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We invite you to cast your vote for the 16 Elewana Collection properties which have been nominated for the prestigious Condè Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2022. Your continued support over the years has been instrumental in ensuring our properties win year after year and we would very much appreciate your help again. Each vote counts and more than one property can be nominated. For US readers, participants will be entered to win a trip for two from Stockholm to Bergen with Viking, while UK readers can win a trip to South Africa.


Serengeti Pioneer Camp activities bush walk

We are pleased to offer professionally guided walking safaris at Serengeti Pioneer Camp. Guests will head off with their guide to explore the wide-open savannah on foot, learning about wildlife by tracking and tracing their small (and sometimes large!) footprints, markings, and other important details. Guides will share in-depth details on animals and help guests learn more about how they interact with their habitat and one another.


We are proud to share that Elewana Collection properties have received and continue to garner rave reviews from guests in the last year thanks to the stellar culinary offering at each of the camps.

Nicky Bryden, Elewana’s Group Training & Development Chef has overseen and created new food & beverage menus at the properties and continuously works to innovate the menus. She recently implemented a new Bush Breakfast at Elsa’s Kopje which now features delicious Bush “Skottel’ Bagels!

Below is a sampling of the scrumptious menu:

On the Table:
Yogurt & Mango Compote
Coconut, Seed, and Cinnamon Granola Bar
Mini Fruit Kebabs
Bran & Oat Muffins with Butter & Jam
‘Skottel Bagels’ - Bagels with Cream Cheese and Scrambled Eggs

Choice of:
Freshly Grilled Bacon with Tomato
Smoked Salmon with Toasted Seeds
Mushrooms & Spicy Pepper Relish

Sweet Finish
Freshly Made ‘Chai’ Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

Serengeti Pioneer Camp activities bush breakfast

For those who are still looking to book their summer vacation, we invite you to come experience the beauty of safari in Tanzania. Enjoy the plantation houses at Arusha Coffee Lodge set amongst the coffee bushes, explore Tarangire National Park from Tarangire Treetops, head to the UNESCO World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater with a stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro, and enjoy the great migration from Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp or Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp. Contact our reservations department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how we can help you craft an authentic, memorable, and luxurious safari experience.

Kilindi Zanzibar Romantic Evening

Indulge in romance and relaxation with our new honeymoon offer at Kilindi Zanzibar. The special package includes a 25 % discount for the room rate, a romantic candle-lit dinner, in-room flowers, romantic turn-down service, a bottle of sparkling wine, 20% discount on spa treatments (excluding retail and only applicable in the morning time from 9 am - 2 pm) and a traditional henna tattoo.

This special offer is valid for minimum four night’s stay and valid all year, excluding the festive season. Proof of forthcoming nuptials will be required on booking and package is valid for six months post wedding date. The Honeymoon Offer is not combinable with any other offer and new bookings. Offer is valid until 20th December 2022.

For those wishing to add on a few relaxing nights by the beach to their bush adventure, Kilindi is offering a 25% discount with a minimum 3 night stay at Kilindi Zanzibar, when combined with 3 nights at any Elewana property. The special offer is subject to availability and only applicable when combining a beach and bush itinerary. Offer is valid until 31st March 2023 and is not applicable to resident rates.

20 off net rates

For returning guests, Elewana is offering a special return discount of 5% off reservations and 20% off any spa treatments. The discount applies to accommodation rates and can be combined with any other special offer. The offer is valid until 30 June 2023 and not applicable to resident rates. Please note that spa services are not available in the Masai Mara and Serengeti.

Receive up to 20% off net contract rates with Elewana’s Early Bird Bookings special offer. For reservations made with a minimum of 90 days prior to arrival, book a 4+ night’s stay and receive 10% off, book 7+ night’s stay and receive 15% off or book a 10+ night’s stay and receive 20% off. The special offer is applicable when combining one or more properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge. All bookings must be guaranteed with a non-refundable payment of the entire stay upon booking confirmation and cannot be combined with any other special offer. The offer is subject to availability and blackout dates apply (1st July - 31st October and 20th December - 5th January). Valid for non-resident rates only until 31st December 2023.

ura gate student

Last month saw a flurry of activity at the Ura Gate Primary School as they received food parcels from the Land & Life foundation and exotic tree seedlings kindly donated by Kenya Wildlife Service’s senior park warden Mr Kaloki. Elewana staff from Elsa’s Kopje helped students and teachers’ plant and water the seedlings and everyone enjoyed talks by KWS representatives on the importance of conservation.  

Lewa Marathon

The Lewa Marathon will take place on the 25th of June this year, welcoming runners from across the globe to participate in one of the most iconic runs on the circuit. For the past two years the marathon has been held virtually so there is a huge amount of excitement surrounding the 2022 event.

To date, almost 7 million US$ has been raised through the marathon. All revenues generated continue to benefit conservation and livelihood programmes in communities surrounding Lewa and across Kenya. From saving Kenya’s Black Rhino population from extinction, to protecting the world’s critically endangered Grevy’s Zebra, to providing healthcare, clean water, and improved infrastructure for communities, to funding LWC education programmes, the funds raised by this marathon are invaluable to thousands across the country.

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The incredibly talented Thawat Löndt tells us about new dishes and the importance of working with local produce

Tell us about what’s new with the culinary experience at Arusha Coffee Lodge

We have revamped the grill room menu with some refined and exciting new fine-dining dishes, as well as a seven-course tasting menu for private dining. We've also sourced the most tender beef from Tanzania, to allow us to boast the "the best steak in Arusha". Our Kahawa coffee shop pastry selection has expanded offering a more varied selection for our coffee patrons.

Where do you source most of the ingredients

We try our utmost best to source ingredients from local producers, and we are constantly meeting with suppliers to move to a more sustainable relationship between ACL and the local community.

Do you incorporate the coffee grown at Arusha Coffee Lodge into the menu

Naturally, coffee is a big part of our dishes. We have a coffee whoopie pie at the coffee shop, a coffee flavoured macaron in our petit four selection, as well as a coffee flavoured ice-cream.

What local dishes are highlighted on the menu

We have a selection of different mishkaki, as well as kuku paka with pilau, kachumbari and chachandu, and we constantly try new variations and combinations of local fare to keep it interesting.

What is your favourite dish on the menu

In all honesty, I've never been able to answer questions like this! There's so much to choose from in the world of food that I am at a loss in choosing just one dish. I do believe that everybody should make homemade pasta at least once in their lifetime, and a good curry is one of the most wholesome meals to have on a cool evening.

Tell us a little about your background and how that has influenced your work at Arusha Coffee Lodge

I have worked in many areas in the food industry, from high volume food production to private yachts in Europe, from fine dining to owning a catering business. Exposure to different international cuisines has given me a broader spectrum to choose from and helps me to incorporate different cooking methods and styles such as the situation demands, to produce high-quality and world class dishes.

Elewana Elsas Kopje Room

New fun and whimsical images for Elsa’s Kopje and Kifaru house are now available to share with your clients and on social media channels.

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Elsa s Honeymoon Cottage outdoor bath

Elewana DISCOVERY members can now enjoy an improved user-friendly experience with the GHA DISCOVERY program. Members receive immediate rewards with savings of at least 10%, as well as new benefits such as unlimited bottled water and an array of exciting GHA member-created Experiences, including visits to an artisan’s workshop and an exclusive tour of a coffee plantation.

In addition, members of GHA Discovery programme earn D$, enjoy benefits like accommodation upgrades and early check-in and late check-out, as well as access to 35+ brands around the world.