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ELEWANA NEWSLETTER- MARCH 2018
ELEWANA GOES TO THE OSCARS
Ever wonder what's in those over-the-top "swag bags" that Academy Awards nominees get at the Oscars ceremony? This year the most extravagant item in that bag — received by the likes of Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Greta Gerwig — was none other than a customized 12-night safari from The Elewana Collection.  
MARCH FOR GIANTS

On 8th - 16th March 2018, Space for Giants' digital herd travelled across global billboards, raising awareness of the crisis facing elephants.

Help protect Elephants - JOIN THE MARCH!
ELEWANA ELSA'S KOPJE MERU GUIDES HELP BABY ELEPHANT KEEP HIS TRUNK

Last week our Guides Mohamed Boru and Wilson Too spotted an elephant herd with a very young calf that had a snare around his trunk.
LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY MOVES GIANTS

Mid-March Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with the support of Kenya Wildlife Service and Save the Elephants, trans-located nine elephants from the Lewa-Borana landscape to Tsavo. The reason behind this move was to address the human-elephant conflict and by moving individual elephants that are associated with conflict cases, reduces future encounters. 

NEW PRICES FOR IL N'GWESI MAASAI VILLAGE VISIT

Kindly be advised that guest staying at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp or Elewana Kifaru House who would like to visit Il N'gewsi Maasai Village, the rate has been increased taking effect from the 1st of June 2018.

The rate will be as follows:
  • US$45 per Adult
  • US$30 per Child (under 10 years)

ELEWANA AFROCHIC DIANI ADDS ANOTHER TURTLE NEST TO OUR HATCHERY

March began with excitement as a new Turtle trails coming up from the sea lead onto our beach area. The team followed the trails and ended up in another Turtle's nest making it our second nest of season 2018. We have protected the nest and straight away the count begins. 

SPARKLING CLEAN BEACH AT ELEWANA KILINDI ZANZIBAR

This month saw the team at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar come together from various departments to support the Elewana commitment to a greener environment. Everyone arrived at the beach house on the morning of the 23rd March 2018 to commence the beach activity, a huge team effort to reduce waste in the oceans by cleaning the beaches on a regular basis.
Q&A WITH PETER EKIDOR, AN ELEWANA GUIDE AT LOISABA

Peter Ekidor has been one of our fantastic Loisaba guides for the past 5 years. Born at Loisaba, Ekidor’s passion for tourism and conservation started at a young age when he would read the guides text books his father made leather covers for. He now holds his Silver level guiding certificate and will write his FGASA examinations next month. We caught up with Ekidor last week…
ELEWANA LOISABA TENTED CAMP HAS TRAINING FROM AN EXPERT BARISTA

March saw the Food & Beverage team at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp get training from the best barista, an expert from Dormans Coffee. This covered various techniques on how to prepare the best espresso-based beverages, in particular milk-based drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes, using the espresso machine.
UPLIFTING NEWS FROM SHANGA - The difference a wheelchair can make

Last year a family from Virginia, USA had to purchase a wheelchair to use while on their travels in Tanzania. Prior to departing Nairobi, they offered to donate the wheelchair through the Shanga Foundation and requested to give it to one of the Shanga team they had meet. We identified Simon, one of our newer staff members, as someone who would benefit greatly from having the chair. Simon has a significant physical disability...
ELEWANA ELEPHANT PEPPER CAMP: Eco-Friendly Safari in Kenya's Mara

Read the latest blog about Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, written by Katherin Conaway.
“Although I love to travel and enjoy a luxurious environment when it’s available, I’m also conscious of the impact on the local ecosystem and communities.

ELEWANA COLLECTION SPONSORS THE SHUK ISRAELI FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

The event took place on the 10th & 11th March at the Dusit D2, where a selection of the best food and drink Israel could offer was available as sample bite size servings. There were 20 different Israeli wines to taste and more than 15 Israeli food bitings from 8 food stations made by Israeli chefs. 
LAND AND LIFE HOSTS A FABULOUS NIGHT FOR THE PLASTER HOUSE 10TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER

The Plaster House 10th Anniversary fundraiser was held at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, hosted by Land & Life and attended by over 100 invited guests. It was an action packed night that included a live auction plus a silent auction with items such as framed pictures from artist Sarah Markes, nights in various properties across Tanzania and wine and food from local artisans.
ECOLOGICAL SUCCESS OF COMMUNITY-BASED WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN TANZANIA

Read how community based wildlife conservation helps protect Tanzania's natural resources

"Good news about the environment is rare these days, but in Tanzania there are signs that local wildlife conservation efforts can effectively protect the natural resources that provide the lion's share of revenue for the economy."
SUDAN: The World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

On Tuesday March 20th, the world woke to news about the death of Sudan- the world’s last male Northern White Rhino. At 45 years old, Sudan had been ill for many years and had unsuccessfully tried to mate with other female rhinos. His death further reflects the already declining Rhino population around the world
OUR WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM
Congratulations to our superb women's football team who played against Nomad Tanzania and won with a score of 2-0. They also played against Future Stars Academy – professional football players, and emerged as the runner’s up, with a score of 4-1.

The games took place at Tanzania Game Trackers(TGT) grounds on 17th March 2018.

Our team is made up of players from HO Elewana, SOPA & ACL, the coach is Edgar from SkySafari.
A big word of congratulations to Peter Kinge, our Employee of the Year for 2017 at Elewana Elsa's Kopje Meru!

A great example to all the staff.

Well done Peter!
Congratulations to William and Stanley - Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli's, winners for The Wine Ambassadors.

Well done!
Well done to our Employee of the year - Bob Tina, Head receptionist at Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli.

Congratulations and well deserved.
KWAHERI
We bid farewell to Duncan Okumu - Relief Manager and Noreen Michael - Reservations Consultant.

We wish you the very best your future endeavours. 
News from Kentours:
Thank you for attending the Kentours AGM held on Saturday 17th March 2018, amongst the attendees were our Kentours Unit Reps from the various Elewana Collection units, namely
( from left to right)
Samwel Mosiom Momanyi - Unit Rep Elephant Pepper Camp
Francis Saitabau Sakau - Unit Rep from Sand River Mara
John Wanzala - Unit Rep from Tortilis Camp Amboseli
Isaac Mwoche Mwaniki- Unit Rep from Elsa's Kopje Meru
Thomas Marimbet - Unit Rep from Rocky Hill Amboseli
Zed Ongoma - From Head Office, the newly Elected Board Member of Kentours Sacco Ltd

Also present but not in the photo were:-
Angela King'ori - Unit Rep for Head Office
Samuel Njuguna - Unit Rep from Sandriver.

Highlights:
Kentours Sacco has a total of 3,103 active members, out of which 233 are from Elewana Collection and Cheli & Peacock - the highest from one single entity.

We have the highest number of members from a single entity ( Elewana Collection and Cheli & Peacock), for which we won a trophy for the second consecutive year. For the third year running, we had the highest number of new members joining the Sacco from one single entity (Elewana Collection and Cheli & Peacock) thus we won a trophy which we are retaining for ever (The small trophy held by John Wanzala standing in the middle).

The total savings by the members of Elewana Collection and Cheli & Peacock is Kshs 43,450,159.00, and the total dividends and Interest on Savings earned therefrom was Kshs 4,048,317 - as at 31st December 2017, a tidy return by any standards

Elewana Collection & Cheli & Peacock Ltd has a total of 493 staff members (Kenya), so penetration is not even 50% 

We now have representation on the Board of Management of the Sacco and those who have not yet joined, we encourage you to do so.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Taken by Craig McFarlane
 
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