Elewana has relaunched its popular Double Discount savings offer ensuring that guests booking in the popular window from 1st November 2022 to 31st January 2023 will be in for an absolute bargain. Book six nights at Elewana properties and receive a 20% discount, book nine nights and receive an even greater 30% reduction.

This offer is valid for travel from 1st November 2022 to 30th June 2023 and excludes the festive season. The offer is applicable when combining any Elewana bush and beach properties, excluding the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Only applicable to new bookings and subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other special offer and not valid on resident rates.

There is much celebrating throughout the Elewana Collection as five properties received the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Kilindi Zanzibar came in at #36 in the “Best 50” overall global list of the Best Resorts in the World and #2 in Top 15 Resorts in East Africa, in addition to Lewa Safari Camp at #3 in Top 15 Resorts in East Africa; Tarangire Treetops at #9 in Top 15 Resorts in East Africa; and Elsa’s Kopje Meru at #10 in Top 15 Resorts in East Africa.

More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot of the top places they enjoyed this year and can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.

“We are very proud to be included in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards once again this year and very grateful to the readers who voted for our properties,” says Karim Wissanji, CEO & Founder, Elewana Collection. “These awards are testament to our incredible staff who aspire to deliver a memorable safari experience for each of our guests with personalised service and genuine hospitality.”

The 2022 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November 2022 issue.

Lewa Safari Camp landscape view

Wildlife viewing just became a lot clearer with the addition of new Vortex optics in game vehicles. It has long been a ‘must have’ accessory on any safari but it’s surprising how many guests embark on their journey without binoculars. To ensure that Elewana guests maximise on their game drives and do not miss a thing, new Vortex binoculars will be available on all vehicles.

Sand River Mara gamedrive vehicles

Guests in Elewana game drive vehicles in Kenya will now be afforded uninterrupted views through the introduction of retractable windscreens throughout the fleet in the country. Both professional and amateur photographers alike will welcome this addition which will help facilitate immaculate wildlife images. It also means that all seats in the vehicle will have a similar clear vista ensuring everyone has the best experience possible.


Land & Life Foundation recently offered a free medical camp for all women, men, youth and children in collaboration with the CHP Aitong Health Centre, in Aitong town, near Elewana’s Sand River Masai Mara camp, as well as support of school provisions for the Ganako Primary School, located near the Manor at Ngorongoro.

This month, L&L supported a team of volunteer doctors in collaboration with the CHP Aitong Health Centre, in Aitong town, provided families with services free of charge including dental check-ups, eye examinations, gynaecological, paediatrics and general medicine. In addition, women who were screened and tested positive for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) received free consultation and treatment.

L&L has also been supporting Ganako Primary School, which neighbours the Manor at Ngorongoro, with fundraising for developments and provision of school supplies. The school, which has a number of students with special needs, has received over 150 textbooks and school stationery. There is still more that can be done to develop the school's infrastructure and L&L hopes to keep supporting the school’s needs with supplies, infrastructure and sport equipment.

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Celebrating World Rhino Day
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy celebrated World Rhino Day on Thursday, 22nd September 2022, with the ‘Footsteps for Rhinos’ 6 km-walk through the Conservancy. The event was attended by close to 200 people who walked for roughly 2 hours in the hot sun, including participants from communities surrounding Lewa and partner organizations, as well as support from lodges including Lewa Safari Camp and Kifaru House. The event was a demonstration of the community’s sincere commitment to protecting and preserving the rhino population.

Each footprint served as testament with the Conservancy’s solidarity with the rhino population. Thanks to Lewa’s continuous work with local communities, they have had great success in helping to shift community views regarding wildlife in the Lewa area. Community buy-in is a vital part of ensuring the sustainability of the Conservancy’s programs.


This month we had an opportunity to connect with Elewana’s retail managers, Lauren McFarlane and Alison Hugo, who oversee the the purchasing and organisation of retail products and gifts at the retail boutiques at properties in Tanzania and Kenya.

How do you choose which products to feature in each of the camps

We try to incorporate items from local communities, such as jewellery from a local Maasai village, as well as items that are relevant to the environment and wildlife of each camp. For example, at Loisaba, we feature retail items with the black leopards which have made their habitat in the Conservancy while at Amboseli, which is known for its beautiful population of elephants, we like to share gifts that highlight the gentle giants.

Can you share more about how the products are ethically sourced

Wherever possible we support local communities or community driven employment opportunities. We also look at what the products are made from, e.g. sustainable wood choices or recycled materials, such as plastics or metal. We focus on sourcing where there is social impact and support local small business in each respective country, wherever possible.

What are some of the more favourite/bestsellers amongst guests

Guests really love to return home with mementos representing local crafts such as Maasai beadwork or a special piece of jewellery that will bring back memories of their time on safari with Elewana.

What are some of your most favourite gifts that you've selected

There are lots of beautiful gifts made by local communities, so it is difficult to choose. Local artists who create housewares utilising recycled materials including repurposed textiles and glass are a favourite, as well as felt stuffed animals made by a local orphanage in Kenya. In Tanzania, guests love to purchase products from Shanga which is located next door to Arusha Coffee Lodge. The workshop and boutique offer handblown glassware, handmade jewellery, Tinga paintings, metal work and charm bracelets and necklaces made with recycled fishing wire and a selection of tunic dresses, skirts, and sarongs for youngsters made with kitenge materials in vibrant African inspired colours.

Are there gifts that are featured only in certain camps/lodges or only in Kenya or Tanzania

Yes, our beach properties offer sarongs which are not sold at our bush camps. Many of our bush camps also feature gifts connected to a specific community-based project located near the camp, whether it’s a particular style of beaded jewellery, beaded placemats, or other items made by local Maasai artisans.

What new products will be featured in 2023

We are working very hard behind the scenes to bring on more local community driven products and projects that are created specifically for the Elewana Collection brand. There will be specific products that are bespoke for a particular property and we are also working on collaborations with local artists. Stay tuned!