And the winners in Africa are …

TRAVEL OSCAR NIGHT REWARDS WINNING TEAMS

(Posted 10th April 2016)

World Travel Awards

The Africa and Indian Ocean World Travel Awards Ceremony last night at the Diamond La Gemma dell’ Est, aka Star of the East, brought together CEO’s and top managers of the contenders for awards and prizes from across the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands and the African continent.

Winners of the night were no doubt Serena Hotels, which scooped an unprecedented 12 trophies for their properties, but Kenya Airways with two key airline awards and of course Air Seychelles with four awards, capturing all available categories, made headlines on social media and will no doubt, come Monday, find its way into the print media in the respective countries too.

Here in Uganda have notably two newcomers taken the honours, apart from regular winners, the Kampala Serena Hotel and the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa. Congrats to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, aka Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, initiated by the late Robert Brierley and now managed by Lydia ‘Nkuringo‘ and Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp for bringing home trophies to the Pearl of Africa and putting Uganda on the continental map! Here must a special recognition go to Lydia who kept things not only together when Robert unexpectedly passed away but expanded, improved and turned their vision into reality.

The full list of winners from Africa and from the Indian Ocean region are now available, and as promised last night are now reproduced here. We start with the Indian Ocean region before moving on to the Africa winners and congrats to all who won and congrats too to all others who stood up to be counted and participated in this premier Hospitality, Tourism and Aviation award scheme:

Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Air Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class Air Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class Air Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Lounge Air Mauritius: Mauritius International Airport The Amédée Maingard Lounge
Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Resort Andilana Beach Resort, Madagascar
Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Mauritius
Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew Air Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Car Rental Company Europcar
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Port Port Victoria, Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius
Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Resort Constance Moofushi, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort Constance Ephélia, Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Residences Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite Royal Island Suite @ JA Manafaru, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Leisure Hotel Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator OV Holidays
Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Water Villa Ocean Pavillion @ PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel Kurumba Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Private Island Resort Constance Tsarabanjina Resort Madagascar
Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator Trans Maldivian Airways
Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board Seychelles Tourism Board
Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency Vermillion International Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort Baros Maldives

Madagascar

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Madagascar’s Leading Hotel Hotel Carlton Madagascar
Madagascar’s Leading Resort Andilana Beach Resort

Maldives

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Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort Baros Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Family Resort The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Green Resort Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite Royal Island Suite @ JA Manafaru
Maldives’ Leading Leisure Hotel Brand Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa Baros Residence @ Baros Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator Get Into Maldives Travels
Maldives’ Leading Resort Kurumba Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort Jumeirah Vittaveli
Maldives’ Leading Travel Agency Vermillion International Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Villa Resort Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Maldives’ Leading Water Villa Resort Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Mauritius

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Mauritius’ Leading Boutique Hotel Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel
Mauritius’ Leading Conference Hotel Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Destination Management Company Mautourco
Mauritius’ Leading Family Resort LUX* Belle Mare
Mauritius’ Leading Green Resort Constance Le Prince Maurice
Mauritius’ Leading Hotel One&Only Le Saint Géran
Mauritius’ Leading Hotel Residences Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Mauritius’ Leading Hotel Suite Royal Suite @ Royal Palm Mauritius
Mauritius’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa Princely Villa @ Constance Le Prince Maurice
Mauritius’ Leading Luxury Resort Constance Le Prince Maurice
Mauritius’ Leading Resort Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Spa Resort Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
Mauritius’ Leading Travel Agency Concorde Mauritius

Reunion Island

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Reunion Island’s Leading Hotel LUX* Saint Gilles

Seychelles

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Seychelles’ Leading Boutique Hotel Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Seychelles’ Leading Conference Hotel Eden Bleu Hotel
Seychelles’ Leading Family Resort Constance Ephélia
Seychelles’ Leading Green Resort Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
Seychelles’ Leading Hotel Constance Lémuria Seychelles
Seychelles’ Leading Hotel Suite Two Bedroom Presidential Villa @ Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Seychelles’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa Owners Signature Villa @ Enchanted Island Resort
Seychelles’ Leading Resort Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Seychelles’ Leading Spa Resort Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Africa

