Elewana has partnered with the Born Free Foundation in offering a new itinerary for 2023 which features 3-night stays each at Tortilis Camp and Elsa’s Kopje – the birthplace of Elsa the lioness and the home to Joy and George Adamson, who adopted and raised the orphaned lioness cub and later released her into the wild. They wrote the bestselling novel, Born Free about the experience, that was turned into a hit 1966 movie of the same name starring actors and real-life couple, Bill Travers, and Virginia McKenna. Twenty years later, McKenna and Travers founded the Born Free Foundation to ensure the welfare of all animals worldwide and keep wildlife in the wild. Having achieved remarkable conservation results through its work with lions and rhino over the past 14 years, they’ve launched a new campaign 'Save Meru's Giants', focused on protecting elephants and reticulated giraffes.
The charity has also had a huge impact over the years in Amboseli. Over the years it has worked tirelessly to reduce conflict between predators and livestock owners by constructing ‘Predators-Proof Bomas’ to help protect sheep, goats, and cattle from attacks by lions and other predators in the night.
The Born Free itinerary includes a $500 per person donation on the main itinerary which features 3 nights at Tortilis Camp and then 3 nights at Elsa’s Kopje where guests will enjoy a visit to Kora National Park - the final resting place of George Adamson. Guests can also add 3-nights extension in the Masai Mara for the ultimate safari.
Rates start at $4,413 per person sharing (with supplement of $2,673 for the Masai Mara extension) and include meet & assist at KBO, airport transfers, scheduled domestic flights, AMREF Flying Doctors Membership, full board accommodation, beverages and house beer/wines/spirits, laundry, park and conservancy fees and safari activities including shared scheduled game drives, bush breakfasts, sundowners, and guided bush walks.