With Serengeti’s Lamai camp winning the 2013 award for ‘Best New Safari Property’ in Africa and three Tanzania tourist attractions -Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti migration- selected among the new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, Tanzania tourism industry continues to record some of the best achievements globally.
The Seven Natural Wonders (SNW) Declaration Event took place yesterday in Arusha, northern Tanzania.
SNW seeks to leverage the historical and traditional practice of listing seven spectacular features or accomplishments as “wonders” of the world. Examples include the Seven Seas, the Seven Manmade Wonders of the World, etc. The unique aspect of Seven Natural Wonders is the exclusive focus on NATURE and the natural wonders of the world.
Shortly after the Serengeti National Park topped all global tourism destinations and won the 2013 global International Award in Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industry, the Tanzanian tourism industry obtained another two prestigious recognitions.
The Serengeti region includes the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and the Ikorongo controlled areas. These destinations in Tanzania attract 150,000-200,000 tourists each year, therefore becoming the highest earner of tourism revenue in Tanzania.
Lamai-Serengeti operates under the Arusha-based Nomad Tanzania Safari company and is tucked amongst the rocks of the endless Kogakuria Kopje plains, just a few miles from Mara River in the North of the country.
The camp received the award in London at the 2013 Safari Awards, said to be the ‘Oscars of Safari’, currently the official organization to nominate the best safari operators, lodges, camps, guides and conservationists in Africa.
The 2013 Safari Awards are not only about honouring the most expensive lodges, or most luxurious spa, but also features categories that range from ‘Best Ecological Lodge or Camp’ to ‘Best Personal Contribution to Wildlife Conservation’ and contribution to community and social development.