Elewana Collection would like to announce that Andrew Kuria, who has been successfully leading the team at Elewana Kifaru House, will now take on the role of General Manager for Elewana Elsa’s Kopje in Meru, which recently received recognition in the Condé Nast Traveler annual Readers’ Choice Awards being rated as number 11 in 50 Best Resorts in the World and number 5 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa.
Andrew has been fortunate to call home a place just outside Nairobi at the foot of the Ng'ong Hills made famous by Karen Blixen’s famous opening words to Out of Africa - “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Equator runs across these highlands, a hundred miles to the north, and the farm lay at an altitude of over six thousand feet. In the day-time you felt that you had got high up; near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful, and the nights were cold.” .
The streams, acacias and the scenery sparked his interest in nature and the varied ecosystems of Africa. Weekends were spent cycling along scenic routes with the Giraffe Centre in Karen oftentimes being a choice destination. Although he doesn't cycle as much nowadays, his other interests are table tennis, cooking and travelling to new destinations with his wife Brenda.
Having honed his hospitality skills in Kenya Utalii College and worked in five African countries applying his appreciation of nature, culture and enthusiasm towards giving our guests delightful experiences has grown even more.
As he takes on the General Manager role in Elewana Elsa's Kopje, he looks forward to leading the team in giving our guests memorable experiences while in that special part of Kenya.
Please join us in welcoming Andrew to his new role at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje.