When you think of Christmas, most people in the northern hemisphere imagine white snow and cold blustery days filled with the sound of Christmas carols, when you think of New Year, first thoughts are fireworks, lots of people and a glass or two of bubbly. If you are looking to experience something new then come to East Africa with the Elewana Collection where we aim to delight you with festive moments you will never forget.
Before the warm African sun rises, head out on your morning adventure from Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, on the lookout for nature’s dramatic theatre to play out at a moment’s notice, you never know what you may see on Christmas morning. Famished from the excitement, a tantalizing bush breakfast with sparkling wine awaits you, offering a selection of fresh fruit, cereal and the irresistible cooked breakfast with all the trimmings. Go on a bush walk across the stunning landscape, enjoying the warmth of the wind or float high above the plains in a hot air balloon as you wonder at the beauty of the Masai Mara and the boundless wildlife which lives here.
Marvel at the expanse before you from the infinity pool at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje, pure relaxation with only the sounds of the wild for those looking for a quieter time this festive season. Candle lit dinners under the stars and magical moments with the one you love. Meru’s rich wildlife diversity includes rare species specific to northern Kenya, such as Grevy’s zebra and Beisa Oryx plus over 450 bird species. Meru National Park is a place of spectacular and dramatic scenery, with its ancient granite kopjes and breath-taking views across to the Nyambeni Range and Mount Kenya beyond.
Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro brings "old-world" grandeur to a green and lush setting. Think cigars and brandy, elegant fine dining, and post-dinner snooker. Celebrate in style and elegance from picnics on the lawn to a five course dinner in the lavish dining room. We will pamper you and treat you to an extravaganza that will rekindle the spark of Christmas and the excitement of New Year.
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is surrounded by the endless plains of the Serengeti that embodies an immense beauty captivating the soul. There is fun for the whole family, as we treat you to a host of Christmas activities, which include a special children’s walk with a professional guide, sundowners around a campfire with Christmas canapes to African drumming and singing at dinner. We do keep some traditions but with an African twist, these include New Year’s Eve cocktails enjoyed around the campfire watching the sun go down and as the last rays of light glow in the sky, 2019 is near its end. There is something magical about watching a sunset in Africa, nothing compares to the colours that radiate from a thousand blades of grass and every rugged rock, sensing the timelessness of this place as the sounds of the night come alive. The countdown to midnight begins, the bubbles flow and the start of 2020 is here as you listen to a hyena woop or a lion roar the New Year is here.
Colourful people, rhythm and dancing continue to fill the air, as you are whisked into the vast open plains on another adventure before the day finally comes to an end. Try one of our famous sundowners, as you reminisce around the bonfire, listening to the unmistakable sounds of the African night. This is how we celebrate the festive season, join us and capture unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
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