Extend your safari with a luxurious beach stay at Kilindi and receive 25% off with minimum three-night reservation when combined with three 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.

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Guests traveling in low season can enjoy the magic of the African bush all to themselves with a booking of just four nights plus at Elewana circuit properties. A safari taken from the 1st March – 31st May 2023 or the 1st November to 15th December 2023 over four nights in length, will be eligible for private use of the safari vehicle and guide. Terms and conditions apply, applicable to non-resident rates only and subject to availability.


Guests can save up to 20% off net contract rates when booking 90 days in advance of arrival. Save 10% off reservations of four plus nights, 15% off seven plus nights and 20% off 10 pus nights with Elewana’s Early Bird special offer. All bookings must be guaranteed with a non-refundable payment of the entire stay upon booking confirmation. The offer is applicable when combining one or more properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge. The offer is subject to availability and valid until 31 December 2023, with blackout dates from 1st July - 31st October and 20th December - 5th January. The offer cannot be combined with any other special offer and is valid for non-resident rates only. For enquiries or to make a booking, get in touch with us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

chefs at the manor

Nestled in the stunning highlands of the Ngorongoro Crater, The Manor boasts breath-taking views and unparalleled hospitality. However, what really sets this property apart is the extensive vegetable gardens, where an array of fresh produce is grown using the nutrient-rich volcanic soil found in the area. The Manor has just announced a new menu, which showcases the best of what the shamba 'garden' has to offer.

Starting the day off right, guests can enjoy a farmhouse breakfast featuring fresh farm eggs and sourdough breads. It's a perfect way to fuel up before a day of exploring the stunning surroundings.

But it's the dinner menu that takes centre stage, offering guests a fine dining experience that is both delicious and sustainable. The tasting menu features five small courses, each crafted to highlight the unique flavours and textures of the vegetables grown at the property.

From the zingy freshness of heirloom tomatoes to the subtle sweetness of roasted root vegetables, each dish is a celebration of the abundant and diverse produce that grows in the shambas. And thanks to the hotel's commitment to sustainable practices, guests can enjoy their meal with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their food is fresh, local, and ethically sourced.

Of course, the quality of the ingredients is only half the story - the skills of the chefs bring these flavours to life. The culinary team at The Manor is renowned for their innovative and creative approach to cooking, and the new menu is no exception. With each dish beautifully presented and expertly prepared, guests can expect a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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Loisaba Lodo Springs will close over the quieter months of April and May to carry out some housekeeping and light maintenance work. Guests are encouraged to book at Loisaba Tented Camp where they can still enjoy magnificent views across the picturesque Loisaba Conservancy and all the fantastic activities it has to offer.

star gazing

Whilst the news in March has centred around the stars attending this month’s Oscars ceremony, we decided to highlight the more natural star gazing experiences available at the Elewana properties. Guests staying at the Kenyan bush properties can book an astronomy experience with the Travelling Telescope where they can enjoy the night sky as never before through a telescope powerful enough to see the mountains of the moon. The Star Safari is guided by seasoned astronomers who will offer a tour of the African night sky and share the wonders of both the latest scientific discoveries and exploration coupled with the rich history of traditional sky knowledge on Kenya.

For a night under the stars tucked up in the comfort of your own bed, it is hard to beat the Loisaba Star Bed experience. The beds are bult on the base of old Landrover chassis, so can be easily wheeled in and out under the magical night sky.

Kenya straddles the equator, which means that both the northern and the southern hemispheres are on display and guests can view the different constellations found in each. The equator is also the best location to view the planets and the Moon as it is where they can pass overhead, meaning telescope views are less affected by the atmosphere wobbling the light, resulting in the sharpest views possible.

Tarangire Treetops view of Treehouse

The enchanting Tarangire Treetops invites guests to dream high amidst the bows and branches of trees, recalling a certain childhood nostalgia with this ‘palace’ in the sky. Nestled in a private game reserve on the border of Tarangire National Park, the property is centred around the Main Lodge, which itself encases a thousand-year-old baobab tree. Tarangire Treetops boasts 20 treetop rooms, all of which are elevated above the ground and built amidst baobab and marula trees. The rooms are some of the largest to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of up to 65 square metres – complete with an exotic double shower en-suite bathroom and inviting furnishings which demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship. The ‘up-in-the-air’ experience is enhanced with the open-fronted room design and an expansive, private balcony affording spectacular views across the Tarangire plains, as well as Lake Manyara, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the beautiful Rift Valley wall. Guests can enjoy a lantern-lit dinner at the property’s traditional Masai Boma or dine poolside by candlelight whilst a wealth of wildlife comes to drink at the local watering hole. Activities include morning and evening game drives, informative bush walks and visits to a nearby Maasai village.

