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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Asilia’s acclaimed Sayari Camp wins the Tanzania Tourism Board Sustainable Camp of the Year Award

Sayari Camp, Tanzania
Asilia’s latest addition to its Tanzanian portfolio, Sayari Camp, not only offers the chance to witness the famous Great Migration crossing the Mara River but has also been awarded by the Tanzania Tourism Board for its service offering in regards to sustainable tourism and has recently been added to Conde Nast’s 2010 Hot List for Best New Hotels in the World.

(Arusha, Tanzania, June 1st 2010) It was announced that Asilia’s luxury safari camp, Sayari Camp, won the coveted Tanzania Tourism Tour Operator Sustainable Tourism /Lodges and Camps Award. The prestigious Tanzania Tourist Board's (TTB) annual tourism awards – now in their tenth year- were presented at the ATA Congress on May 20th in Gambia by the Hon. Shamsa S. Mwangunga, MP, and Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism.

In addition to this award, Sayari Camp has recently been listed in Conde Nast’s “Hot List” of Best New Hotels in the world.

Sayari Camp, the most prestigious and luxurious of Asilia Lodges & Camps properties, is located on the banks of the Mara River in the remote Northern Serengeti. This location was home to Asilia’s first Northern Serengeti camp, the seasonal Sayari Camp that moved between the Northern and Southern Serengeti and first opened its doors in June 2005 after successful collaboration with Tanzanian National Parks in efforts to curb the poaching in the area. The numbers of elephant, lion and plains game are all increasing and nowadays there even are regular sightings of Black Rhino.

Sayari Camp as it stands today- with 15 luxury ensuite tents on wooden platforms which also features a large rock pool to lie in while watching the wildebeest migration walk past, was opened on the 1st of June 2009.

For more information:
About the Tanzania Tourism Board award
The Tanzania Tourism Board established the Tanzania Tourism Awards in 2001 to express its support and appreciation to the travel professionals and media who have worked hard promoting and selling Tanzania from the world tourism market, and as an incentive to increase the numbers of people enjoying a safari in Tanzania even more in the coming years.


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