Elewana Africa

Accommodation Suppliers

99 Serengeti Road, Sopa Plaza, PO Box 12814, Arusha
Member Number: 202167 Tel: +255 (0) 27 250 0630

Elewana Collection is embedded in the history, fabric and community of Africa. Our calling is to enhance and further international understanding of Africa and her people; to create and support sustainable ways of living in harmony with the environment, with wildlife and between communities. 

Our focus is on the communities among whom we operate. Through education, increasing awareness of the direct benefits generated by wildlife and ecology, we aim to creat long term sustainability and through this local prosperity.Africa has long been regarded as a the ultimate destination - a cradle of humanity - that offers some of the most rewarding experiences that any discerning world-traveller could wish for.

Each of the camps, lodges and hotels within the Elewana Collection has been carefully selected for their unique accommodations and their iconic locations, providing close access to all the drama and spectacle of African wildlife in exceptional comfort.

From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the northen slopes of Mount Kenya, the Elewana Collection of Camps, Lodges and Hotels deliver an experience that result in lifelong memories and a ever-lasting love for Africa.

Dreamlike tree-houses, a superlative manor house, luxurious tented camps, and beach-side hotels kissed by the warm waters of the sparkling Indian Ocean, The Elewana Collection delivers the ultimate African experience.

Elewana own luxury camps, lodges and hotels in Kenya and Tanzania;

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Elewana Tarangire Treetops

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

Elewana Serenegti Pioneer Camp

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Elewana Tortilis Camp

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Elewana Loisaba Star Beds

Elewana Lodo Springs

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp

Elewana Kifaru House

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach

Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Beach Holidays
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Eco tourism


Land & Life Foundation

The Land & Life Foundation is the charitable face of Elewana, working with communities and conservation projects in the areas surrounding Elewana’s properties, the Land & Life Foundation supports local people and preserves the wildlife and habitats of these important landscapes. With all operational costs covered by Elewana, 100% of every single donation goes straight to benefiting the communities, schools and wildlife in the areas where we work. www.landandlife.foundation The Land & Life Foundation is Elewana’s commitment to responsible tourism, ensuring future generations can enjoy the wonders of Africa and safari adventure. Land & Life believes that the sustainability of East Africa’s wildlife and habitats depends on four key actions: securing land for conservation, protecting species and their environment, providing tangible benefits to the people who live alongside wildlife, and educating the next generation of conservationists.

Shanga Foundation

Shanga is a successful social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high quality and handmade jewelry, glassware and homewares, incorporating recycled materials into many of our products. Shanga products are sold in Tanzania and around the world, with all profits being reinvested back into the development of new products; researching and implementing additional recycling methods into our activities. Shanga’s purpose-built, open workshop is located in the grounds of Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge and is a wonderful experience for visitors to meet the inspirational staff, to view and participate in the creative process behind Shanga products. We constantly strive to create greater interaction between our clients and staff through the different activities we offer to ensure a better understanding and enhancement of the ethos of Shanga with the following exciting activities: • Guided tour of the workshop • Try beading, weaving and glass blowing • Design and make their own Shanga necklace • Learn about Maasai beading technique • Participate in a sign-language lesson • Have a Q&A session to learn about disabilities and recycling in Tanzania Recently selected as one of 3 finalists for the ‘Investing in People’ Tourism for Tomorrow Awards from the World Travel & Tourism Council. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the 19th WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Spain from 2 – 4 April 2019.


07 September 2021

Upgrades and Renovations at Elewana Properties

At Elewana Collection, each of our 16 camps, lodges, and beach hideaways has its own individual style and charm, offering a completely unique and immersive experience in each destination.

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19 May 2021

All Elewana Properties to Welcome Guests from 1st June 2021

It is with great excitement that we announce that all Elewana Camps* will open on the 1st June 2021.

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24 February 2021

Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs and Loisaba Star Beds Now Open

We are delighted to announce that Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs has reopened and due to popular demand, Elewana Loisaba Star Beds is now open for the months of February and March, along with the Easter holidays.

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07 October 2020

Elewana Collection status update on Camps, Lodges & Hotels

With a number of overseas visitors starting to travel again, as global lockdown measures ease, and domestic tourism busier than expected in some areas, The Elewana Collection has opened a number of properties, allowing both domestic and international travellers to explore some of the many beautiful areas in both Kenya and Tanzania.

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17 September 2020

The Elewana Collection receives (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, specifically designed to allow travellers to recognise governments and businesses around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols in order to experience ‘Safe Travels’.

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29 July 2020

The Elewana Collection begins phased opening of Camps and Lodges

Earlier this month, the President of the Republic of Kenya, announced that residents can now travel internally, with domestic flights resuming on 17 July and Kenya’s International Airports will open on 1 August 2020. In conjunction with this, The Elewana Collection has implemented a phased opening strategy with Elewana AfroChic Diani opening on the 17 July, followed by Elewana Kifaru House (Lewa Wildlife Conservancy), Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli and Elewana Sand River Masai Mara i…

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16 July 2020

Elewana AfroChic Diani is reopening on the 17th July 2020

We are delighted to announce that after three and a half months, Elewana AfroChic Diani will once again welcome guests to enjoy our warm coastal hospitality. Located along a secluded section of Diani Beach, the hotel offers a magical setting of white sands, rustling palm trees, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has earned itself a reputation for a “home away from home” atmosphere, excellent seafood and friendly service.

