World Travel Awards for #Africa and the #IndianOcean see the Who is Who of tourism and hospitality assemble in #Nairobi

(Posted 16th October 2022)

The VIP event room at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, the venue for the 2022 World Travel Awards for Africa and the Indian Ocean, was packed to capacity by an illustrious crowd, representing the very best of Africa’s hospitality, aviation and tourism industry.

Kenya was crowned as ‘Africa’s Leading Destination 2022‘ once again and the event venue itself, the recently refurbished KICC, was named as Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2022.

Kenya’s national airline – despite its continued financial ailment – and its subsidiary Jambojet, both also bagged multiple honours again, being named Africa’s Leading Airline 2022, Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2022, Africa’s Leading Airline Brand 2022 and Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2022.

The Four Points by Sheraton at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, was also once again named as Africa’s Leading Airport Hotel 2022.

Other winners from Kenya are shown below, once more taking a massive lead again over her East African neighbours.

Kenya’s Leading Airport Hotel 2022Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport
Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort 2022Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Kenya’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2022The Social House
Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel 2022Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi
Kenya’s Leading Car Rental Company 2022Avis
Kenya’s Leading Conference Hotel 2022PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort and Spa
Kenya’s Leading Destination Management Company 2022Pollman’s Tours & Safaris
Kenya’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier 2022Fly540
Kenya’s Leading Family Resort 2022PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort and Spa
Kenya’s Leading Hotel 2022Sarova Stanley
Kenya’s Leading Hotel Residences 2022Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum
Kenya’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022Presidential Suite @ Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi
Kenya’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2022Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi
Kenya’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2022Sirai House
Kenya’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2022Travel Shore Africa
Kenya’s Leading Resort 2022Kinondo Kwetu
Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand 2022Heritage Hotels
Kenya’s Leading Safari Company 2022Twiga Tours
Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge 2022Sirikoi
Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2022Porini Mara Camp
Kenya’s Leading Tour Operator 2022Gosheni Safaris
Kenya’s Leading Travel Agency 2022Bonfire Adventures
Kenya’s Leading Travel Management Company 2022SpotOn Vacations

In comparison did #Tanzania’s showing place the country in second place overall for Eastern Africa (East African Community member states):


Tanzania’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2022Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa
Tanzania’s Leading Business Hotel 2022Gran Meliá Arusha
Tanzania’s Leading Car Rental Company 2022Xpress Rent A Car
Tanzania’s Leading Destination Management Company 2022Green Inspirations DMC
Tanzania’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier 2022Auric Air
Tanzania’s Leading Hotel 2022Gran Meliá Arusha
Tanzania’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022Red Level Presidential Suite @ Gran Meliá Arusha
Tanzania’s Leading Resort 2022Meliá Zanzibar
Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge 2022Lamai Serengeti
Tanzania’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2022Kuro Tarangire
Tanzania’s Leading Tour Operator 2022Zara Tours
Tanzania’s Leading Travel Agency 2022Satguru Travel Tanzania
Tanzania’s Leading Travel Management Company 2022FCM Travel – Tanzania (Skylink Travel & Tours)

Nominees from #Zanzibar also did well again this year and were honoured with the following awards:

Tanzania » #Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s Leading Destination Management Company 2022Colors of Zanzibar
Zanzibar’s Leading Hotel 2022The Residence Zanzibar
Zanzibar’s Leading Resort 2022&Beyond Mnemba Island
Zanzibar’s Leading Tour Operator 2022Colors of Zanzibar

In Uganda did Kampala Serena Hotel take the coveted awards again for both Uganda’s Leading Hotel 2022 and Uganda’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022 while other winners of the evening were:


Uganda’s Leading Destination Management Company 2022GoExplore Safaris
Uganda’s Leading Hotel 2022Kampala Serena Hotel
Uganda’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022Royal Suite @ Kampala Serena Hotel
Uganda’s Leading Safari Lodge 2022Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Uganda’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2022Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Uganda’s Leading Tour Operator 2022GoExplore Safaris
Uganda’s Leading Travel Management Company 2022Swanair Travel & Safaris Ltd

South Sudan had but one winner this year, the Pyramid Continental Hotel as the country’s leading hotel for 2022:

#South Sudan

South Sudan’s Leading Hotel 2022Pyramid Continental Hotel

In Rwanda did the Kigali Serena Hotel again claim the award as leading city hotel, followed by quite a few other winners at the night:


Rwanda’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2022Heaven Boutique Hotel
Rwanda’s Leading Business Hotel 2022Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
Rwanda’s Leading Car Rental Company 2022Rwanda Car Rental
Rwanda’s Leading City Hotel 2022Kigali Serena Hotel
Rwanda’s Leading Conference Hotel 2022Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
Rwanda’s Leading Destination Management Company 2022Primate Safaris
Rwanda’s Leading Hotel 2022Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
Rwanda’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022Royal Suite @ Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
Rwanda’s Leading Safari Lodge 2022Bisate Lodge
Rwanda’s Leading Tour Operator 2022Primate Safaris
Rwanda’s Leading Travel Agency 2022Satguru Travel Rwanda

Burundi, like South Sudan, also had one winner:


Burundi’s Leading Hotel 2022Roca Golf Hotel

Rounding up the winners from the East African Community member states is Congo DR, which made a good showing with the Goma Serena Hotel notably among the three companies handed trophies:

Democratic Republic of #Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Leading Business Hotel 2022Fleuve Congo Hotel
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Leading Hotel 2022Goma Serena Hotel
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022Presidential Suite @ Fleuve Congo Hotel

More winners in the overall continental Africa category can be found via extends congratulations to all the winners from across Africa and hopes that some will make it to the top of the world in the global edition of the World Travel Awards, which will be held in Muscat, Oman on the the 11th of November at the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Voting for World Winners is still ongoing until the 20th of October, so continue to cast your votes for your favourite resort, hotel, airline or tour company.

Your comments are welcome and will receive a response in due course.

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