Serena Hotels span some of best destinations in the world with a portfolio of 25 Hotels, Luxury Camps, Safari Lodges and Resorts located in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique. Real Africa have been using Serena hotels and lodges across East Africa for many years and most of the safari camps listed in the awards are used by us on a regular basis. We are proud to work closely with such successful partners who manage to provide excellent services in stunning locations across East Africa. Serena has managed to be one of our favourite partnerships due to their attention to detail, their warm and hospitable service, always with a smile and their wonderful locations. Many of their hotels, safari camps and lodges have been built in the local vernacular in order to blend in with the landscape. Many have great eco-credentials and also play an important role in working with the local communities providing, jobs, education and training.
The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards has become a platform to celebrate excellence and best practices in Travel and Accommodation, and recognizes organizations that have driven tourism by rapidly transforming the tourism sector and the economy at large. On this front clients of Serena Hotels have recognized 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 by branding their six destinations as world beating destinations for the tourist. They have also been recognised for providing the highest standards of service and product whilst operating in a sensitive manner towards monitoring the interests of the local population including traditions, culture and future development.
The Kirawira Serena Camp 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. The Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa featured many of our favourite safari lodges and camps including; Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (13th), Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (15th), Mara Serena Safari Lodge (17th) and Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (25th). In the Top 15 Hotels in Africa category the hotels the Zanzibar Serena Inn (10th) and Serena Mountain Village, Arusha (15th) did very well indeed. And in the top 100 Hotels in Africa two of our favourite lodges were also listed; Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (17th), and the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (24th).
We would like to offer our congratulations to all the Serena camps, hotels and lodges who did so well.