and all winners in their own right. Visit for more information about locations, tariffs and bookings and or for added information on Conde Nast’s best around the world.