esiteti graduation 2023

On February 25th, the Land & Life Foundation celebrated the graduation students who had successfully completed their primary school education and were accepted into various secondary schools around Kenya. Of the 60 students who sat the exams, we are delighted to see that all 60 graduated and successfully secured their places into high schools across Kenya. One of the main goals of the Land & Life Foundation is to support community development and empowerment, through education and conservation efforts in East Africa. L&L has supported the development of Esitieti Primary School in Amboseli, Kenya since 2015 in conjunction with philanthropists from Skal International Monaco, Birgit and Constantine Panoussi. These donors, amongst many others have assisted the Land & Life Foundation in providing school fees for all 687 of the students, paying for staff salaries, construction of classes, dormitories, library, faculty housing, and a school kitchen garden (shamba) where the students and faculty are able to access fresh vegetables in this drought-stricken area. The Foundation is honoured to have played a role in these students' lives and their education journey and will continue to impact more lives in the region positively. The Foundation believes that supporting education in this region is key to improving the quality of life for the local communities and preserving our unique ecosystems.

farmers training lewa

Lewa Conservancy recently hosted a farmer training session at the Munanda primary school where approximately 120 Munanda borehole water project participants learned about how to apply sustainable agricultural practices to their farming. The sessions covered a number of important eco-focused topics including drip irrigation, fodder establishment and preservation, crop protection, and marketing methods. Lewa’s goal is to help farmers integrate environmentally friendly and efficient farming techniques that benefit them, their community and surrounding environment. Lewa has been on a mission since 2012 to help farmers increase productivity and adapt to changing climate conditions, while also promoting sustainable land use and reducing negative environmental impacts. To date, this community-led conservation approach has led to the training of over 6,000 farmers, an essential element in creating lasting positive change for both people and wildlife.

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We had an opportunity to chat with Loisaba spa therapist Diana Mitchell to find out more about the spa treatments offered at Loisaba Tented Camp, including the very unique 90-min Samburu Celebration Journey therapy.

Why did you become a spa therapist?

I wanted to help others by making people feel good about themselves. The most rewarding part of being a massage therapist is helping those in pain, recovering from injury or suffering from stress. This type of therapy speeds up the healing process, improves circulation and can even restore emotional balance.

What massage techniques have you studied?

I’ve studied different techniques including:

  • Effleurage: this technique involves a repeated circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand and is used to increase the flow of the lymphatic system.
  • Kneading: this technique is applied with pressure by lifting the muscle in circular and upward motions and helps treat tight muscles, increase flexibility, and decrease pain.
  • Friction: this involves compressing tissue against bone using firm pressure or rubbing, helping to increase circulation and release areas that are tight, using thumbs and fingers.
  • Tapotement: this technique involves rhythmic tapping or patting of the soft tissue structures, mostly using a cupped hand, helping to stimulate the skin, “wake up” the nervous system and increase energy.

What is your favourite part about your job?

The most important aspect for me is to help people feel better, when people are satisfied, I feel fully fulfilled. Also, the flexibility that comes along with the job helps to contribute to job satisfaction. Lastly, job security is helpful, as there is the “human nature” of massage therapy which is hard to replace with technology. There is also a sense of independence or self-reliance after learning the skills which leads to satisfaction with my work.

What makes the Samburu Celebration Journey so unique?

First, the time frame is longer than the other treatments, lasting 90 minutes, which includes the foot ritual, body cleanse (scrub) and then a delightful, relaxation massage therapy. This generally makes the body relax by first exfoliating the skin to allow it to breathe which then gives the skin have a more youthful, glowing appearance. This is followed by the massage that helps one relax and rejuvenate the body.

What do you do in your own life to find moments of relaxation?

I have a few different methods to help me relax. These include:

  • Mediation: listening to my own breathing and clearing my mind of any stress
  • Listening to music: playing something like classical music or finding a song I like that fires happy memories.
  • Visualisation: finding a quiet place, taking deep breaths, and imagining myself as detailed as possible in a calming mood.
  • Reading a book: loosing myself in a good book reduces levels of stress and helps me relax.
  • Swimming: forgetting the outside world as the water carries me along helps me by lowering stress levels, improving my sleep patterns and lower anxiety.