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16 June 2020

Elewana launches the Pamoja Fund in Support of Conservation & Communities

Sustainable tourism sits at the core of The Elewana Collection and now, more than ever, conservation initiatives and care for the local communities is critical. To this effect Elewana’s charitable arm The Land & Life Foundation, is launching the ‘Pamoja Fund’ to support the people, places and wildlife who have been most impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic

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22 April 2020

The Elewana Collection 2021 Rates Freeze

Whilst we are undoubtedly experiencing unprecedented and hugely difficult times, it is through working collaboratively and supporting each other that we’ll best weather the storm. We are incredibly grateful for our industry partners’ on-going communication, feedback and efforts to encourage clients to postpone rather than cancel. The positive impact of this on business, people and conservation is far-reaching as you are aware.

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20 April 2020

The Elewana Collection temporarily suspends operations

As many of you will already be aware we have taken the difficult decision to suspend operations at all our camps until June 30, 2020. That said, we are constantly monitoring the situation and look forward to updating you as soon as we have some positive news on welcoming guests back to enjoy our extraordinary Elewana Experience. As passionate travellers ourselves, we understand the importance of taking this time to stay home and save lives.

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11 March 2020

The Scottish Maasai Power walk in Amboseli a great success!

The Scottish Maasai Power Walk, which started at Elewana Tortilis Camp and ended at Esiteti Primary School, achieved their goal to raise money for the installation of solar power in the new library.  The General Managers of the camp were accompanied by Kris Smith & Kirsty Nicol, Barry, Judy & Rachel McGonigle, Guests and Staff plus a number of Maasai from the local community, who all power walked a distance of 10km through the Amboseli wilderness.

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05 March 2020

The Elewana Collection embraces the Slow Food Movement

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. As part of our commitment to the movement we have introduced African fusion tapas lunches at Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs. Our Chef comes out to meet our guests and introduces each of the dishes. The food is fresh, varied and tasty, and uses locally sourced produce.

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06 February 2020

A new collection of images for Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs

The Elewana Collection are delighted to announce a full complement of stunning images for Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs that showcase the main areas, including dining area, lounge and stunning infinity pool with incredible views of the Laikipia landscape that stretch for miles.  We invite you to view the portfolio of the new Images taken by Niels van Gijn, who runs a small design and photography studio in Wiltshire, UK.

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11 December 2019

Consultant Chef creates tantalising new Menu offering for The Elewana Collection

Our Consultant Culinary Trainer, Nicola Bryden is currently working her way around the properties within Elewana kitchens bringing our food alive and energizing our Chef Teams. Nicola’s cooking style is influenced from her vast experience working and traveling all over the world from Scotland to France and even as far afield as Australia. Drawing on this knowledge and experience our new menu’s feature combined flavours with an African inspired twist.

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28 November 2019

Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs make a big difference to the little ones of Morijo Primary School

Recently the team from Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs visited Morijo Primary School. It will be a day that the little ones will never forget when they received a number of visitors that spent the afternoon playing football and skipping rope with them and brought lots of goodies.

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15 November 2019

The Elewana Collection Supports The SAFARI Company Ltd Saving Al

We are proud to have donated two nights for 2 at Elewana Kifaru House and Elewana Elsa’s Kopje as part of an online raffle organised by The SAFARI Company to raise money for stem-cell transplant surgery for Al.

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30 October 2019

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp kick off Responsible Tourism Training

All staff working at the Elewana Collection properties in Tanzania will be undergoing Responsible Tourism Training over the next few weeks. The first to undergo the training sessions, were the staff at Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, who were taken through two days of interactive teaching.

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16 August 2019

A brand new fleet of custom 4x4 Game Viewing vehicles arrive at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara & Elewana Kifaru House

We are pleased to announce that eight brand new custom built 4x4 game viewing vehicles are now operational at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara and two have just arrived at Elewana Kifaru House. The spacious and custom built Toyota Landcruiser have been exclusively designed for the Elewana Collection with the following unique features;

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01 August 2019

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp has a brand new fleet of custom 4x4 Game Viewing vehicles

We are delighted to announce that six brand new custom built 4x4 game viewing vehicles are now operational at Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp. The new design for the spacious custom built Toyota Landcruiser has beautiful wooden trim finishings six comfortable seats with armrests, pop up roof, enlarged front screen, improved suspension, a silent inverter for guests to recharge electrical equipment and a 40 litre Engel fridge to keep a selection of beverages chilled at all times. Larger windows and easily removed rear window panel to give a much improved game viewing experience.

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05 June 2019

Elewana Collection reappoints Liz Harper as UK Trade Representation

The Elewana Collection is delighted to confirm the reappointment of Liz Harper to serve as their UK Trade Representative. As James Haigh, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Elewana Collection, says, "We are delighted to confirm Liz in this role. Over the course of the last ten months she has proven herself a valuable colleague, offering new insights and ideas as we support our trade partners across the UK. I know that she looking forward to working with you all" Liz’s mobile number remains (+44 (0)7957 231051) and her new email address liz@lizharpertravel.com.

