Take advantage of these final months to enjoy twice the savings on circuit itineraries when you combine Elewana’s bush and/or beach properties.

Save 20% on bookings of six plus nights and 30% on nine plus night itineraries for travel until 30 June 2023. Applicable to new bookings only and subject to availability. Booking window is available until 31 March 2023. This offer is applicable when combining any of Elewana’s bush and/or beach properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge, and valid for both game package and full board rates. The offer is not combinable with any other special offers and is valid for non-resident rates only.

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Save up to 20% off net contract rates when you book 90 days in advance of arrival. Save 10% off four plus night bookings, 15% off seven plus night bookings and 20% off 10+night bookings with Elewana’s Early Bird special offer.

All bookings must be guaranteed with a non-refundable payment of the entire stay upon booking confirmation. The offer is applicable when combining one or more properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge. The offer is subject to availability and valid until 31 December 2023, with blackout dates from 1st July - 31st October and 20th December - 5th January. The offer cannot be combined with any other special offer and is valid for non-resident rates only.

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We are elated to announce that all Elewana’s 16 camps and lodges along with Elewana Collection in the Hotel Brands category, have been nominated for the prestigious Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards. We would be very grateful if you could help increase our chances of winning an award by extending your vote.

Visit Travel+Leisure to cast your vote before 27 February 2023. You can vote for more than one property and vote more than once.

We very much appreciate the steadfast support from our valued partners and guests, as we couldn’t do it without you! U.S. residents who vote will be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win a 2023 Viking Longitudinal World Cruise II for two people, as well as one winner will win a cash prize of $15,000, two winners a prize of $5,000 cash each and three winners a prize of $1,000 cash each.

The voting process is quick and takes just a few minutes by clicking on the Travel+Leisure website:

  • Log in or register with your personal email address
  • Answer a few quick questions about yourself
  • Select a destination. For example, please choose AFRICA > KENYA and TANZANIA to vote for our nominated properties in Kenya & Tanzania
  • Select the ‘Hotels’, ‘Hotel Brands’ and ‘Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters’ categories
  • Select items to rate in each category
  • Rate items by criteria (only criteria marked with * are required)
  • Once finished, click the ‘no’ button on the ‘selecting more items to rate’ page
  • Survey complete


Safari during the green season offers many advantages to guests, including green season rates for all our camps and lodges.

Game drives are incredibly rewarding, thanks to fewer vehicles and less crowds, allowing guests to enjoy special wildlife sightings and see animals in their natural behaviour amidst the wide-open wilderness. The landscape becomes even more theatrical if rains have recently fallen, thanks to dramatic skies and lush, blooming vegetation, creating a beautiful contrast. The low season is also when many animals and birds give birth to their young and guests can often expect to see new-born gazelle, zebra and giraffe taking their first steps of life. Some will also bear witness to an actual birth on the African savannah. Certain elusive animals are easier to spot during this time, for example the elegant cheetah is most active during this period. The low season is also a fantastic time for bird lovers, allowing them to observe their unique characteristics, including nest building techniques and mating habits.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp safari tent interior

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp invites guests to step back in time to the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown.

Comprised of twelve tented bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and showers, the interiors are designed to evoke the very best of an era long-gone but certainly not forgotten. The property offers incredible access to the annual migration and the opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’, with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi, and the endless plains. Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering. During their stay, guests enjoy game drives, private bush picnics, sundowners, and camp-fire dining.

The camp is a favourite amongst guests and has won a number of awards, including the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award in 2019 and 2020.

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Thanks to the support of Land & Life through his education, Wildlife Warrior graduate Duncan now has a bright future ahead and is excelling in his new role at Lewa Safari Camp. Duncan grew up near Meru National Park, in the Ura Gate Community, a remote corner of northern Kenya; here he attended Ura Gate Primary, a Land & Life supported school where he grew his passion for wildlife and conservation while taking part in the Wildlife Warrior Programme. After school, he received a bursary from the Land & Life Foundation to study Tourism Management at the Co-operative University in Nairobi.

Duncan joined Lewa Safari Camp in 2021 for a work experience placement. A quiet but energetic young man, during his first month he impressed everyone by running the Lewa Marathon without a day’s training. During Duncan's first month, he spent time moving between the lodge's different departments, learning everything from how to do a turndown service to making the best passion fruit mojito. It was his mojito making skills that convinced everyone that he would make a great barman.

Duncan has proved himself time and time again and we are extremely proud of his Land & Life and Elewana journey. Duncan was recently promoted to storeman, a position with great responsibility that will allow him to continue to grow.

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Lion Landscapes is committed to conservation for predators and works tirelessly to protect these critically important animals in the Laikipia region and further afield. The charity currently works on five large carnivore species (lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog and spotted hyaena). The nominal focus on lions merely reflects the importance of top carnivores in a landscape. Lion Landscapes focuses on creating and restoring integrated landscapes where people and wildlife have the space and resources to exist together for mutual benefit.

The charity has recently released it strategic plan for 2023 which includes all the areas in which they operate, but of specific interest to Elewana properties is the commitment to the Laikipia region. The area is of global conservation significance due to its populations of black rhino, elephant, African wild dog, Grevy’s zebra, and Rüppell’s vultures, and is home to Kenya’s 3rd largest population of lions. Laikipia is also home to pastoralist communities who rely heavily on livestock to support families.

Commitments in the strategic plan for the area include expanding the Lion Ranger training programme, expanding the Lion Extension Office network, ensuring that people living in high human wildlife conflict areas receive community coexistence training, giving community pastoralists access to well managed rangeland and developing an ecological monitoring programme that provides data on trends in density and distribution of wildlife just to name a few.

