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Kampala Serena Hotel named Uganda’s best

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Kampala Serena Hotel has been awarded as Uganda’s leading hotel in the World Tourism Awards for Africa held days ago in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, beating the likes of Sheraton Kampala Hotel and others.

Roadtrip Uganda was awarded as leading car rental company in the country, beating several others in the industry.

Presidential Suite at Lake Victoria Serena was selected as the leading hotel suite while the while Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge emerged as leading safari lodge. The Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp won Uganda’s Leading Tented Safari Camp.

The awards in Kigali saw Rwanda emerge as Africa’s leading tourism destination in the world, with Kigali’s Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre winning three accolades as ‘Africa’s leading conference hotel’, ‘Rwanda’s leading conference hotel’ and ‘Africa’s leading new hotel’.

South Africa had Durban city named Africa’s leading meetings and conferences destination following the upgrade the city underwent ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa won the award for Africa’s leading hotel suite and South Africa’s leading hotel suite.

World Travel Awards Founder and President, Graham E Cooke, said: “We have recognised the leading lights of African tourism tonight and I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all of our winners”.

Kenya Airways won Africa’s Leading Airline and Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class, while Cape Town International Airport was named Africa’s Leading International Airport.

Winners from the event will proceed to compete in the World Travel Awards Grand Final, to be held in Vietnam on December 10.

Full list for Continent Winners

Leading Airline – Kenya Airways

Leading Airline (Business Class) – Kenya Airways

Leading Airline (Economy Class) – Ethiopian Airlines

Leading Airline Brand – Ethiopian Airlines

Leading Airport – Cape Town International Airport, South Africa

Leading All-Inclusive Resort – Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Leading Beach Destination – Diani Beach, Kenya

Leading Beach Resort – Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Leading Boutique Hotel – Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa

Leading Boutique Hotel Brand Mantis Collection

Leading Business Car Rental Company Avis

Leading Business Hotel Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria

Leading Business Travel Agency Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Leading Car Rental Company Europcar

Leading Casino Resort The Palazzo Montecasino, South Africa

Leading City Destination – Cape Town, South Africa

Leading City Hotel – Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, South Africa

Leading Conference Hotel – Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Leading Conservation Company – &Beyond

Leading Cruise Line – Royal Caribbean International

Leading Cruise Port – Port of Mombasa, Kenya

Leading Design Hotel – MannaBay, South Africa

Leading Destination – Rwanda

Leading Destination Management Company – Destination Kenya

Leading Family Resort – Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya

Leading Game Reserve Brand – Singita Game Reserves

Leading Green Hotel – Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique

Leading Hotel – Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya

Leading Hotel Brand – Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges

Leading Hotel Residences – Cape Grace, South Africa

Leading Hotel Suite – Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa

Leading Inflight Magazine – Sawubona (South African Airways)

Leading Low-Cost Airline – fastjet

Leading Luxury Hotel Villa – Villa Two @ Ellerman House, South Africa

Leading Luxury Island – Thanda Island, Tanzania

Leading Luxury Lodge – Sirikoi, Kenya

Leading Luxury Private Villa – Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari, South Africa

Leading Luxury Resort – Fairmont Zimbali Resort, South Africa

Leading Luxury Tour Operator – Abercrombie & Kent

Leading Luxury Train – The Blue Train

Leading Meetings & Conference Centre – Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa

Leading Meetings & Conference Destination – Durban, South Africa

Leading MICE Hotel – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco

Leading National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Leading New Hotel – Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Leading Online Travel Agency –

Leading Private Game Reserve – Shambala Private Reserve, South Africa

Leading Private Island Resort – &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar

Leading Resort – Sun City Resort, South Africa

Leading River Cruise Company – Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises

Leading Safari Company – Rhino Africa

Leading Safari Lodge – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania

Leading Serviced Apartments – Lawhill Luxury Apartments, South Africa

Leading Sports Resort – Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa

Leading Tented Safari Camp – Finch Hattons, Kenya

Leading Tourist Attraction – Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Leading Tourist Board – Kenya Tourism Board

Leading Travel Agency – Bonfire Adventures

Leading Travel Club – DreamTrips

Leading Travel Management Company – FCM Travel Solutions

Most Romantic Resort – Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Mozambique

Responsible Tourism Award – Nkwichi Lodge


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