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16 May 2019

Guided Walking Safaris temporarily suspended in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy until further notice

Elewana Collection would like to notify you that we are currently unable to offer guided walking safaris at either Elewana Lewa Safari Camp or Elewana Kifaru House on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. We shall be able to offer this activity to our guests once the Conservancy have secured the relevant permits from the Government of Kenya. Please accept our apologies for this interruption.

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22 April 2019

Elewana Collection: Best reasons to Getaway to the Indian Ocean Mid-Season

Elewana Collection has two stunning beach properties, one on the Kenya coast located on Diani Beach, a magical setting where white sandy beaches, rustling palm trees and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a stone throw away. Elewana AfroChic enjoys beach front ocean views and delicious sea breezes on a quieter, more secluded section of Diani Beach. Diani Beach is the ultimate holiday destination with a wide variety of activities and excursions on offer.

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22 April 2019

Three Elewana Collection properties closed for the season

This is a reminder that the following three properties will be closed for two months from 1st April to 31st May; Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara North Conservancy Luxury bush camp with outstanding wildlife viewing in the heart of the Masai Mara. Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is one of Kenya’s original, very small and exclusive tented camps, located away from other lodges in the pristine Mara North Conservancy, making it the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Mara.

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11 April 2019

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Actress Virginia McKenna

The Elewana Collection is delighted to announce that Virginia McKenna will join guests at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park to celebrate 20 years since the property opened. Special events will take place from the 3rd to 6th July 2019 including a special sundowner on George's rock, dinner under the stars followed by a screening of Born Free, a bush breakfast near the grave of Elsa and a book signing and tea with Virginia. Named after Elsa, the lioness upon who the film Born Free was based, Elewana Elsa’s Kopje is located on the Mughwango Hill (Kopje) above the site of the original campsite where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lioness.

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29 March 2019

Elewana Tarangire Treetops highlights the importance of Conservation areas

We are extremely proud of the work done in the Randelin WMA. The WMA (Wildlife Management Areas) concept provides communities with economic benefits and the Tarangire ecosystem is expanded for the wildlife. Protecting these areas are essential to the conservation of our wildlife and working with the communities within Tarangires is the key to its success. The Tarangire ecosystem in northern Tanzania covers approximately 25,000 square kilometres and is a key habitat for many East African savanna mammal species.

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25 March 2019

Season one in Elewana AfroChic Diani Turtle Hatchery

Elewana Afrochic works hand in hand with Diani Turtle watch to help the species thrive. We currently have four nests in our hatching grounds with a total of 398 eggs expected to hatch around Easter time. Stay tuned for updates as we work to save these endangered species.

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19 March 2019

Elewana Collection highlights the best time to visit Kenya for avid Birders

East Africa is renowned for its beautiful and colourful array of birds. The avifauna of Kenya include a total of 1105 species, endemic to this area are eight, listings include the Jackson's Francolin, Clarke's Weaver and Sharpe's Longclaw, 75 are accidental, and two have been introduced by humans. The Amani Sunbird, Clarke’s Weaver, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Hinde’s Pied-babbler and Fischer’s Turaco are some of the birds listed as endangered here. The lilac-breasted roller is the official bird of Kenya, with it incredible blue and lilac feathers that stand out making it one of the many birds that are strikingly beautiful.

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13 March 2019

Elewana Collection report Rare Black Leopards in Loisaba Conservancy

Researchers from San Diego Zoo Global have been using camera traps at Loisaba Conservancy and neighbouring properties in order to understand population dynamics of leopards, and the mechanisms that drive human-wildlife conflict to assess the efficacy of management decisions aimed at mitigating conflict. We are very excited to hear that these camera traps have captured rare footage of melanistic leopards, otherwise known as black panthers. Melanism is the result of a gene that causes a surplus of pigment in the skin or hair of an animal so that it appears black.

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07 March 2019

More play at Elewana The Manor Ganako Primary School with the new recycled playground!

510 children at Ganako Primary School were overwhelmed with when we opened their new playground - fully built with recycled goods. A team of Elewana guides and maintenance team at Elewana The Manor, as well as interns from the Watoto Foundation, built some great Swings, Rocking Horses, and Slides all made out of old recycled tyres and metal pipes collected from around the area and even an old Landrover body, that are otherwise unused and unwanted, in order to bring a new element of fun to the children during recess!

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21 February 2019

Stunning new look unveiled at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Elewana Sand River had a number of major improvements done during 2018 and we are delighted to unveil the stunning new look. Elewana Collection has been working with The Landscape Studio to sculpt and mould the ground in and around Elewana Sand River to create a beautiful and vibrant change to this property. Click here to find out what is new..

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18 February 2019

Elewana Collection at ITB 2019

Nicole Kanz is looking forward to meeting with you and updating you on news from the Collection and SkySafari, in addition to discussing opportunities for the future. If you would like to book an appointment, please click here. Elewana Collection will be located in the Atta Stand (Hall 20, Stand 121) See you in Berlin!

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14 February 2019

Explore the vineyards around Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Shangri La Coffee Estate, home to the Manor at Ngorongoro have started experimenting on growing wine grape varietals on the slopes surrounding the estate.  Elewana The Manor hope to serve some of these in our restaurant in the future. The vineyard managers have reported that the first harvest is due this year, and the fruits and root-stocks are doing well. On average, developing a vineyard can take up to two years to produce fruit and four years for the delivery of the first bottle of wine. The annual growth cycle of grapevines follows the same process each year, beginning with the bud break, which culminates in the leaf fall followed by dormancy.

