Elewana Collection looks forward to a dynamic 2018

January always kicks off the year with a busy start in both Kenya and Tanzania, the properties are busy entertaining guests, logistics are in high demand supplying the camps, lodges and hotels across the country and the phones never stop ringing in the Nairobi and Arusha offices.

We have so much happening this year; Kifaru House on Lewa Conservancy opens as an Elewana property in April, we have plans for refurbishments at a number of other camp , the Sales team have  full calendar of events and tradeshows to attend - and the list goes on. We will keep you updated on all these during the course of the year.

As 2018 has kicked off, to help you access the latest information on Elewana Collection;

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Elewana Trade Pack

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Elewana Collection Discovery Loyalty Program

As you plan your travel for the year ahead, don't forget that the Elewana Collection is a member of the DISCOVERY Loyalty Program. DISCOVERY is about making your travels unforgettable.  Explore Local Experience awards – unique, off-the-beaten-path adventures that reveal the hidden gems of your chosen destination. Your membership entitles you to an intriguing Local Experience each time you upgrade to the next membership level or stay at a new Global Hotel Alliance brand. This one-of-a-kind loyalty programme gives you exclusive benefits across Discovery's global portfolio of hotels, resorts and palaces to make each stay special and memorable. To join Discovery, simply click here

The Elewana Team

We are always available and happy to help should you have questions or need further information. A few quick reference contacts:
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Additional contact details can be found on our website: www.elewanacollection.com

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead and sharing our news through the coming year.

 

Elewana Collection goes to War with the Straw no-straw-please

A year ago Elewana Collection joined the initiative 'Ban the Bottle' and introduced stainless steel water bottles to help reduce Elewana’s carbon footprint by providing a sustainable alternative to bottled water without sacrificing taste, quality or convenience. In our continued efforts to reduce plastic waste we have taken a stand and no longer use plastic straws in our camps, lodges and hotels.

As worldwide awareness grows, large corporates are taking bold steps to reduce plastic waste. From Sky News promoting Ocean Rescue to the pub chain, Wetherspoons, who are replacing plastic straws with biodegradable paper straws, followed by restaurant chain Wagamama - all making it their goal to reduce plastic waste.

When reading the distressing impact of single-use plastic on wildlife and the environment we must all recognise that plastic never goes away. Plastic is a durable material made to last forever, yet 33 percent of it is used once and then discarded. Plastic cannot biodegrade; it only breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces – Elewana is proud to have taken such a stand and joined the many organisations around the world to eliminate its plastic waste.

In a ground breaking initiative, we are happy 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” announced by Elewana’s Sales & Marketing Director James Haigh.

We are giving guests at all our properties a choice;

A BIODEGRADABLE STRAW OR NO STRAW.

Be the change - be part of our War with the Straw movement across Elewana.

 

Land & Life Foundation in 2018

Land & Life has opened the New Year with a strong start, with several generous donations allowing some great projects to get underway.  The Wildlife Warrior Clubs will be busy in term One with water conservation activities leading up to an essay competition to be judged on UN World Water Day March 22nd  by an expert in the field. Term Two will see the exhilarating introduction of our innovative Seedballs for Warriors project with the schools, built around sessions with the children on forestry and soil degradation and giving every child the chance to plant seeds around their homes and schools. We will be developing our own conservation education pack for use in the Wildlife Warrior Clubs, and are excited about introducing these later in the year. All in all it is shaping up to be a busy and productive year for Land & Life, and we look forward to sharing our activities with many Elewana guests. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like any further information about the work we are doing.

 

Update on #Giving Tuesday

Giving-Tuesday-Logo-2017At the end of November 2017 Elewana Collection took part in #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities around the world. Together with Cheli & Peacock Safaris, we supported our trusted charity the Land & Life Foundation in raising money, books and food for the schools forming the Wildlife Warrior network. Across both the Kenyan and Tanzanian offices, staff brought in donations of books and food for the primary schools as part of a companywide charity drive.

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The donations raised in 2017 were made to Kachiuru Primary School on Wednesday 3rd January, which were received and appreciated by the students, the staff and the school committee of parents. The children were allowed to rummage in the boxes, and the whole classroom was filled with excited shouts and kids comparing what they had found - boys trying on bike helmets and others comparing the sizes of their bags of rice, the most popular item was a toy motorbike! The books were passed around and the school committee in particular were delighted with the amount of foodstuffs, which will help towards feeding the children for a while.

