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Kenya Safari winners announced at Good Safari Guide 2010 ceremony

Travellers looking to book a Kenya safari can now stay in a selection of award-winning properties as the Good Safar Guide 2010 winners were announced last weekend at South Africa's International Conference Centre in Durban.

Kenya Safari winners announced at Good Safari Guide 2010 ceremony

The Good Safari Guide annual ceremony was held last weekend and revealed a number of category winners from Southern Africa and Eastern Africa including a Kenya safari company in the Meru National Park, Elsa's Kopje of Cheli and Peacock, who won the "Best Safari Property in East Africa" award and the "Best Safari Property in Africa" award.

The annual awards ceremony took place at the International Conference Centre in Durban just ahead of the INDABA tourism trade show and saw South Africa win the "Best Tourist Board" title after recent efforts with a marketing campaign leading up to the FIFA World Cup which will take place in June. Winners of the title in 2009, Kenya were this year runners up to the prestigious title for their efforts in encouraging more travellers to take Kenya holidays, followed by the Zambia Tourist Board in third place.

A number of properties who provide African safaris for travellers were awarded including managing company, Cheli and Peacock, who won the award for "Best Safari Accommodation Group on Africa" and "Best Community Safari Property" for their Loisaba Lodge.

Primrose Havelock Stobbs, who sadly passed away three weeks ago after a long-term illness, was given the lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the African safari and tourism sector for her many years of help while she lived in Kenya as a long-term resident. The awards were decided by a panel of respected experts within the travel, tourism and safari industry including travel agents and tour operators.

Main winners of the prestigious annual Good Safari Guide ceremony included Singita Boulders Lodge for "Best Safari Property in Southern Africa", Vamizi Island for "Best Beach Safari Property in Africa", Grootbos Forest Lodge for "Best Ecological Safari Property in Africa", Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for "Best Safari Hotel in Africa", Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for "Best New Safari Property in Africa", Robin Pope Mobile Safaris for "Best Safari Guiding Team in Africa", Karkloof Spa for "Best Safari Spa in Africa", Nomad Tanzania Mobile Safaris for "Best Mobile Safari Operator in Africa", Luangwa Safari House for "Best Safari House in Africa", and Chui Lodge for "Travellers' Choice Best Safari Property in Africa".

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