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07 February 2019

Announcing the opening of Elewana Lodo Springs, a New Five-Star Luxury Tented Property located in Loisaba

Elewana Collection is proud to announce it will open Elewana Lodo Springs on the 15th June 2019 bringing the total number of destinations to 16 award-winning luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya for the luxury safari camp and lodge operator. The announcement underpins Elewana Collection’s dedication to conservation in Northern Kenya and its position as one of the largest sustainable tourism operators in East Africa.

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01 February 2019

Mid-Season Travel with Elewana Collection – A photographers Paradise

Traveling to East Africa during the months of April, May, October and November is ideal - the wild flowers are in full blossom attracting a kaleidoscope of butterflies that transform the landscape into a spectacular display of colour and for photographers that love to capture wildlife, then there is no shortage of large and small game to focus your lens on.

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19 December 2018

Elewana Collection empowers its Guide team through dedicated training

Craig McFarlane, Head of Guide Training for the Elewana Collection leads a dedicated team of guides. During the initial training in 2017, each guide was encouraged to develop his own goals and personal purposes. Once this was done, other areas covered included the basic guide skills such as;

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13 December 2018

Elewana Tortilis Camp: The Pleistocene Lake in Amboseli is awash with Pink

The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust" and the National Park is renowned for its majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the large herds of elephant that roam its dusty and stunningly arid landscape. Amboseli National Park covers 392km² and has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes. This diversity, along with a long dry season, ensures excellent viewing of animals living in this natural habitat.

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12 December 2018

Rare sighting of black or melanistic serval cat at Elewana Tortilis Amboseli

We are very excited to share this amazing sighting of a black melanistic serval cat spotted by our guide Juma Patrick in Amboseli. The photographs were captured by Marco Strullu, who was a guest at Elewana Tortilis Camp at the time. Serval cats are similar in size to Caracals and are classed as medium sized cats, however they are more slender and taller with a weight that ranges from 9 to 13 kgs in adults.

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10 December 2018

Rekindle the magic of the Festive season with Elewana Collection

When you think of Christmas, most people in the northern hemisphere imagine white snow and cold blustery days filled with the sound of Christmas carols, when you think of New Year, first thoughts are fireworks, lots of people and a glass or two of bubbly. If you are looking to experience something new then come to East Africa and Elewana Collection will delight you with festive moments you will never forget.

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28 November 2018

Elewana elated with increased Leopard sightings in Loisaba

Earlier in the year we published a feature on the conservation program being conducted by San Diego Zoo Global on the leopard’s in Loisaba Conservancy and the valuable research that is carried out. It is so rewarding when the work being done pays off and with this we have had increased leopard sights in the area. Tracking the location of leopard sightings is mapped through a Citizen Science Initiative using tablet and SMART technology.

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22 November 2018

Elewana Collection’s track to wellness

Wellness is of growing importance in today's hectic and chaotic world, we understand that at Elewana. When you stay with us, our aim is to make you feel at home, relaxed and enjoy unique experiences. A chance to take a break from your routine and relish great food, a team to pamper you and to make unforgettable safari memories. For those of you that would like to keep up with fitness while on holiday, Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp now has an exciting new running track that will have you enjoying the fresh air and open plains even more intimately.

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20 November 2018

Elewana Collection Guests get mini packs of Seedballs

Deforestation is a significant problem across Africa. Guests staying at certain properties in the Elewana Collection are able to make their contribution to the conservation of the greenery in Kenya. When guests arrive at camp, on their first night guest when they return to their room, on their side table will be a pack of 10 seedballs, which they are able to use during their stay, when they go out on game drives or a bush walk in the Conservancies, Private Reserves and public land. The tec…

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15 November 2018

A rare gift of music from internationally renowned Chinese violinist Zhang Zhang for the children at Esiteti Primary School

The children at Esiteti Primary School had a delightful surprise when internationally renowned Chinese violinist Zhang Zhang performed during a visit to Elewana Tortilis Camp in Amboseli. Zhang Zhang is one of the chief soloists of the Monaco Philharmonic Orchestra, and is currently travelling the world on a charity inspired sabbatical sponsored by Prince Albert.

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14 November 2018

Meet Elewana’s youngest Head Guide

It is such a delight when you meet someone that is so passionate about what they do and is so full of life. The energy and enthusiasm that radiates from this young guide that works at Elewana Kifaru House in Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy is infectious. His knowledge of the bush and the animals that live in the conservancy is astounding and he is all too excited about sharing it all with our guests.

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07 November 2018

Going Live at Elewana Tarangire Treetops

We are very excited to announce that we have set up a permanent camera overlooking the water hole at Elewana Tarangire Treetops, offering you a ‘window’ to check out what is happening any time, day or night, wherever you are in the world. If you are lucky, you may see a herd of elephants enjoying a refreshing drink at sunset or the elusive leopard late at night, watch the theatre of life come and go and get a glimpse of what you could be experiencing if you were actually there.

