Start the New Year with savings on a safari thanks to Elewana’s special double discounts offers. Book now until 31 January 2023 to enjoy double the savings on any of Elewana Collection’s circuit itineraries when combining bush and/or beach properties (excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge). The special offer is applicable to new bookings only and valid for travel until 30 June 2023 (excluding the festive season), including both game package and full board rates. The double discounts offer is not combinable with any other special offers and not applicable to resident rates.

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Loisaba Starbeds waking up gently

Book your next safari 90 days or more in advance and receive up to 20% off net contract rates with Elewana’s Early Bird Bookings special offer. Reservations of four+ nights receive 10% off, seven+ nights receive 15% off and 10+ nights receive 20% off.

Bookings must be guaranteed with a non-refundable payment for the entire stay upon booking confirmation and cannot be combined with any other special offer. Applicable when combining one or more properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge. The offer is subject to availability and blackout dates apply (1st July - 31st October 2023 and 20th December 2023- 5th January 2024). Valid for non-resident rates only with booking window open until 31st December 2023.

Kilindi Zanzibar accommodation spectacular sunset from infinity pool

Extend your safari with a luxurious beach stay at Kilindi and receive 25% off with minimum 3 nights reservation when combined with 3 nights at any Elewana bush property. A relaxing, intimate beach escape is the perfect complement to an adventurous safari. The special offer includes high season dates and is valid until 31st March 2023. Only applicable when combining a beach and bush itinerary and not applicable to resident rates. Terms & Conditions apply.

Enjoy a range of recently introduced new experiences, excursions, and packages at Elewana Collection properties in 2023 including:

Loisaba Cycling

New e-biking activities at all of Elewana’s properties in Loisaba Conservancy including Loisaba Tented Camp, Loisaba Star Beds and Loisaba Lodo Springs.

Helicopter Tours

New helicopter tours now offered to guests at all of Elewana’s Loisaba properties, from shorter scenic flights of one- or two-hours to a day trip to a spectacular overnight or two-night trip into the Rift Valley.

Elsas Honeymoon Cottage

New six night Born-Free safari themed Itinerary for 2023 created in partnership with the Born Free Foundation, which includes 3-night stays each at Tortilis Camp, Elsa’s Kopje, and a visit to Kora National Park – the final resting place of George Adamson, as well as a donation to the Born Free Foundation, with option for 3-night Masai Mara extension.

Views from Mughwangho Hill

New walking safaris at Serengeti Pioneer Camp and Elsa’s Kopje allow guests to explore by foot and discover the wonders of Serengeti National Park and Meru National Park respectively.

Night Game Drive

Guests staying at Elsa’s Kopje can now see the bush come alive after dark with night game drives.

Tastes of Zanzibar

New interactive culinary classes featuring local Zanzibar dishes with Chef Juan at Kilindi Zanzibar.

Kilindi Welness

Yoga, movement and mindfulness practices and holistic therapies now offered at Kilindi Zanzibar.

Star Gazing

Elewana has partnered with the Travelling Telescope to enable guests to enjoy the night sky as never before through a telescope powerful enough to see the mountains of the moon.

Elsas Kopje sundowners

Set in the spectacular rugged and remote Meru National Park in central Kenya, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into the Mughwango Hill, above the site of Joy and George Adamson’s camp where they raised and released Elsa the Lioness of Born Free fame. The only permanent lodge in the park, guests enjoy the 215,000 acre National Park and rhino sanctuary, well known for large elephant herds, lion and birdlife and more diversity of species than any other park in East Africa, pretty much to themselves.

Elsa’s is one of Africa’s most renowned elegant lodges, and here every cottage is unique in design, but all enjoy the breathtaking vistas that reach as far as Mount Kenya, the Nyambeni Hills and the Eastern Plains. Six spacious cottages, one family cottage, three honeymoon cottages and a private house compliment a magnificent bar and dining area, along with an infinity pool and massage cottage, both with spectacular outlooks over the park.

Activities on offer, over and above game drives, include visits to local community projects and schools supported by the Land & Life Foundation and fishing in the Tana or Rojewero rivers. New to 2022, Elsa’s now also offers walking safari into Meru National Park, allowing guests to be guided on foot through the ancient earth, following animal tracks and droppings and learning all about the surrounding flora and fauna. Night game drives have also been recently introduced adding yet another dimension to this incredible part of Kenya.

WWP scholar vallery

The impact of Land & Life Foundation’s WWP program has on its scholars is profound. We had an opportunity to connect with WWP scholar Vallery Namunyak Kirapash, who was supported by the Land & Life Foundation in the WWP program in the Mara North Conservancy for 7 years during primary school and through high school. We spoke about her experience in the program and how it’s continued to provide support in her academic journey.

How did the WWP program support you and your family?

