At Elewana Collection, each of our 16 camps, lodges, and beach hideaways has its own individual style and charm, offering a completely unique and immersive experience in each destination. In keeping in line with our commitment of providing the highest level of luxury and comfort for our guests, we make sure to carry out periodic updates and renovations. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, soft remodeling or a major refurb, we continually strive to enhance our guest experience.
Our company philosophy focuses on the concept of “harmony” (the root meaning of Elewana in Swahili) which drives our commitment to deliver unforgettable safari experiences. We believe in designing sustainably without unnecessary waste and aim to leave as little impact as possible on our surrounding environment, repurposing materials wherever possible.
Our teams have been working hard over the past few months on important renovations at our camps and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania in order to welcome back visitors with fresh new aspects. We’re thrilled to update you with all the latest info!
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar’s series of 15 white-domed Pavilion guest rooms, set within 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, offer a new, cooler feel for guests. Renovations included structural updates to the guest pavilions to improve the air conditioning experience while white wooden-slatted shutters allow the gentle Indian Ocean breeze to waft throughout, maintaining Kilindi’s ‘open-to-nature’ atmosphere.
Capturing the original essence of the mobile African safari, Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp, remains our engendering nostalgic wonderment that unlocks the adventurous spirit within all of us whilst offering the comfort that allows you to truly connect with the serene surroundings of Serengeti National Park. Visitors to Serengeti Pioneer Camp now have the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled panoramic views across the plains from an immaculately refurbished pool area. Additionally, all wooden decking has been replaced across the camp and the canvas in the public areas has been cleaned and repainted. All wooden stairs and flooring have been varnished and the Makuti has been replaced, resulting in an elegant feel across this luxury quintessentially classic safari camp.
Offering the ultimate elevated experience, Elewana Tarangire Treetops, is a true reflection of living an enchanting dream high up in the trees. Centred around a thousand-year old baobab tree, the public area has been rebuilt with new steel substructures and mninga wood to blend seamlessly into the natural feel of this stunning space, along with a repainting throughout and a re-sanding and re-treatment of all floors. Located in the surrounding treetops, the guest rooms famed for their magnificent views across the Tarangire plains, have been refurbished both internally and externally including the replacement of steel substructures and the entire entrance stairways and decking to improve access.
An Idyll of warmth, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, the perfect beginning and end to any African safari, is now offering a smart new welcome area, enhanced accommodation and improved dining experience following substantial investment. In the reception, roofing sheets have been replaced and new paving has been laid using vividly coloured tanga stone that reflect the hospitable local feel of the lodge. The outdoor pizza oven deck has been rebuilt, resulting in a more relaxing atmosphere and the bistro area also has had a refresh. Additionally, all communal areas were repainted to enhance the cozy and warm feel that permeates throughout this haven for relaxation.
Set against the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, away from the rest, with the best mountain views and full access to both Amboseli and an exclusive private conservancy, Gold Eco-rated, 100% solar powered Elewana Tortilis Camp has undergone significant refurbishments to the spacious makuti-covered guest tents. Consistent with the natural colour palette of the camp, soft furnishings and natural textures add a fresh new feel and the large polished stone floor verandahs allow you to enjoy the majestic views in comfort and privacy. Other noteworthy improvements include; a shamba renovation, new guide tent and road and parking enhancements, as well as a new electric fence.
High-design but low-impact, the beautifully styled Elewana Elsa’s Kopje is built round a granite hill, with each cottage carefully crafted within the rocks, natural curves and trees offering the most undisrupted views of authentic African landscape. Natural textures abound, the lofty thatched ceilings have been reconstructed in the main area, allowing light to flood in, maximising views and adding a fresh and contemporary feel. Elsa’s main lounge is a place to meet, relax, socialise and take in the breathtaking view. A lovely new cabro driveway has also been laid with the help of the entire team who worked tirelessly to get this completed and ready in time to welcome our guests back.