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05 November 2018

Elewana Collection has updated its website to a new secure site

We would like to announce that our website has been updated to a new secure site, with a few improvements that give it a fresh crisp look . Take a look on either desktop or mobile. We hope you enjoy it. We are now live at https://elewanacollection.com/

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02 November 2018

Elewana Collection website offline for maintenance

We would like to notify our Friends & Partners that our website will be offline from Saturday 3rd of November for 24-48 hours. We hope to be back online latest by Monday 5th November.

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01 November 2018

Guests at Elewana Tortilis Camp love Seedballing

Guests staying at our property in Amboseli, Elewana Tortilis Camp have been buying packets of Seedballs. So far this year it is estimated that approximately 8,325 seed balls have been purchased With an expected 63% growth success rate, this could equate to over 5000 potential new acacia shoots in the Kitirua Conservancy, which should be visible within the next few months. The General Managers had set a target to distribute 10,000 seed balls this year and it looks as though they will reach that easily.

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31 October 2018

News from Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

The Masai Mara has had a year full of excitement. Of course as ever the Mara has played host to the remarkable wildebeest migration, an annual phenomenon of over 2 million animals following a clockwise loop of approximately 1,800 miles in search of rain and grass. This year the Mara has also displayed some dramatic weather patterns, which saw big storms and very heavy rainfall for a number of weeks.

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26 October 2018

Elewana Guides at Loisaba lead the way in the Citizen Science Initiative

Loisaba Conservancy is a hub for applied conservation research in the northern Kenyan landscape.  Our research partners The Nature Conservancy, San Diego Zoo, Space for Giants and Lion Landscapes are constantly on the lookout for high quality images that can be used to identify specific individuals.

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24 October 2018

Elewana Tortilis Camp build new recycled playground at Esiteti Primary School

The school has received a generous donation from Afro Industrial Agencies LTD, one of Elewana's local suppliers, who have donated 24 litres of paint that has been used to bring colour to the new playground. The team at Elewana Tortilis Camp have been hard at work building a playground for the children, using old tires and fence posts but it is amazing what you can make with a bit of thought ....seems the kids are loving it so far - watch the video here.

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18 October 2018

Elewana Tortilis Camp builds new recycled playground at Esiteti Primary School

The school has received a generous donation from Afro Industrial Agencies LTD, one of Elewana's local suppliers, who have donated 24 litres of paint that has been used to bring colour to the new playground. The team at Elewana Tortilis Camp have been hard at work building a playground for the children, using old tires and fence posts but it is amazing what you can make with a bit of thought ....seems the kids are loving it so far - watch the video here.

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16 October 2018

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Partners in 7th Aitong Medical Camp (October 2018)

The 7th Annual Aitong Free Medical Camp is organized by the Land & Life Foundation, the charitable arm of Elewana Collection. This year the Aitong Camp will be run in partnership with a number of organizations providing funds, in-kind resources, and logistical support: Elewana Collection, Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, along with other key partners.

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28 September 2018

Excitement as Elewana AfroChic Diani witness 138 baby turtles hatch and head for the sea

Guests at Elewana AfroChic Diani were able to enjoy a rare moment when 138 baby turtles hatched and headed down the beach for the safety of the sea. 24th September saw the first of three nests in our hatchery come to life. The remaining two nest are due to hatch in the next two weeks completing season two.

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26 September 2018

Elewana Collection highlights the importance of digital transformation on World Tourism Day

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018). World Tourism Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development and there is no better way than teaching the next generation who are the future leaders in this industry and others.

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21 September 2018

Elewana Collection celebrates the great work being done in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on World Rhino Day – 22 September 2018

World Rhino Day is held on 22 September and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. With populations decreasing at an alarm rate many organsiations around the world are imploring governments to take action, with stricter poaching laws needed to combat the rhino horn trade.

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19 September 2018

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar Update: Wifi available in every Pavilion

Guests staying at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar can now enjoy wifi while in their room. All pavilions are enabled with internet access ensuring 24 hour connectivity with the world, giving guests the privacy to speak to loved ones back home, share their favourite photos on Facebook and Instagram or simply communicate with friends a world away when it suits them. Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is the ultimate romantic destination, the perfect place to enjoy the harmony of the ocean and spend time with the one you love.

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12 September 2018

Coffee plantations at Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro & Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro is situated on the Shangri-La Estate, home to Ngorongoro Mountain Coffee and located on the lush highlands of Northern Tanzania 1700 metres above sea level. Named after the famous novel “Lost Horizon” and rebought by a group of Danish Germans after being owned previously by the British after World War 2, the estate was revived in order to produce the renowned coffee that we have today.

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07 September 2018

Season Two of the turtle hatchery project has started at Elewana AfroChic Diani!

Elewana AfroChic Diani has begun season two of this year’s turtle hatchery project, which was started in order to help protect turtles and their natural habitats, thereby conserving the rapidly declining population of these magnificent creatures as well as the maintaining the balance of the ocean’s ecosystem.

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04 September 2018

Elewana Collection joins the movement to cleanse the planet on World Clean Up Day!

Elewana Collection together with communities in Tanzania and Kenya are coming together with a global network in preparation for World Clean Up Day on the 15th of September, a day where eliminating rubbish is the number one priority. As part of the lead up to the day itself, a series of clean ups and waste mapping events have been held around the world and across both countries.