The scholarship was of great help to me. The WWP program paid 75% of the costs which really helped my parents, making it easier for them to be able to pay for my elder brother who was also in high school at the time.

How did it help you to go on to university?

With the help of WWP program, I was able to study full time in school without being sent home to collect school fees. I had time available to study and that's how I got good grades and secured a place at Kenyatta University. The government placed me at Kenyatta University to pursue a Bachelor of Education, Special Needs and Bachelor of Arts.

What was the experience like volunteering this summer at your old school?

The experience of volunteering at my former primary school was great. By teaching those pupils, I was able to gain teaching skills, courage and I also got a chance to interact with the pupils and I learned a lot from them.

What would you like to do in the future after university?

I am hoping to be employed by the government to teach in one of the best government secondary schools and do a masters afterwards.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I would like to thank Land & Life Foundation for the scholarship and the exposure that they gave us around some places in Kenya. If it were not for the help from the WWP program, it would have not been easy for me to be where I am today. I would like to urge them to continue with the same spirit and sponsor more students.

Shanga Celebrating Disability Day

Shanga celebrated World Disability Day on 10 December 2022 at Sibusiso Arumeru Arusha where they were a proud sponsor of the celebratory event. Children received Christmas gifts, donated by sponsoring organisations, making them feel happy, loved and that the world collaborated with them with equality just like every other child. Shanga donated necessary items to families including brown sugar, rice, sanitary pads, wipes, and diapers. Shanga was awarded with a certificate of appreciation by the Sibusiso organisation for being proud participants of the World disability Day.

Elsas Kopje rhino sanctuary

Rhinos are still a critically endangered species but there is reason to be hopeful for their future. Thanks to tireless conservation efforts there are some positive figures that shine a beacon of light for the preservation of these majestic animals. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to a flourishing population on both black and white rhinos. The population now stands at 252 rhinos in the Lewa-Borana Landscape, one of the highest rhino populations in Africa, representing a 38% growth in the last five years.

Thanks to Kenya Wildlife Services and charitable partners including Born Free, Meru’s rhino population continues to build from near extinction back in the 1980’s. The successful rehabilitation programme established in 2000 has resulted in a rhino population on over 100 today.

The success of these and many other conservation projects means that rhinos can be reintroduced to other regions to help the populations grow and thrive. Loisaba Conservancy will be shortly welcoming rhinos to roam again, almost 50 years to the date that the last rhino was seen. This initiative is hugely welcomed by the local community, particularly the elders who are keen that their grandchildren experience these magnificent creatures that they grow up with.

Loisaba Lodo Tapas

We hear there are to be some new additions to menus for 2023, please could you give us a little more detail.

In our Elewana Kitchens we are constantly evolving and developing, and we have quite a few additions planned for next year.

In Tanzania, we are adding an array of new dishes to our Tarangire Treetops menu and revamping the Manor food experience.
In addition to these, we have all sorts up our sleeves at Kilindi including offering oceanside lunch dining from our new rustic beach kitchen.
Kenya is in the process of incorporating a Swahili inspired dish to all of our dinner menus which will give our guests a traditional taste of Africa.
Also in the pipeline are a few new 'under the stars' dining venues, which will incorporate a lot more live fire cooking.

You take a strong standpoint on serving environmentally conscience food, how will this evolve moving forward

We are working closely with suppliers and our procurement teams to make decisions with the future wellbeing of our planet and ourselves in the forefront of our minds.
We are also ensuring we align our brand with our values by supporting the smaller farmers and choosing products that don’t use hormones, antibiotics and pesticides, even if it comes with a cost.

Can you give us some more details on how you will continue to keep the produce local

I spend a lot of time researching new products that are East African grown. Often companies and chefs fall back on imports due to lack of knowledge or don’t want to put the effort into finding products that are local.
East Africa is a Garden of Eden, and we have an ever growing list of products that are unique to this part of the world. Our chef teams take great pride in seeking these out, playing and inventing dishes with them and then adding them to our menus for all to enjoy something they might never have tried before.
Just recently we added a Sorghum Wild Mushroom Risotto to our menu, and it really has become my favourite risotto of all time.

Tell us a little about your training plan for next year

I have a close relationship with my whole chef team, and we have put together development plans for each one of our staff members. I believe in growing our kitchen members from within and supporting our surrounding communities with work opportunities.
I also have planned fun cook offs, team building and foodie workshops as well as a cross training program that affords our chefs great self-development and learning possibilities.

What are you most excited about for 2023

The honest truth is I get excited about new crockery, this is one of my greatest joys, opening a new box of beautiful plates and bowls I get to play around with and design a dish to suit them.
I am also so looking forward to is our new African Dining experiences, fire-cooking for me is one of the best ways to impart flavour into foods and I'm so keen to test the boundaries with some new concepts and ideas.

Loisaba Tented Camp Double Tent


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