Kilindi & AfroChic – Stay Longer but Pay Less

kilindi zanzibarElewana’s jewels of the Indian Ocean, Kilindi Zanzibar and AfroChic Diani Beach, are both celebrating the New Year by extending their ‘Stay Longer - Pay Less’ special offers into 2013.

Kilindi Zanzibar is not only offering special 'Stay Longer, Pay Less Offers' for stays of 10 and 7 days, but now, due to popular demand, extending their short stay offer – ‘Stay 4 nights, Pay for only 3’ until December 15th 2013.

AfroChic Diani Beach is also offering a similar series of special rates including :

  • ‘Stay 4 nights, Pay for 3 only’
  • ‘Stay 8 days, Pay for 6 only’
  • ‘Stay 16, pay for 12 only’

These rates at AfroChic are valid until 30th June 2013.

Both offers are not combinable with any other offers. For more details on these offers or any other information regarding AfroChic and Kilindi, please contact us at

The Head of the Migration Arrives at Serengeti Pioneer Camp


The recently opened Serengeti Pioneer Camp, the latest addition to the Elewana Collection family of bush camps, has just been visited by the annual migration for the first time.

Recent guests at Pioneer Camp witnessed first-hand thousands of zebra and wildebeest passing close by in a spectacular example of the wonder of the annual migration of over 2 million animals.

One such guest, David Campbell from Scotland commented,

"…to see and hear the animals on their epic journey north is a truly amazing sight. Our Camp is so well located with incomparable viewing and vantage points, it is a veritable theatre of entertainment for anyone who wishes to be up close to the fauna of the Serengeti."

This 12-tented camp – which includes one family tented double room suite – affords dramatic views across the Serengeti plains, Lake Magadi and the Moru Kopjes. Elewana’s two camps within the Serengeti – Serengeti Migration Camp being the second further to the north - now allow up to 90% coverage of the National Park, thereby reducing drive times, improving access and maximising the game-viewing experience for all who visit.

For more details on Serengeti Pioneer Camp, please contact us at

Sand River Masai Mara to Open July 1st 2013

The long-awaited and highly anticipated arrival of Elewana Collection's first bush camp in Kenya is almost at an end. Sand River Masai Mara - located alongside the river and within the game reserve from which the Camp has taken its name - is to open its 'doors' on Jult 1st 2013.

Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.

Sand River Masai Mara will continue to demonstrate all the qualities that have made the Elewana Collection the premier choice in East Africa. With carefully crafted interior designs, exceptional standards of service, and a sublime and carefully chosen location providing optimal access to the wildlife, Sand River Masai Mara Camp will surely become the standard to surpass.


Sand River Masai Mara is delighted to offer a 'Special Opening Promotional Rate'.
Stay for 3-consecutive nights at Sand River Masai Mara
& you can either experience your 3rd night at 50% off*
Or enjoy 1 free night at AfroChic Diani Beach**.
*Excludes camping and park fees. ** Minimum stay 2 nights.
This offer is subject to availability and is not combinable with any other current offer. This offer is valid until December 19th 2013. Normal STO rates and conditions apply.

For more details please contact

Up, Up and Away in a Beautiful Balloon

tarangire balloon safari

What better way to see the beauty and tranquility of the African wilderness than from a balloon drifting across the awakening bush?  

In addition to the ballooning offered by ABS balloons at the famous Tarangire Treetops (information available via our website Elewana Collection is also pleased to announce that starting from June 2013 it will be possible to book a hot air ballooning experience within the Serengeti.

This service, provided by Adventure Aloft, will also include transfers to and from the property at Serengeti Migration Camp, a delicious open-air breakfast post flight, and a certificate to take away to prove to friends and loved-ones that you were lucky enough to float across the most dramatic wildlife park in the world.  

For more details on prices and timings, please contact us at

Online Booking for Elewana

kilindi bookingElewana Collection is delighted to announce that a new online booking service for both Kilindi Zanzibar and AfroChic Diani Beach is now available.

This new booking engine allows Elewana’s trade partners to access their STO rates, thus enabling fast and effective booking solutions with no delay caused by international time zones.

A simple application process is required in order for Elewana’s trade partners to see these contract rates, as the rates that are currently visible are those of Elewana’s published rates. The booking engine not only includes all rate offerings for accommodation, but also a wealth of enhancements such as dining options, spa treatments, transfers and excursions.  

For more details on our booking engine, please contact us at

Arusha Coffee Lodge’s Chefs Winning Our Hearts

chefs challengeThe first ever ‘Chefs Challenge’ in the Northern Circuit was held on the 24th November at the VETA Hotel and Tourism Training Institute. The competition, judged by five industry professionals from within the Tourism sector in Tanzania, was won by Dominic Axweso, a chef at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Second place was taken by two more of Arusha Coffee Lodge’s culinary team, Edwin Martin and Joseph Sule. Another of Arusha Coffee Lodge’s chefs also placed fourth, ending a highly successful and enjoyable event.

The top four placed winners will now go to Dar es Salaam for the finals and we look forward to reporting on yet another successful event for the chefs from Arusha Coffee Lodge.

For more details on this story, please contact us at

Simply The Best - AfroChic Diani Beach Wins Prestigious Trip Advisor Award

travellers choice 2013AfroChic Diani Beach, the jewel of the south Kenya coastline, has received three accolades including the ‘Best Small Hotel in Kenya’, an award based solely on guests' reviews posted on Trip Advisor.

Stephan Meves, General Manager of AfroChic Diani Beach, was delighted to hear that these acknowledgements have been given to the hotel.

"It is wonderful to receive any recognition for all the hard work and dedication. But it is even more rewarding when that recognition comes from those whom we look after, our guests. We are thrilled and overjoyed at this award and we only hope that we continue to strive to exceed our guests' expectations for years to come."

The hotel was also recognized as being in the ‘Top 5 Hotels for Service in Kenya’ and runner up in the ‘Best Luxury Hotel in Kenya’ category.

Should you require more information regarding this story, please contact

Inspirational Offers at Kilindi Zanzibar

Elewana is delighted to announce a series of inspirational offers now available at Kilindi - the best address on the idyllic spice island of Zanzibar.

Kilindi, nestled in 50 acres of lush tropical gardens and adjacent to the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, is comprised of 20 eastern-styled Pavilions, all of which provide private and secluded accommodations for their guests. This iconic and magical hotel is theideal retreat for honeymooners and couples who wish to take a step back in time to sample the mystery and magic that is Zanzibar.

View these Inspirational Offers

Additional 10% Commission

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I stayed at Kilindi in November 2011, I am a Pure Zanzibar agent, and can safely say I have never seen anything quite like it, along with being hugely impressed.

More Reviews On Trip Advisor

10-percent-commission2011 has been an excellent year for Kilindi Zanzibar, with recognition being achieved in numerous areas including Brides, CNN and Conde Nast, and at the recent shows of Pure in Marrakech and at WTM in London. We have also been blessed with excellent guest reviews many of which can be seen live on Trip Advisor.

We would like therefore to thank all of our partners who have supported Kilindi Zanzibar in 2011 by offering an additional 10% on all contracted commission rates for all new bookings in January, February, and March of 2012*.

We sincerely hope that this additional increase on commissions helps continue the magnificent work that has already been done in introducing Kilindi Zanzibar's iconic property to all of our partners' discerning clients.

This offer is combinable with all other offers that are presently online.
Please click here to see all the current Kilindi offers

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a successful 2012.

Never has it been such a good time to visit Kilindi Zanzibar.


*Applies to new bookings only.
For full details please contact us at or call us on: +255 785 555 041

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