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29 August 2018

One of the best experiences to enjoy while in the Serengeti

One of the best ways to explore Serengeti is on foot, where you will be accompanied by a professional walking Safari Guide whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched. Follow the spoor of a herd of impala or track a porcupine, identify a specific bird sound or the tell-tell signs that animals are close by. Savour the sweet smell of a local flower or learn the benefits that an indigenous bush has to the nomadic Maasai.

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23 August 2018

Elewana Collection donates to the Diani Turtle Watch

Elewana AfroChic recently donated to Diani Turtle Watch, to aid to the conservation and protection of these beautiful creatures.

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20 August 2018

Guests at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge can enjoy new Glass Blowing experience at Shanga

All of the activities offered at Shanga are reviewed on a regular basis - and where possible new ideas are integrated to enhance our visitors’ precious time with our Shanga family.

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14 August 2018

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar committed to environmental Conservation

Waste in our oceans is a global concern for many reasons; the huge build-up of plastic that forms the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, a giant whirlpool of waste in the North Pacific is well known – but there are five other gyres (as these eddies are known) in the world, each collecting a huge amount of waste.

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10 August 2018

Elewana Collection registers the first apprentice guide training programme in East Africa

The Elewana Collection has registered Kenya’s first ever apprentice guide-training programme, led by Head of Guide Training, Craig McFarlane.

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07 August 2018

Striving to be Greener

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge recently gathered for an interesting and engaging day of workshops and training.

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01 August 2018

Elewana Collection hosts an Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge was privileged to host Dr. Jane Goodall, a world renowned scientist, anthropologist and primatologist who has dedicated her life to conservation, animal welfare and humanitarian causes. Dr. Jane Goodall arrived for the Cocktail fundraiser attended by 122 guests that raised a staggering USD 6,300 for the Roots & Shoots foundation.

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24 July 2018

Elewana's Wildlife Warrior Program takes on Digital Literacy Training

The Kenyan government distributed tablets, projectors, teacher’s digital devices (TDD) and content access point (CAP) to public primary schools across the country under the Digital Literacy Program.

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19 July 2018

Elewana Tarangire Treetops provides essential toolkits to deter elephant crop raids

Operating in some of the most biodiverse areas on the continent, the Elewana Collection willingly embraces its responsibility of protecting the wildlife in the surrounding habitats and working with local communities to ensure human wildlife conflict is reduced.

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17 July 2018

Elewana Collection invests in training our Guides to the highest standards

Elewana Collection want to improve the standard of guiding across the industry and we are passionate about the people who work for us, we invest continuously in their development.

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16 July 2018

The Elewana Collection announce new UK Trade Representation agency

The Elewana Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of JG Black Book to serve as their new UK Trade Representation agency.

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12 July 2018

The new Shamba project in Amboseli that will have a lasting impact on the Community

Elewana Collection is continuously working with the communities in the areas we operate, striving to improve the standards of living for those who reside nearby through our charitable arm, Land & Life Foundation.

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04 July 2018

Updates from Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp will have some refurbishment done over the coming months; all the tents are to have new hyrax proof flysheets. As cute as these little creatures are, they enjoy the shelter provided between tent and flysheet; we’d like to persuade them to take their rest elsewhere.

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27 June 2018

Elewana Collection supports conservation research in Loisaba

Most of the wildlife in Kenya lives outside of government parks and reserves, so it is critical to work with communities that are sharing land and resources with the wildlife that we want to protect.

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25 June 2018

Refurbishment at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara to create an enhanced luxury experience

Elewana Sand River, Masai Mara, ideally located on the banks of the beautiful Sand River in a remote corner of the Reserve, is being refurbished in order to enrich the high standard of comfort that guests experience at one of the Masai Mara’s premier camps.

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21 June 2018

Elewana Collection Celebrates World Giraffe Day

21 June 2018 marks #WorldGiraffeDay, making it the perfect time to share the latest Reticulated Giraffe Conservation program update with you.

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20 June 2018

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru hosts Virginia McKenna

IIt was our honour and a privilege to host Virginia McKenna recently at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru. On our final evening we had the opportunity to sit with her, as the candles flickered in the lounge, we listened to her tales of Meru, filming Born Free and her life’s work with The Born Free Foundation.

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19 June 2018

Elewana Collection complies with GDPR

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May and covers the security aspects of data pertaining to EU citizens anywhere in the world and therefore effects business everywhere. It is each individual government’s obligation to enforce the new rules.

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18 June 2018

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp has opened for the season

With the final touches done, the camp opened for the high season on the 3rd June 2018.

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14 June 2018

Show the world how you connect with nature - The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2018

Mid May Elewana Collection hosted some special guests at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp for a photo safari to help increase participation from Kenya in The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) global photo contest: nature.org/photocontest.

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12 June 2018

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar reopened with New General Managers: Adam Howard and Kim Juergens

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar has opened for the season and the team look forward to welcoming guests from the 1st June 2018. Elewana Collection is delighted to announce it has appointed new General Managers to take the helm at Kilindi Zanzibar. Adam has a Masters in Criminology and began his career in business development in the UK. Kim has a broad background in high-end hospitality in Asia, as well as corporate and political communications in her native New Zealand, where she holds a Masters in Jo…

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07 May 2018

Elewana Collection marks Earth Day with Seedball for Warriors

Earth Day is now a global event with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

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02 May 2018

Elewana AfroChic Diani welcomes 113 baby turtles to the world

Back in March there was excitement as a new Turtle trail was found coming up from the sea leading onto our beach area. The team followed the trail and realised that we had another Turtle’s nest, making it our second nest of season 2018. We protected the nest and straight away the count began.