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Africa’s Leading Airline Kenya Airways
Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class Kenya Airways
Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class Ethiopian Airlines
Africa’s Leading Airport O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort Diamonds Dream of Africa, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Beach Destination Diani Beach, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Beach Resort Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand Mantis Collection
Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company Avis
Africa’s Leading Business Hotel Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria
Africa’s Leading Business Travel Agency Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Africa’s Leading Car Rental Company Europcar
Africa’s Leading Casino Resort Sun City Resort
Africa’s Leading City Hotel Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Conservation Company &Beyond
Africa’s Leading Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International
Africa’s Leading Cruise Port Port of Mombasa, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Design Hotel Tribe Hotel, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Destination Mombasa, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company Destination Kenya
Africa’s Leading Family Resort Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand Singita Game Reserves
Africa’s Leading Green Hotel Nairobi Serena Hotel, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand Serena Hotels
Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences Palacina The Residence & The Suites, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine Sawubona (South African Airways)
Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline fastjet
Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa The Cliff Villa @ Alfajiri Villas, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania
Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa Cottar’s Bush Villa, Maasai Mara, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator Abercrombie & Kent
Africa’s Leading Luxury Train The Blue Train
Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination Nairobi, Kenya
Africa’s Leading MICE Hotel Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco
Africa’s Leading National Park Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Africa’s Leading New Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency Travelstart.co.za
Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve Shambala Private Reserve, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar
Africa’s Leading Resort Sun City Resort, South Africa
Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises
Africa’s Leading Safari Company Rhino Africa
Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Spa Resort Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Sports Resort Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa
Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp Finch Hattons, Kenya
Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Africa’s Leading Tourist Board Kenya Tourism Board
Africa’s Leading Travel Agency Kuoni Travel
Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company FCM Travel Solutions
Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award &Beyond

Algeria

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Algeria’s Leading Hotel Sheraton Oran Hotel

Angola

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Angola’s Leading Hotel Hotel Continental

Benin

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Benin’s Leading Hotel Ibis Cotonou Hotel

Botswana

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Botswana’s Leading Hotel Peermont Walmont at The Grand Palm
Botswana’s Leading Safari Lodge &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Botswana’s Leading Tented Safari Camp &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Cameroon

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Cameroon’s Leading Hotel Hilton Yaounde

Cape Verde

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Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel Hotel Oasis Praiamar

Cote d’Ivoire

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Cote d’Ivoire’s Leading Hotel Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

Egypt

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Egypt’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, Sharm El Sheikh
Egypt’s Leading Business Hotel Conrad Cairo
Egypt’s Leading Conference Hotel Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
Egypt’s Leading Destination Management Company Discovery Tours Egypt
Egypt’s Leading Family Resort Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Egypt’s Leading Green Hotel Hilton Hurghada Plaza
Egypt’s Leading Hotel Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences
Egypt’s Leading Hotel Group InterContinental Hotels Group
Egypt’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences
Egypt’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa Queen Cleopatra Villa @ Royal Savoy Villas, Sharm El Sheikh
Egypt’s Leading Resort Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Egypt’s Leading Spa Resort Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Egypt’s Leading Travel Agency Kimidar Tours

Ethiopia

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Ethiopia’s Leading Hotel Hilton Addis Ababa

Gabon

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Gabon’s Leading Hotel Radisson Blu Okoume Palace Hotel, Libreville

Gambia

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Gambia’s Leading Hotel Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

Ghana

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Ghana’s Leading Boutique Hotel Villa Monticello
Ghana’s Leading Hotel Villa Monticello
Ghana’s Leading Hotel Suite Kwame Nkrumah Suite @ Villa Monticello

Kenya

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Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel Nairobi Serena Hotel
Kenya’s Leading Car Rental Company Avis Kenya
Kenya’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier Fly540
Kenya’s Leading Hotel Sarova Stanley
Kenya’s Leading Hotel Residences Safari Park Hotel & Casino
Kenya’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi
Kenya’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator Pollmans Tours & Safaris
Kenya’s Leading Resort Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps
Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Kenya’s Leading Spa Resort Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp Sarova Mara Game Camp
Kenya’s Leading Travel Agency Bonfire Adventures
Kenya’s Leading Travel Management Company Abercrombie & Kent

Malawi

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Malawi’s Leading Hotel Ngala Beach Lodge

