Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge has been named to the Travel + Leisure 2021 T+L 500 list of the best hotels in the world.
Drawing on the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey results, Travel + Leisure recognises the best hotels around the globe by naming them to this year’s T+L 500 list. Readers rated hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, food, value. The Travel + Leisure 2021 T+L 500 list is featured in the March 2021 issue now on newsstands and online.
We are thrilled to share news that Elewana Elsa’s Kopje was honoured as Magical Kenya Signature Experiences (MKSE) during the MKSE collection’s awards ceremony in February. The MKSE program was developed to highlight Kenya’s top tourism offerings, including those travel industry players which offer authentic and immersive travel experiences which connect with nature and leave a positive impact on destinations.
ATTA is hosting a webinar on the Magical Kenya Signature Experiences collection on March 17 at 10:00 (UK) which you can register for here.
Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs now invites guests to enjoy exclusive use of the property with complimentary private air charter flights for a booking of 3+ nights with a minimum of 10 persons. Set amidst 57,000 acres of prime wildlife conservation and wilderness, the eight luxury safari tents boast breath-taking views of the Lodo Valley and Mt. Kenya. This exclusive offer, available for a booking of 3+ nights and a minimum of 10 persons, includes complimentary private air charter flights, horseback riding, camel trekking, guided walks, all game drives, sundowners, bush breakfast and bush lunch, all house wines, spirits and beers and return flights from Wilson Airport, Nairobi on private charter.
This special offer is valid from 1st March - 22nd December 2021 and cannot be combined with any other special offers. Conservancy fees are excluded.
For enquiries or to make a booking, please get in touch with us directly.
As the established gateway to the Serengeti, a night in Arusha makes sense. Now Elewana guests can enjoy a free night at the Arusha Coffee Lodge with a booking of just three nights at Serengeti Pioneer Camp. This offer is valid until the 31st May 2021 and cannot be combined with any other special offer.
The Land & Life Foundation recently administered Wildlife Warrior Programme (WWP) Scholarship Exams, distributed WWP resource materials and even squeezed in a tree planting session with schools they support near Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Elewana Sand River and Elewana Elsa's Kopje in Kenya. The printing of WWP resource materials was made possible courtesy of L&L partners SafariPros. Additionally, Land & Life handed over a newly constructed school administration block at Kachiuru Primary School in February thanks to generous funding by L&L’s good friends and partners, Gigi Seasons.
Shanga distributed reusable menstrual pad packs to female staff to assist them with menstrual health and hygiene. Thanks to a recent donation from Dwelling JH, Shanga was able to use the funds to provide a standard pack of reusable pads to their female staff. When the packs were delivered, Shanga organized a training session to demonstrate how to use and care for the pads as well as a discussion about menstrual health, hygiene and reproduction.
Millions of girls and women around the world struggle to manage their monthly periods and stay engaged in their normal daily life due to the fact that they are unable to afford or access safe menstrual products. As a result, unhygienic, ineffective and uncomfortable improvised materials are relied upon. Addressing this issue can be as easy as having access to well-made reusable pads, a solution which lowers the barriers that can prevent women from going to work and girls attending school during menstruation.
The Amboseli Elephant Trust has recorded a bumper year for elephant calves in 2020. Thanks mainly to record rains in 2018 and 2019, just over 226 elephant calves were born in 2020. The last baby boom was in 2012 where 201 calves were born. In a typical year around 50 to 100 births would be expected.
As well as high rainfall providing a rich habitat, conservation partners including the Kenya Wildlife Service, The Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Big Life Foundation and the Olgulului Game Scouts have worked hard to secure the ecosystem. As a result, there were no incidents of poaching in 2020.
Edison Komora, Assistant General Manager at Elewana Tortilis Camp, Talks About The Advantages Of Travelling In Green Season.
What do you consider to be the main advantages of travelling in Green Season
There are a surprising number of benefits from travelling during the green season compared to the dry season. No crowds is the obvious one as there are fewer people travelling during the green season. That means guests get a more focused and peaceful time with the animals. There are also big savings to be had, so this is the time to take advantage of the deals on offer.
What can guests expect from the weather
Amboseli is warm and humid during this time although the evenings are a bit cold. Visitors can expect rain showers, especially in the afternoons.
Are there any animals that you are more likely to see at this time of year
This is the time animals are giving birth due to plenty of food on offer. There are a lot of babies around everywhere which in itself is very magical. We also tend to get a lot of migratory birds around during this time and so many different types of fascinating insects.
What are the highlights in Amboseli during Green Season
The Scenery during this time is amazing with Kilimanjaro showing herself most days. There is more snow on the peak after the rains compared to the rest of the year, that combined with the lush greenery around it, makes it one of the most amazing sights to wake up to.
Is there anything special at the camp that you arrange at this time
We definitely encourage guests to take a nature walk as there are more birds, insects and plants flowering so it can be very interesting. The weather is more pleasant for a walk as it is not as hot as the dry season.
What is your advice on packing for visitors
Amboseli is generally warm, so light clothing is good during the day although a few warm jumpers are also advisable as some of the early mornings and evenings can be cold. After the rains, we tend to have more insects and bugs especially in the evenings, so long sleeves and trousers are highly recommended for the evenings.