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26 April 2018

Elewana AfroChic Diani has another turtle nest in our hatchery!

Elewana AfroChic is excited to announce another nest has appeared in our hatchery. Recently the team was excited to discover new Turtle trails coming up from the sea leading onto our beach area.

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19 April 2018

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy moves giants

Mid-March Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with the support of Kenya Wildlife Service and Save the Elephants, translocated nine elephants from Lewa to Tsavo. The reason behind this move was to address the human-wildlife conflict and by moving individual elephants that are associated with conflict cases, reduces future encounters.

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16 April 2018

Elewana Kifaru House showcased

We are happy to announce that Elewana Kifaru House is now showcased on our website.

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12 April 2018

Sparkling clean beach at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Recently the team at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar come together from various departments to support the Elewana commitment to a greener environment. Everyone arrived at the beach house to commence the activity, a huge team effort to reduce waste in the oceans by cleaning the beaches on a regular basis.

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10 April 2018

Elewana Collection at Indaba and We Are Africa

James Haigh from Elewana Collection will be at Indaba (8 - 10 May) and We Are Africa (14 - 17 May) 2018. At Indaba you will find us at the Atta stand number ICCF21 & ICCF37.

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23 March 2018

Elewana AfroChic Diani turtle hatchery for 2018

The first nest in our turtle hatchery for 2018 was placed on 10th February with over a hundred eggs in the beach. We're hoping they'll hatch in approximately two months, although this does depend on the weather.

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21 March 2018

Collaring Lions for Coexistence in Loisaba Conservancy

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp continues to support great initiatives in the area. All profits generated by tourism activities at Loisaba are dedicated to the conservation of the private wilderness area, in addition to supporting the community. The latest being Lion Landscapes, where Lion collars were deployed earlier this month.

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14 March 2018

New places to explore from Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

There are so many incredible places to visit while staying at Elewana The Manor, one being a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater forest to see the extraordinary Elephant Caves and picturesque waterfalls.

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12 March 2018

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Guests witness Rhino Notching first hand

Early February, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy & Kenya Wildlife Service teamed up for a rhino notching exercise. The aim being to provide each Rhino with an identity by creating a unique notch pattern on the ears, which will enable rangers to identify individual animals during their anti-poaching patrols, determine when an animal goes missing, and also ensure that accurate and consistent data is recorded for each rhino.

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09 March 2018

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge co-hosts ITB Reception evening

On the 22nd February 2018 Elewana Collection was honoured to co-host the event for the second consecutive year in celebration of the Tanzanian delegation that travelled to represent the country at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin to take place from the 7 – 12 March 2018.

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08 March 2018

Elewana Collection Guides the way

Elewana Collection is investing heavily in Guide training to ensure we have the best guides in Africa. We train our current guides on a regular basis to ensure they are at the top of their field, in our continued efforts to make sure guests have a superior experience when they stay at an Elewana property.

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19 February 2018

View Our New Images of Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

We have some great new images taken by Mario Moreno from South Cape Images Photographic Safaris who has taken a number of exquisite photographs and videos of Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp. To view the complete library of photographs and videos, Click here.

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01 February 2018

Guests at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp can visit the new Conservation Centre

Guests staying at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp can learn more about the conservation work that goes on in the area by visiting the new conservation centre that has opened. Elewana Collection continues to support conservation initiatives such as this to ensure that wildlife is protected and can be enjoyed for generations to come.The Loisaba Conservation Center is located on a 56,000-acre wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia area of northern Kenya, a critically important wildlife habitat. The Cent…

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01 February 2018

Elewana Collection goes to War with the Straw

Elewana Collection is joining many organisations around the world to eliminate its plastic waste, the latest being the straw. In a ground breaking initiative, we are the first in East Africa to announce that we no longer use plastic straws in our properties and have replaced these with biodegradable ones that decompose in 90-120 days.

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24 January 2018

Elewana Collection at ITB

James Haigh and Nicole Kanz will be attending ITB Berlin from the 7th to the 9th of March 2018. We look forward to updating you on various developments within our portfolio. Our appointment schedule is now open, please contact info@elewana.com to book your appointment.

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17 January 2018

Elewana Collection teams up with two highly qualified scientists to participate in the Great Grevy's Rally

Elewana Collection teams up with two highly qualified scientists to participate in the Great Grevy's Rally in the Loisaba Conservancy. This is only the second census of its kind to take place and the very first time to include the Reticulated Giraffe. The event is being offered on a pre-booking basis at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp and we invite you to be a part of recording these rare and beautiful animals. The Great Grevy’s Rally is a two-day photographic census of Grevy’s zebra in northern and central Kenya. On the 27 and 28 January 2018, conservancy managers, county officials, community members and local and international citizen scientists will join conservationists in counting and photographing all Grevy’s zebra observed throughout their habitat.