Morocco

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Morocco’s Leading Boutique Hotel Hotel & Ryad Art Place Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Business Hotel Kenzi Tower Hotel Casablanca
Morocco’s Leading Car Rental Company Europcar
Morocco’s Leading City Hotel Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Destination Management Company Atlas Voyages
Morocco’s Leading Green Hotel Hotel du Golf, Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Hotel Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Morocco’s Leading Hotel Residences Palmeraie Village, Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa Mazagan Villa @ Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort
Morocco’s Leading MICE Hotel Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Resort Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort
Morocco’s Leading Spa Resort Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Morocco’s Leading Tour Operator Your Morocco Tour
Morocco’s Leading Travel Agency Bounty Tours

Mozambique

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Mozambique’s Leading Beach Resort Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort
Mozambique’s Leading Hotel The Polana Serena Hotel
Mozambique’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ The Polana Serena Hotel
Mozambique’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa Anantara Pool Villa @ Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa
Mozambique’s Leading Resort Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort
Mozambique’s Leading Spa Resort Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Namibia

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Namibia’s Leading Hotel Hilton Windhoek
Namibia’s Leading Safari Lodge &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Namibia’s Leading Spa Resort Le Mirage Resort & Spa
Namibia’s Leading Tented Safari Camp Wolwedans Dunes Camp

Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Leading Boutique Hotel Hotel Bon Voyage
Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel Transcorp Hilton Abuja
Nigeria’s Leading Car Rental Company Avis
Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Transcorp Hilton Abuja
Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Transcorp Hilton Abuja
Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel Transcorp Hilton Abuja
Nigeria’s Leading Serviced Apartments Peniel Apartments Abuja
Nigeria’s Leading Travel Management Company HRG Nigeria

Rwanda

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Rwanda’s Leading Hotel Kigali Serena Hotel

Senegal

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Senegal’s Leading Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar

South Africa

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South Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel The Bay Hotel
South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
South Africa’s Leading Business Hotel Hilton Durban
South Africa’s Leading Car Rental Company Avis
South Africa’s Leading Design Hotel MannaBay
South Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand &Beyond
South Africa’s Leading Hotel Ellerman House
South Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
South Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
South Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge Singita Ebony Lodge
South Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari
South Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator Abercrombie & Kent
South Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve Shambala Private Reserve
South Africa’s Leading Resort Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa
South Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge Thanda Safari Lodge
South Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments Lawhill Luxury Apartments
South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort One&Only Cape Town
South Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
South Africa’s Leading Travel Agency Club Travel
South Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company Club Travel Corporate

Sudan

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Sudan’s Leading Hotel Al Salam Rotana Hotel
Sudan’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Corinthia Hotel Khartoum

Swaziland

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Swaziland’s Leading Hotel The Royal Villas Swaziland

Tanzania

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Tanzania’s Leading Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Tanzania’s Leading Business Hotel Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
Tanzania’s Leading Car Rental Company Europcar​ Tanzania​
Tanzania’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier Auric Air
Tanzania’s Leading Hotel Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
Tanzania’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
Tanzania’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator Kearsleys
Tanzania’s Leading Resort Baraza Resort and Spa
Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Tanzania’s Leading Spa Resort Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa
Tanzania’s Leading Tented Safari Camp Nasikia Naona Moru Camp
Tanzania’s Leading Travel Agency Travelstart

Togo

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Togo’s Leading Hotel Hotel Sarakawa Lome

Tunisia

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Tunisia’s Leading Hotel La Cigale Hôtel Tabarka
Tunisia’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Regency Tunis Hotel

Uganda

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Uganda’s Leading Hotel Kampala Serena Hotel
Uganda’s Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Lake Victoria Serena Resort
Uganda’s Leading Safari Lodge Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Uganda’s Leading Tented Safari Camp Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Zambia

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Zambia’s Leading Hotel The Royal Livingstone
Zambia’s Leading Safari Lodge Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodge
Zambia’s Leading Tented Safari Camp Anabezi Luxury tented camp

Zanzibar

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Zanzibar’s Leading Hotel Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Zanzibar’s Leading Resort The Residence Zanzibar

Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s Leading Hotel The Victoria Falls Hotel
Zimbabwe’s Leading Hotel Suite Royal Suite @ The Victoria Falls Hotel
Zimbabwe’s Leading Private Game Reserve Antelope Park
Zimbabwe’s Leading Resort The Victoria Falls Hotel
Zimbabwe’s Leading Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Zimbabwe’s Leading Tented Safari Camp The Elephant Camp

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