With the end of the year approaching fast, the Christmas trees are decorated and there is a festive spirit in the air, it’s time to reflect on an extraordinary year. This was made possible through your support and we would like to acknowledge our Partners and Friends around the world for making this another great year for the Elewana Collection.  Thank you for believing in us and joining us on our journey.

Some of the highlights from this year;

Black Leopard caught on camera in Loisaba

Camera traps captured rare footage of melanistic leopard, otherwise known as black panthers, in Laikipia close to Loisaba. A few months later, a female black leopard was spotted with two cubs, one of which was melanistic. Both cubs are doing well and will soon find territories of their own.

Rare Black Leopard Mother and Cubs Spotted in Kenya

Expanding our footprint in Kenya

After months of preparations and planning the day finally arrived for Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs to welcome its first guests.

A special moment in time as Elewana Elsa’s Kopje celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the beginning of July with a very special guest of honour, Virginia McKenna who joined guests for a number of special events that took place from the 3rd to 6th July 2019. Elsa’s Kopje has played a notable role in the conservation of Meru National Park since it was opened on the 3rd July 1999.

Rare Black Leopard Mother and Cubs Spotted in Kenya
Rare Black Leopard Mother and Cubs Spotted in Kenya

Over One Thousand Turtles hatched this year

This year our guests were delighted to witness 1896 tiny turtles that hatched at Elewana AfroChic Diani.

A number of prestigious awards

2019 condenast traveller rca seal

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with four Elewana Collection properties recognized with six prestigious awards including Elewana Elsa's Kopje at #11 in 50 Best Resorts in the World and #5 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa; Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp at #30 in 50 Best Resorts in the World and #8 in 30 Top Resorts in Africa; Elewana Tarangire Treetops at #12 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa; and Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp at #17 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa.

tourism for tomorrow logo

Shanga by Elewana Collection was selected as one of three finalists for the ‘Investing in People’ Tourism for Tomorrow Awards from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

tourism for tomorrow logo

Five of The Elewana Collection properties in Kenya have been awarded a Gold Eco rating from EcoTourism Kenya and three at Silver level. In addition, all the Tanzania properties received the Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) eco rating in 2019 with Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge attaining the Sapling rating on its first assessment.

luxury travel advisor award

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp made it all the way to the 'Elite Eight' of Luxury Travel Advisors World's Most Instagrammable Hotel Award! The competition was intense with leading hotels from around the world seeded so we feel privileged to be listed amongst the very best.

world luxury hotel awards

Elewana Kifaru House and Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp received recognition in the 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards, attaining Continent Win in Luxury Hotel Best Scenic Environment and Continent Win in Luxury Tented Safari Camp respectively.

worlds best awards

The Elewana Collection is pleased to announce that all 16 properties have been nominated in the Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2020. Visit tlworldsbest.com/vote to rate your favorite Elewana Collection experiences (you can vote for more than one property!)

Once again, thank you for your continued support. Elewana Collection wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season.

Best wishes for the holiday season,
The Elewana Collection