With touristic marvels such as Serengeti and the Mt Kilimanjaro, it is no surprising that Tanzania has emerged the best international tourism destination.

The East African country cemented its status as one of the world’s best tourism destinations after scooping the Best International Wildlife Destination award at the Outlook Travellers Awards held in India recently.

Tanzania achieved the feat ahead of its wildlife tourism rivals Kenya and South Africa and Zambia.

Tanzania’s High Commissioner to India Baraka Luvanda said through the award, more people would be made aware about what the country had on offer for a wide spectrum of tourist travellers.

“While we take this honour with highest esteem, we are (not) in any way complacent about this achievement. For us this award has a catalytic effect,” he said in a speech at the awards ceremony, posted on the embassy’s website.

“As a country, we have resolved to continue to conserve nature for our flora and fauna without compromise and many for years to come. We will continue to inspire others to follow suit as the migration of wild animals does not observe boundaries.”