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12 January 2018

Elewana Collection teams up with Healing Earth

Elewana Collection has teamed up with Healing Earth in order to enhance its offering to guests, not only in the products used but ensuring our therapists have the best training possible. Healing Earth is a premium African spa brand that offers natural, organic products, therapies and spa concepts to discerning clients around the world. Each lovingly created Healing Earth product harnesses the restorative powers of Africa’s rich natural resources, and is made from only the purest natural active ingredients sourced from the continent’s powerful minerals, oceans, flowers, herbs, fruit, seeds and natural oils.

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11 January 2018

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp offers Bush Walks in the Conservancy

A great way to view the stunning diversity of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is on foot. You will be accompanied by a Conservancy Ranger and a Guide, whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, cultural and history is unmatched. The bush walks can be done early mornings and can vary from two to three hours or late afternoon, for about one to one and a half hours and covering anywhere from two to seven kilometres, depending on how far the guests would like to venture.

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10 January 2018

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is now offering Horse Back Safaris!

Come and experience horseback riding across the African plains! The drive to Ride Kenya is approximately 30 to 45 minutes from Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp with a game drive en route. Ride Kenya offer a two hour horse safari from a gentle walk to a canter, depending on equestrian skill with the minimum age being 14 years and is offered either in the morning or afternoon at an additional cost. All the equipment is provided, including hat, riding boots, jodhpurs. They offer three different style of saddle from English, Trail or Western.

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08 January 2018

Better access to Elewana Collection through FlyDubai Kilimanjaro Route

Flying six times a week Dubai to Kilimanjaro, with three flights routing via Dar es Salaam, makes it easier to stay at any of the Elewana Collection properties in Tanzania. With an option to overnight in Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, approximately an hour’s drive from Kilimanjaro Airport before commencing your safari to Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro, Elewana Tarangire Treetops, Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp or Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp.

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11 December 2017

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 …

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14 September 2017

SkySafari Photography Tour with Luke Massey

SkySafari by Elewana is launching a new photography safari hosted by award winning wildlife photographer and cameraman Luke Massey.

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10 April 2017

Elewana Welcomes Honour Schram de Jong

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Honour Schram de Jong as a sales and marketing representative for Elewana in Europe. Honour will represent Elewana and SkySafari by Elewana in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Dutch-born Honour lives in Windsor, UK and speaks Dutch, English, French and German. She studied at Leeds Metropolitan University achieving a BA (Hons) in European Business and Languages (French and German) and a…

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23 November 2016

Further Reduction in Kenya Park Fees

We are very happy to pass on the news to you that the Kenya Wildlife Service has further reduced park fees for our overseas visitors.  Please find here the newest park fees, effective as of November 1st 2016.  

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11 November 2015

Elewana to open a new luxury tented camp in the Loisaba Conservancy

Elewana has been chosen by Loisaba Conservancy with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to partner with it in the development and management of its primary tourism assets, a relationship that starts with the opening of a new luxury tented camp on the site of the former Loisaba Lodge. Opening in March 2016, the new Loisaba Tented Camp will fall under the Elewana Collection and will comprise four stylish and extremely spacious double rooms, one deluxe tented suite and two family tents, ea…

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22 May 2015

Elewana launches SkySafari in Kenya

Elewana, a collection of award-winning luxurious camps and safari lodges in East Africa, will launch SkySafariKenya in June 2015. SkySafari Kenya allows guests to visit three of the country’s most diverse and iconic parks via scenic flights in the comfort of an executive-class Cessna Grand Caravan.   SkySafari by Elewana offers a taste of the best safari experiences in Kenya coupled with luxury accommodation, gourmet dining, incredible game viewing and private aircraft transfe…

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06 May 2015

Minor Hotel Group Continues Strategic Expansion in Africa With Cheli & Peacock’s Kenya Portfolio Joining Elewana Collection

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, with a portfolio of 133 hotels and resorts in 22 countries, is pleased to announce the addition of six camps in Kenya to its growing global portfolio. This is the result of two of East Africa’s most prestigious property portfolios merging, following the acquisition of Cheli & Peacock Group of Companies by the Elewana Collection.  The acquisition sees the six Cheli & Peacock properties, namely, Elsa’s Kopje,…

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24 April 2015

Elewana Collection accommodation rates to Atta members during Karibu Fair

Karibu Travel & Tourism Fair, East Africa’s premier tourism show, is around the corner.  It will be held at the Magereza Grounds (next to Arusha Airport) from 29-31 May 2015.  The Elewana Collection would like to know if any Atta members require accommodation at Arusha Coffee Lodge attending the fair.          Arusha Coffee Lodge is a mere 5 minutes’ drive from the Grounds. Contact our reservation team for more info on rat…

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11 June 2013

Opening July 1st 2013, Sand River Masai Mara To Become Elewana Collection’s First Luxury Camp in Kenya.

Opening on July 1st 2013, the Elewana Collection is delighted to announce the introduction of its first bush camp in Kenya – Sand River Masai Mara Camp. Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The interior fixtures and …

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31 July 2012

Serengeti Pioneer Camp will be the newest addition to the Elewana Collection

Located in the Southern Serengeti (within the Moru Kopjes area), Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains. Individual Style Each of Elewana Collection’s lodges, camps and hotels has its own individual style and feel. Serengeti Pioneer Camp continues this tradition. Paying homage to the ‘mobile camps’ of the…

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