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Elewana Collection joins Signature Travel Network

We are delighted to announce that two Elewana Collection properties - Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge and Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro have joined the Signature Travel Network. With a network of more than 7,000 travel professionals, Signature was created by a group of like-minded agency owners in 1956 and continues to attract some of the travel industry's most successful and prominent retailers.

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James Haigh, the Elewana Collection's Director of Sales and Marketing commented: "We are absolutely delighted to have been accepted to join the Signature Travel network of some of the most prestigious and luxurious properties around the world and to be able to present Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge and The Manor at Ngorongoro to our friends in Signature member agencies across north America."

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The Elewana Collection is a carefully curated collection of 15 camps, lodges and hotels, each one selected for their unique accommodation, their iconic locations, and for providing close access to all the drama and spectacle of African wildlife in exceptional comfort. Elewana's environmental and social philosophy is integral to the business. All camps and lodges have been designed to have as little impact as possible on their surroundings. Many camps employ state-of-the-art power systems, with solar and power-storage technology to ensure minimal emissions and fuel use. 50-75% of camp staff are from the local communities, ensuring many families enjoy a steady income. And whenever possible, food and supplies are sourced locally to ensure the surrounding communities feel the benefits of tourism on a commerce level.

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Arusha

A welcoming retreat of aromas, gourmet food and vibrant gardens, the perfect start or end to an African safari. Situated on the fertile grounds of a coffee plantation, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary right on the doorstep of Arusha city.

The lodge is made up of a main area incorporating a spa, swimming pool, restaurant and a café bistro. The rooms and suites have views of the surrounding gardens. Reminiscent of traditional plantation houses outside, the rooms and suites are modern and spacious inside. All furnishings and amenities were designed with comfort in mind. Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge combines the warmth of an African welcome with the familiarity of a boutique hotel.

Guests can partake in a coffee tour, showing the process that brings a coffee bean from 'tree to cup'. The tour culminates in an all-important tasting of the farm's coffee blends. Guests can also visit Traders Walk, a collection of 5 on site boutiques including Shanga, run by Tanzanians with disabilities who produce beautiful arts and crafts. There is a Tanzanite Centre and the Soko Giftshop that is stocked with all sorts of wonderful gifts. Finally relax at Kahawa, a Coffee shop with freshly brewed coffee and delicious home-baked cakes.

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro - Karatu

As unique in character as its idyllic locale, this Cape-Dutch style homestead provides a relaxing and stylish ambiance. Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its luxurious cottages and magnificent Manor House, brings "old-world" grandeur to a green and lush setting. Think cigars and brandy, elegant fine dining, and post-dinner snooker.

Elewana The Manor is one of the most lavish properties on the safari circuit; the rooms are cottage suites within the manicured gardens, and each suite has a sitting room, fireplace and enormous bathroom. A luxurious safari base with a spa, swimming pool and stable of horses to explore the surrounding coffee plantations and countryside. The Manor also arranges special picnics and sundowners within the estate and coffee tours for those interested in learning more about Tanzania's famous coffee trade.

The Manor is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, containing the Ngorongoro Crater, which is often called 'Africa's Eden' and the '8th Natural Wonder of the World'. We are the only property currently able to provide a fully catered meal on the Crater floor. This area is without a doubt one of the most beautiful parts of Tanzania, steeped in history and teeming with wildlife.