To read in full all the incredible work that Lion Landscapes plans for 2023 and beyond click here

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Pie Aerts will run a personally escorted photography expedition to the Mara North Conservancy and Amboseli this October. Below he gives us a few insights on the areas the expedition will visit.

Tell us about your experience of Elephant Pepper Camp?

Dare I say it, but Mara North Conservancy is my number one conservancy in all of Kenya and Elephant Pepper Camp my favourite camp in the entire Masai Mara ecosystem, due to a number of reasons. First of all, the location of the camp in the heart of the Conservancy is outstanding, in an area with lots of resident wildlife. The camp has a true bush camp feel with ground-level tents and its unfenced, which means wildlife walk in and out during the day and night. You are completely emerged in the wilderness with elephants and hippos grazing literally in front of your tent. On top, the camp has some of the best food you’ll experience in Africa, with a very talented head chef and an amazing shamba that serves fresh veggies and fruits year-round. But perhaps the biggest reason for me to keep coming back to this camp, is the lovely staff. Every single one of them, from housekeeping to waiters and mechanics to gardeners radiate such a welcoming energy. Such a heart-warming team of beautiful souls that made this camp feel like my second home in Kenya.

What is so special about the Mara North Conservancy?

In comparison to the more crowded Masai Mara National Park, it’s located away from the tourist buzz. However, its proximity to the National Park still guarantees an incredible wildlife abundance. In fact, it’s the most abundant place I have ever visited in the entire ecosystem. The Conservancy is well-managed, with a general rule of no more than five vehicles in a single sighting. All camps based in the Conservancy perfectly obey that rule, never causing any harm to wildlife, which is my most important value in picking and selecting partners and areas to work with. This causes peaceful sightings in which you can enjoy the wild in near exclusivity.

What really works well for photographers in this area?

The Conservancy is very well balanced from a vegetational point of view, with a good mix of open grasslands, bushy gorges, and rivers, which make up for an incredible playing field for photographers. The location of the camp in the heart of the Conservancy allows for very early game drives and late evening game drives since you are not restricted to gate opening hours and can maximise on time in the field when the light is at its best and game becomes active.

What was your best wildlife sighting on your most recent trip to this area?

Do you have a minute? Hah, so many I can’t even choose. The absolute best part is that – due to the rule of only five vehicles per sighting and the relative low number of camps inside the conservancy – you’re mostly alone with wildlife. I had countless ‘private’ sightings here over the years, with prides of lions, breeding herds of elephants, cheetah cubs, and even leopards. Especially when you travel in the right seasons, which I strive for with my Photography Expeditions, That’s why I always come in October, after the migration buzz but with wildlife still in full effect. It’s the best season of the year to visit Mara North Conservancy. Imagine, a private leopard sighting in the heart of the Masai Mara, such a unique event! Memories that last a lifetime!

We know you are a fan of Tortilis Camp Amboseli, tell us about your recent visit?

I have a weak spot for this place and have been coming here twice a year for almost five years now. That’s also the reason why – in addition to Elephant Pepper Camp in Mara North – I bring my guests on the same trip to Tortilis Camp in Amboseli. For me, the crossings of big breeding herds of elephants on the dried lakebed of Amboseli lake, is one of the most impressive sights in the entire continent. An absolute spectacle of Mother Nature, in which herds sometimes up to 40-60 individuals cross the lakebed in search of food and water. Tortilis camp has exclusive access to the Kitirua Conservancy, that borders the Amboseli National Park, and that hosts half of the dried lakebed. This means no other people but guests staying at Tortilis will be around, giving you exclusive access to one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in the world, a feast for photographers. Under the guidance of guides, I have been working with for years, I took some of the best wildlife imagery in my career so it’s safe to say that Tortilis Camp ranks amongst my top camps in the entire continent. I haven’t even talked about the incredible staff and the lovely food. Trust me, you come here once, and you will keep coming back forever!

Do you have some advice for amateur photographers breaking into wildlife photography?

Yes, come and join me on one of my privately hosted Photography Expeditions and I will teach you all I know about this incredible profession, and unravel all the secrets about how to make it in this industry. All jokes aside, these expeditions are really an incredible way to learn and grow. They are designed to teach you all I know about how to engage with the wild and how to create and send meaningful stories into the world. The most important aspect of growing as an artist is to make sure your personal and creative identity are aligned. Only then you can truly listen to your intuition and follow your heart. And, as a result of that, you will start creating stories that matter to you rather than to the rest of the world. And when you create art that you care about, it’s much easier to convince other people to believe in the same values and beliefs. So, if you want to push your skills and art to a higher level, come and join me!

Please tell us about your next expedition in October 2023 and what gusts can expect?

I’m hosting a photography expedition in October 2023 to Elephant Pepper Camp and Tortilis Camp for a small group of 6-8 people. In the past 3 years I have spent 60+ weeks in Kenya and I know the country and its people inside out. This has generated an in-depth understanding of seasonality, geography, animal behaviour, photographic opportunities, community living and cultural aspects, and of course wildlife conservation. This combined with 10+ years of experience in photographic storytelling, makes this expedition a unique opportunity to learn. The entire itinerary is crafted around the theme of storytelling, which means I deliberately chose these 2 areas, camps, and guides to work with. We will maximise time in the field and won’t be restricted by gate opening hours. We can off-road in both conservancies so have full flexibility. In between game drives – I will be hosting lectures and there’s room for 1-on-1 tuition as well. It’s a trip that’s centred around teaching you how to tell meaningful stories about the wild and you will go home with an incredible series of images! So yes, all I can say is, get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For more information and to book on Pie’s forthcoming October expedition visit