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.
For the past 16 years, entertainment-marketing company Distinctive Assets has provided Oscar nominees with these extravagant gifts. For this year's 90th Academy Awards, they wanted to include an incredible trip of some sort in the swag bags for the 25 people nominated for Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Director.
International Expeditions was kind enough to suggest the Elewana safari, a trip that includes Elewana Tarangire Treetops, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro and Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp in northern Tanzania- "once in a lifetime opportunity" according to members of the press, including INSIDER and FORBES who wrote about the swag bags after the Oscar ceremony.
The actors and directors who take the trip will fly between the Elewana camps in our own executive configured SkySafari Cessna Grand Caravan with a private guide dedicated to ensuring the celebrities not only see the wildlife but understand its importance to the balance of the ecosystems on which we all depend.
Whilst the Elewana Collection is delighted to have the opportunity to share our very special #ElewanaMoments and the delights of Tanzania with the Oscar nominees, it is equally important for us to show them the commitment that we make to the environment and surrounding communities.
The origin of the name Elewana is the Swahili word meaning "harmony" — a concept that underpins all that we do and influences the way we deliver unforgettable safari experiences. We look forward to demonstrating this concept to some of the world's most significant influencers.
At Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, the nominees will experience The Shanga Foundation, a social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and homeware using recycled materials. These products are sold all over the world, with the profits reinvested back into the development of new products and further employment of disabled people.
They will also have a close encounter with the Elewana Land and Life Foundation, which works with communities living in or near conservation areas across East Africa. All operational costs are covered by The Elewana Collection, allowing 100% of every donation to go straight to the benefiting communities, schools and wildlife.
We strongly believe that by showing these Oscar nominees not only the beauty of our land, but also the steps that must be taken to protect its critically important diversity, we will be creating important new ambassadors for conservation.