TripAdvisor is the largest social travel website in the world, with 730 million reviews of hotels, restaurants, attractions and travel-related businesses, covering over eight million listings. Millions of travelers have voted on TripAdvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards for the best destinations in Africa of which we are delighted to say that The Elewana Collection has properties in two of the top ten locations, Arusha was ranked as number seven and Zanzibar was ranked as number two.

Arusha #7

Arusha is a city in north eastern Tanzania located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru therefore making it the ideal place to start and end a safari in Tanzania.

Situated on the fertile grounds of a coffee plantation, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary right on the doorstep of Arusha city.  The lodge is made up of a main area incorporating a spa, swimming pool, restaurant and a café bistro. The 30 plantation rooms and suites have views of the surrounding gardens. 

Guests can partake in a coffee tour, showing the process that brings a coffee bean from 'tree to cup'. The tour culminates in an all-important tasting of the farm's coffee blends. Guests can also visit Traders Walk, a collection of 5 on site boutiques including Shanga, run by Tanzanians with disabilities who produce beautiful arts and crafts. There is a Tanzanite Centre and the Soko Giftshop that is stocked with all sorts of wonderful gifts. Finally relax at Kahawa, a Coffee shop with freshly brewed coffee and delicious home-baked cakes.

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge TripAdvisor ranking: #9 of 278

Zanzibar #2

The name Zanzibar is synonymous with images of pristine white sandy beaches, and alluring azure waters. The coastline is laced with winding creeks and mangroves, interspersed by these heavenly beaches. Other than its renowned beaches and ocean, Zanzibar’s major attraction is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time has stood still here, as the white-washed stone buildings, winding alleys and local people exist as they have done for centuries. It is known for its cultural heritage, a still-living and breathing testament to the historical era of the spice and Arabic slave trade.

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is set in a picturesque tropical garden with a secluded beachfront, the 15 luxurious Pavilion suites embrace wide-arched glassless windows affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. Each villa has its own private plunge pool and is tended to by its own Guest Ambassador. There is a delightful spa offering an extensive array of treatments to satisfy your every need.

Guests can enjoy day boat trips, scuba and snorkelling to get a glimpse of the dolphins, copious fish and vivid corals that thrive in Zanzibar’s waters. Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site, and a place where history still lives. The stone buildings, meandering alleyways, and markets still existing as they have done for centuries make for a fascinating day of exploring.

Elewana Kilindi TripAdvisor ranking: #1 of 10

All sixteen Elewana Collection properties are listed on TripAdvisor, receiving over 1,000 reviews per annum of which Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara and Elewana Tarangire Treetops receive the most reviews. Ten of the Elewana properties are in the top ten for the listings in East Africa and our average review is 5 stars.