After the excitement of receiving the donations, the students were shown Planet Earth: Freshwater and they were amazed to see images of such rivers and lakes, finding it hard to imagine such water in the midst of such drought.

With the money raised a new boys toilet block will be built at the school. A guest visiting on the day, Chelsea Hamby, has confirmed her own donation is to be used to top up the financial donations made by CPS and Elewana, which means the construction of the toilet is to go ahead immediately.

Once again, thank you to everyone who contributed and for your generosity.

 

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro showcases the Patrick Mavros collection

Patrick-Mavros-The-ManorElewana The Manor are proud to announce they have added Patrick Mavros to their collection. They primarily stock Zozo and Ndoro Collection but also hold select pieces from the Elephant, Hippo and Pangolin collection.

The Patrick Mavros brand was founded 35 years ago when the then-soldier, Patrick, carved a pair of earrings for his wife, Catja. She wore them to the hair salon, where the hairdresser fell in love with them and instantly requested a pair for herself.

From this loving gift, the business was born into what is recognised today as a uniquely African and distinctively exotic, luxury brand. The Mavros sons, Alexander, Forbes, Patrick Jnr and Benjamin are also passionately involved in the business.

Marrying intricate craftsmanship with an intrepid family heritage, the Mavros’ have not only designed some of the most extraordinary creations in Africa but have also created around them an environment just as magical and bold.

At home, the workshops, the family homestead, the wildlife sanctuary and the studio are all built to form a small village on the family estate in the wild hills outside Harare in Zimbabwe.

 

Winner of Telegraph Travel Calendar Competition heads to Tanzania on SkySafari

Alison Morris Pushkar-India FebruaryAlison Morris's cinematic image of camel herders enveloped in a cloud of sand in Pushkar, Rajasthan, was the judges' favourite in the Telegraph Travel Calendar Competition. Alison touched down in Tanzania after winning an exciting SkySafari, the competition's grand prize! Follow the link and read her interview before she left for her once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

 

Loisaba Conservation Centre Opens

Loisaba-Conservancy-Centre-OpensGuests 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 Center’s main space is decorated with graphical information about conservation and the threats to wildlife. Its aim is to become the hub for conservation education in Laikipia for Laikipia’s community, tourists, partner organizations, government agencies and students. The ultimate goal is for the Center to help inform those who visit Loisaba about community-based conservation and how this model, with their support, will help preserve the area’s habitat and the endangered animals that live here.

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Loisaba Conservancy was established in 2014 by The Nature Conservancy, Space for Giants and the Loisaba Community Trust, to ensure that a migratory corridor remained for Kenya’s second largest elephant population. It also protects one of the largest remaining populations of reticulated giraffes, as well as endangered Grevy’s zebras, African wild dogs and hartebeest. Space for Giants has been involved in elephant conservation for more than 10 years in Loisaba and has established a multipronged approach for its work here. They are conducting a long-term research study of the family structures and spatial movements of the area’s elephants, as well as working closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service to monitor the illegal killing of these elephants and reduce human-elephant conflict. These partnership efforts have greatly reduced elephant poaching—not only in Loisaba, but in the whole of Laikipia.

As poachers continue to kill thousands of elephants across Africa and an increasing number of giraffes, organizations throughout Kenya are banding together to develop strategies to help curtail the illegal killing of these iconic animals. Education is one of these key strategies. To share information about the challenges that wildlife is facing in the highlands of Kenya, a team of conservationists and specialists in interpretive educational messaging—from Loisaba Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, Space for Giants and San Diego Zoo Global—have created a one-of-a-kind conservation facility.

San Diego Zoo Global has also created Wildwatch Kenya, a citizen science website (at wildwatchkenya.org) that allows individuals to help review photos from motion-activated cameras at more than 100 sites in Loisaba. The public’s efforts to identify and count the animals in the photos from these trail cameras are already helping wildlife researchers sort and catalog thousands of images. Visitors to the Conservation Center will be asked to participate in the program.

 

Elewana Collection guests joined The Great Grevy’s Rally

Great-Grevys-Rally credit-Lewa-Wildlife-ConservancyThe long-anticipated event in Lewa occurred over the weekend with huge success. Read all about The Great Grevy's Rally where 23 citizen scientists joined our research team, to help spot and photograph our respective populations of the Grevy's Zebra and Reticulated. This weekend's census will go a long way towards safeguarding the future of this species. a photographic census of Grevy's Zebra and Reticulated Giraffes across Northern Kenya and parts of Laikipia.

 

Tree planting at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Tree-planting-EPCMeet our gardener Simon and waiter James who are Elewana Collection Elephant Pepper Camp tree planting Champions. They have been busy with their nursery and on the first day of 2018, each of our guest received a tree to plant.

Stay at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp and plant a tree!

 

Bush Walks with Elewana

Elewana-Kifaru-bush-walkOne of the best ways to explore the beautiful landscape around you is to enjoy a Bush walk, which allows you to be at one with nature and to experience the wild and rugged environment with every step.

Our experienced guides have the local knowledge and years of expert training to assess the best walking safaris for our guests and if suitable for each individual. Prior to any walking safari, guests will also receive a briefing focused on guest preparedness to ensure guests have had adequate information before and during the walk. It is fundamental that all guests carefully listen to and read the preparation briefing prior to beginning a walking safari. The briefing includes vital information and procedures that a guest needs to be aware of before they embark on a Bush Walk.

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Elewana Collection has strict age restrictions that apply and children under 16 years old are not permitted to join the Bush Walks, which are subject to the discretion of the lead guide due to the nature of the activity. For Children under 16 years who would like to learn more about the bush, we offer a Guided camp “bush” walk, where our guides love nothing more than Introducing children to the world that they love so much, showing them the animals but also imparting knowledge and a love of Africa. Our guides will ensure that children have fun, grow an appreciation of their surroundings and encourage them to become the next custodians of this fragile part of our planet. The “bush” walks have been designed for younger children, which are shorter and look at trees, flowers, grasses, insects, birds and bird calls, mammals, tracks and droppings. It is a safe and fun way to learn more about these fascinating environments and the animals that inhabit them.

Elewana Collection offers Bush Walks in specific camps in Amboseli, Loisaba, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Masai Mara and Tarangire. In the coming months, our camps in the Serengeti will be introducing Bush Walks so you can explore this beautiful landscape on foot to experience the true essence of being in the wild.

If you are interested in finding out more please read our full Walking Safari Safety Brief for further information or contact us for details.

 

Elewana AfroChic wins Luxury Travel Guide Award 2018

LTG ACD Winner 2018We are delighted to announce that Elewana AfroChic Diani has been successful in winning the: UNIQUE LUXURY HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2018!

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields.
All winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria. This ensures only the most deserving walk away with one of these prestigious accolades and gain a place in the awards winners’ guide.

A special thank you to the professionals who assessed Elewana AfroChic and awarded this prestigious accolade and a huge congratulations to the entire Elewana Afrochic Team.

 

TC 2018 WHITE LL RElewana AfroChic Diani is a 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner

Travellers' Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can give – meaning our business is truly exceptional. Based on reviews and opinions from millions of travellers, we're in the top 1% of hotels.

 

Better access to Elewana Collection through FlyDubai Kilimanjaro Route

fly-dubaiFlying 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 International Airport before commencing your safari to Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro, Elewana Tarangire Treetops, Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp or Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp.

The origin of our company name - Elewana - comes directly from the kiswahili word meaning ’harmony’ and ‘understanding’, a concept that underpins our company philosophy and influences the way we deliver unforgettable safari experiences.

 

Yellow Fever Entry Requirements in Tanzania Mainland

We would like to advise travellers to Tanzania to read the Yellow Fever Entry Requirements in Tanzania Mainland. Travellers coming from countries which are NOT LISTED will not be subjected to Yellow fever screening and vaccination at points of entry upon arrival. Please refer to the link to review the countries listed that require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination. Travellers coming from Yellow fever endemic countries who do not produce proof of Yellow fever vaccination may lead to refusal of entry or vaccinated and kept under close public health observation for not more than 10 days. Updated by WHO, International Health and Travel, as of Feb, 2017.

 

Photo of the Month

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Bull elephant in Amboseli taking rest after a long walk to water 
Taken by Alex our Elewana Tortilis Camp Guide.

 
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