Elewana Kifaru House on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy opens its doors to individual travellers as a new member of the Elewana Collection
Elewana Collection announced today the latest addition to its wide ranging portfolio - Elewana Kifaru House on the Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy.
With an unsurpassed footprint of properties across East Africa, the Elewana Collection now comprises of 16 award-winning luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya. Located in iconic wildlife destinations each has been carefully designed to provide an unrivalled variety of accommodation style, activities and guest experiences.
Meaning harmony or understanding in Kiswahili, Elewana embodies the balance between people, wildlife and environment that are expected by today’s sophisticated travellers.
Previously, Kifaru House was only available for group bookings on an exclusive basis, however from 1st April 2018 visitors will be able to book rooms on an individual basis in line with the other Elewana properties.
Aptly named, Elewana Kifaru House takes its name from the Swahili word for rhino, and is idyllically located on an escarpment in the middle of the Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest rhino population totaling 66 black and 62 white rhinos.
With just six well-appointed bedrooms, all located in individual spacious bandas complete with opulent four poster beds and generous en-suite bathrooms, the property retains a feeling of exclusivity. Guests can convene in the homely main house and relax with a fully-stocked bar and two large fireplaces or enjoy sundowners and dinner under the stars on the large comfortably furnished terrace. Built mainly from materials sourced locally, great care has been taken to reflect the style, character and lifestyle of the Kenyan highlands.
Elewana Kifaru House guest enjoy a heated swimming pool that affords breathtaking views across the surrounding plains, teeming with wildlife and reaching out to Mount Kenya. Massage rooms are also available offering a small but relaxing selection of treatments.
Elewana Kifaru House has been built to have minimal environmental impact. Solar panels are used to generate electricity and heat water, waste water is recycled to irrigate the landscape including a lovingly tended organic kitchen garden
James Haigh, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Elewana Collection comments “We are delighted to have been selected by the critically important Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy to manage Kifaru House in addition to the Elewana Lewa Safari Camp. These two properties are fully owned by the Conservancy, all profits and conservancy fees generated by the camps are re invested directly into their conservation and community efforts – we are proud to have forged such a strong working relationship the Conservancy and to be able to contribute to their wonderful work.”
Guests at Elewana Kifaru House are welcome to visit the beating heart of the Conservancy, the state of the art Joint Operations Centre and meet the tracker dog team that provides anti poaching support across all of Northern Kenya.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is heralded as a beacon of wildlife conservation that is rightly popular with celebrities, conservationists, writers and photographers. Through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife,