We recently treated ninety children from 8 schools around the borders of Randilen Wildlife Management Area to a conservation day out. This amazing adventure was organised by The Nature Conservancy and supported by Land & Life and Elewana Tarangire Treetops.
Meshurie Melembeki, Manager of Randilen WMA, welcomed the students group by group at the gate and conducted a fun and helpful introduction to the WMA. Every student received treats and goodies – a reusable water bottle, a pencil case and assorted stationary, and a t-shirt.
Elewana guides Elizabeth Lucas, Sirili Chuwa, and Jackson Noel and Charl Grobler joined the students. Each of the three buses was allocated one guide and they set off on a game drive followed by a picnic lunch that was enjoyed on Sunset Hill and then the kids had a brief stop-off at the new hide to see what they could see at the waterhole.
A fantastic day was had by all and we look forward to many more such activities with the future conservationists of Randilen.
Elewana Tarangire Treetops is located in a 312 km2 Wildlife Management Area adjoining the park, called Randilen. The landscape of Tarangire is instantly recognisable by its magnificent baobab trees, dotted throughout the area. The camp has easy access to the Tarangire National Park, covering an area of 2850 km2, which is named after the perennial river that runs through the heart of the park. Both have incredible wildlife viewing, It is known for being one of the best for elephant sightings plus buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland, lion, leopard to mention a few.
Guests of Elewana Tarangire Treetops enjoy a secluded and private safari experience. The 20 luxury tree-top rooms, elevated above the ground afford incredible views. Encasing an impressive baobab tree, the spacious and tranquil reception, lounge and dining room overlook the swimming pool and a waterhole that sees a steady flow of wild animal visitors.
As the camp is located in the WMA, activities such as bush walks and night game drives are possible, which are not permitted in many other areas. Bush walks allow guests to get “up close and personal” with nature, and experience the bush to a more intimate degree. Alternatively, a night game drive with the option to go off road, in the African bush affords the opportunity to see an array of creatures who prefer the cover of darkness, the African bush hosts a different assortment of creatures after the sun goes down.