Awards

Elewana Collection is proud to announce we have received the following Awards;

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  • Africa's Leading Beach Resort: Elewana AfroChic Diani achieved 1st Runner-up
  • Africa's leading Boutique Hotel Brand: Elewana Collection achieved 1st Runner-up
  • Africa's Leading Tented Safari Camp: Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp achieved 2nd  Runner-up
  • Africa's Leading Safari Lodge: Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp achieved 6th place

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Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp shortlisted in the Lodges & Tented category

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Safari Awards 2018

Kenya
  • Best Safari Cuisine : Elephant Pepper Camp - High Commended
  • Best Design : Elsa's Kopje Meru - Third Place
Tanzania
  • Best Community Focused : Elewana Tarangire Treetops - High Commended
  • Best Safari House : Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro - High Commended
  • Best Safari Spa / Retreat : Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro - High Commended
  • Most Romantic Safari Property : Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar - Runner Up
  • Best Safari Guiding Team : Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp - Highly commended
  • Best location : Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp - Highly commended
 


Brazilian celebrity explores Tanzania with SkySafari

Marina Mantega, a Brazilian celebrity hopped onboard SkySafari Tanzania earlier this month as she explored East Africa for the first time. She was delighted with all her stops along the way and even added some extensions including a stop at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara and Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar. Marina's favourite property was Elewana Sand River Masai Mara, but says she was blown away by the entire experience, which she is sure other Brazilians would also love- and Marina is determined to tell them all about it!

She was constantly updating her fans with numerous images and videos through her Instagram account and will be sending us a preview of the 10,000 images and videos she took along the way with us soon!

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No more Bucket showers at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

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Elewana Collection are delighted to announce that at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp all en suite bathrooms have been renovated and the last of the bucket showers have been removed. All tents now offer proper showers with piping hot water in the bathrooms for Guests to enjoy.

 


Tanzania's Dynamic Duo: Elewana Tarangire Treetops and Randilen WMA

With our properties in some of the most biodiverse areas on the continent, Elewana Collection embraces the responsibility of protecting the wildlife in the surrounding habitats. Elewana Tarangire Treetops is located in a private Wildlife Management Area (WMA) called Randilen. We are one of the largest contributors to the conservation projects of Randilen WMA, administered by the Honeyguide Foundation.

With the growing population, it has become even more important to support WMA like Randilen, encouraging communities to live in harmony with wildlife that is sustainable.

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The communities in the area benefit from; crop protection, grazing plan, support in education, healthcare clinics and they receive a percentage of the revenue made so they realise the value of preserving this area to ensure future generations can marvel at the wildlife and the stunning landscape. This is a ‘win-win’ for all involved; the Randilen communities benefit financially as well from additional support, the WMA and Elewana Tarangire Treetops further their objectives to develop sustainable tourism, and equally important, the wildlife in the area are protected.

Understanding the significance of grazing land to the Masai is key, they place great value on their cattle, the more cows a Masai owns the more wives he can acquire and in turn more children, which elevates his wealth and status in the community. This has an impact on the land, as communities get larger so do the cattle and land becomes increasingly scarce. By allocating and improving pasture land for their cattle benefits wildlife too.

In supporting the Randilen Community Elewana Tarangire Treetops has a unique opportunity, located in one of the most beautiful areas and offering exclusive activities. By staying at Elewana Tarangire Treetops, visitors contribute to the WMA and thereby complete the cycle and reinforce the benefits of sustainable tourism.

 


Giving Tuesday

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This year Elewana Collection took part in #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities around the world.

This year, #GivingTuesday fell on November 28.  Elewana 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 company wide charity drive. Staff also participated in a WEAR GREEN day, making individual donations to the Land & Life Foundation and its Wildlife Warrior Program. Great fun was had as employees came in and dropped off donations while comparing green outfits. Funds, books and food will be delivered to the Wildlife Warrior schools in Kenya and Tanzania over the next few weeks, so watch this space for more information.

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And remember, it's never too late to join in and give, so if you'd like to follow suit and contribute to Land & Life's great work, please click here to find out how you can make a contribution.

 

 


Wildlife Warrior Program Retreat in Lewa

land-and-lifeThis year on 13-17 November the Land & Life Foundation hosted the Annual Wildlife Warrior Retreat. This event takes place every year and brings together the bright young students who are studying under the Wildlife Warrior Program Scholarship scheme, with a passion for conservation these young people are the future of wildlife conservation and habitat preservation in East Africa.

This year the retreat took place in Lewa Conservation Education Centre, with the support and contribution of the talented and dedicated team resident there. The 27 students and their 5 patrons spent three full days at Lewa, participating in this year’s theme Water Conservation.

They took part in drama and role plays, which they wrote and performed themselves; they experienced the wonders of wildlife through a  day of game drives, accompanied by experienced conservation educators and wildlife guides; they received mentoring and guidance sessions from Land & Life team and the Centre education professionals; and of course lots of fun.

The Annual Retreat is a crucial part of the Wildlife Warrior Program. This year the team achieved their goals: bringing the young people together to focus on conservation and to see the realities of what wildlife and habitat management can do; developing relationships between people from a geographically diverse range, but all with the common ground of living in or near conservation areas; sharing ideas and experiences and building on common knowledge; feeding in new concepts and new problem-solving and partnership skills.

For more information please see the Land & Life website or Facebook page, and to make a contribution to the Wildlife Warrior Program and help more bright students benefit, please make a donation here.

 


Announcement from Elewana Lewa Safari Camp & Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

The Elewana Collection would like to inform you that the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has mandated ALL vehicles must comply with the following;

  1. The vehicle is the correct colour
  2. The driver guide signs the Lewa Code of Conduct
  3. A Lewa staff member is inside the vehicle to make sure that Guides follow the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Code of conduct

Lewa Conservancy will not restrict Tour Operators to game drives in Lewa Conservancy as long as the above are followed.
This is implemented with a Ksh 1,000 per day charge when driving within the Conservancy.

If you would like further details, kindly contact Elewana Collection.

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Price Increase for Activities at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp

(Effective 1st January 2018)

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The Elewana Collection would like to update you on the price increase for the following activities;

  • Horses Riding will now be $80 per person
  • Camel Riding is $55 per person
  • Ngare Ndare Forest Trip will be $50 per person.

If you would like further details, kindly contact us.

 


The Great Grevy’s Rally at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp

GGR 2018 Event Summary - Lewa Guests Page 1Elewana Collection is supporting The Great Grevy’s Rally at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp in 2018. The Great Grevy’s Rally is a two-day photographic census of Grevy’s zebra in northern and central Kenya. On the 27th and 28th of 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 in Laikipia, Isiolo, Samburu, Meru and Marsabit Counties.

This is the second national census of the endangered Grevy’s zebra to determine the effects of the 2016/2017 drought on their survival. For reticulated giraffe, this is the first the national census of the species and will provide a critical baseline from which to measure their population trends in the future.

The rally is an initiative of the national Grevy’s Zebra Technical Committee, and is being organized by the following organizations: Kenya Wildlife Service, Grevy’s Zebra Trust, Laikipia Wildlife Forum, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Marwell Wildlife, Northern Rangelands Trust, Princeton University (USA), Saint Louis Zoo (USA), Samburu Trust and Wildlife Direct.

 


Announcements

Account & Finance

Our Finance Director Rehan Fazal, is making an exciting move to the land down under this year. Once he has completed his handover in a few short days, he will join his wife and son who are eagerly waiting for him in Melbourne, Australia to begin their new chapter. Rehan, we wish you all the very best and hope you're very happy in your new home!

Taking over from Rehan will be Nair Dwijendran. Nair rejoins the team having done a two-year stint at Mount Meru Hotel as Finance Manager.

Afrochic Diani

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joab Andayi, who has been promoted to the new role of General Manager at Elewana AfroChic Diani. Joab started at Elewana in 2012 as a Trainee Manager at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, he grew into the position of Assistant Food & Beverage Manager and then transferred to  Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar as the Assistant Manager. With the acquisition of Cheli & Peacock, Joab returned to Kenya to assist with Relief Management Until his appointment to the position of  Deputy General Manager at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp. We are so pleased that his hard work and determination have resulted in his appointment as General Manager at AfroChic.. We thank you for being fiercely loyal to Elewana and wish you all the best in your new role!

Telegraph Travel Calendar and SkySafari Winner Announced

Telegraph Travel holds an annual Calendar photo competition where thousands of people submit their most breath-taking images in the hopes that their image will get chosen to feature in the popular travel calendar. In total 12 images are chosen and one of these is chosen as the judges favourite. This year that honour was given to Alison Morris for her image of camel herders enveloped in a cloud of sand in  Rajasthan. Aside from winning a Nikon D7500, Alison won a seven-night Skysafari in either Kenya or Tanzania! We look forward to welcoming Allison onboard SKySafari and to seeing some stunning images of her safari!

The remaining 11 photographers whose images were chosen for the calendar walk away with the perfect camera for any adventurer, the  Nikon Key Mission 170 - a shock-proof, freeze-proof, water-proof camera

 
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