Elewana News Updates

ELEWANA NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2019

Mid-Season is just around the corner – the perfect time to Travel to East Africa
Traveling to East Africa during the month of November is ideal, with lower rates and less people in both Kenya and Tanzania, you can choose from a variety of experiences.
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Over a thousand eggs hatched at Elewana AfroChic Diani
Season one saw an impressive 830 turtles hatch from seven nests and season two will surpass that easily with nine nests holding 1084 eggs, of which 599 have hatched from five of the nests that makes 1299 tiny turtles hatched to date.
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Elewana Collection welcomes Jarryd & Frances King at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara
We are delighted to announce Jarryd and Frances King as the new General Managers at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara. They are looking forward to this new exciting chapter in their lives.
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Introducing the new General Managers at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp
George & Theresa van Wyk have been appointed as the General Managers for Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp.
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Notice to clients wishing to book a balloon safari at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp
We would like to inform our partners that when booking a balloon safari for your clients, kindly be advised that the fee of US$80 for the Mara Triangle is not included.
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Traveling to East Africa for the first time
In our busy world, traveling to a new region for the first time is often an opportunity to explore the world around you at leisure or to embrace the thrill of a real adventure. The Elewana Collection understands this; we provide more than fresh cotton sheets, elegant rooms, and gourmet meals.
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FROM OUR PARTNERS:
Elewana Collection are delighted to announce that Guided Walking Safaris resume in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
We would like to notify you that guests staying at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp and Elewana Kifaru House can once again enjoy guided walking safaris on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
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Save the Date: The Great Grevy’s Rally 2020
The latest photographic census of the Grevy’s zebra will take place on the 25th & 26th January 2020. If you are interest in participating in the conservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra stay with us.
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ELEWANA IN THE COMMUNITY:
Land & Life Foundation hosts the 8th free annual medical camp in the Masai Mara
Elewana’s Land & Life Foundation is committed to provide medical supplies and equipment, free medical camps and staff capacity building, addressing the core priorities of healthcare in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara.
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Impacting our Lives
At Shanga we love visitors as they all leave an impact on our lives either great or small. This month saw us welcoming a group arranged by Edu Tours and what an adventure was had by all.
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TRAINING & GUIDING:
Following his dreams to become a Guide
David Machira joined the Elewana Collection 6 years ago when our Elewana Sand River Camp was just an idea and a dream. David has had one dream since joining us and that is to become a guide. After years of hard work and self-improvement, David is now joining our guiding team.
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SKYSAFARI BY ELEWANA:
10 Reasons to book a SkySafari by Elewana
With itineraries for both Kenya and Tanzania with a variety of departure dates to choose from, Elewana’s intimate group sized safaris combine an exceptional experience with incredible value for money.
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TRADE SHOWS:
James Haigh attends a dynamic Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas
The 31st edition of Virtuoso Travel Week took place this year from 10 – 16 August, drawing 6,515 travel professionals from 107 countries. Virtuoso confirmed that this year saw a record attendance for the event.
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TRAVEL UPDATES:
Ethiopian Airlines Adds New York’s JFK Airport to its Network
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing African carriers, has started three weekly services to John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan.
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Air Tanzania Eyes London Flight Launch
Air Tanzania has secured three landing slot for London’s Gatwick Airport, heralding in the news that they will soon be serving London – Kilimanjaro direct!
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Rising Demand During Migration Period Sees Safarilink add another Morning flight to the Mara.
Safarilink launched an additional morning flight from Wilson Airport to the Masai Mara, landing at various airstrips.
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Coastal – Fly Green
We are very proud of Coastal Aviation’s commitment to working towards a greener tomorrow.
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Kilimanjaro Airport Visa Process Changes
With immediate effect, the process of acquiring a visa on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport has been changed. All guests arriving are now required to:
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SPECIAL OFFERS:

Circuit Discount Special Offer
SkySafari is designed specifically to make it simple for you to book and enjoy the highlights of an African safari in either Kenya and Tanzania and now we have made it even better. Take advantage of this special offer where the first guest in a double room/twin room is at contract rates and the second guest enjoys 50% off contract rate.
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ELEWANA DISCOVERY:
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp listed in ‘Stunning Swimming Pools Around The World’
Relax in a vividly topaz infinity pool in the middle of a remote African savannah. Whether tranquil getaways or a post meeting dip, the assortment of pools in the DISCOVERY collection provides an endless range of refreshing experiences to be admired and appreciated.
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PR HIGHLIGHTS:
Kenya’s star beds offer a feast for the senses
By Mary Ann Anderson
Dallas News
Tanzania: A Family Friendly Destination (Margot Black)
By Margot Black
Go Nomad
Well & Wild – Torn between a chilled spa ’moon and a thrilling safari? Have both with these epic ‘spafari’ trips
Brides Magazine
FOLLOWING THE HERDS:

There have been some incredible crossing this month, as thousands of wildebeest move back and forth across the Mara River, with moments of excitement and baited breath, guests watch as the predators move in and the wildebeest swarm and mass in number, getting ready to brave the murky waters and finally make a dash for the other side.
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A TRIBUTE TO KLAUS:
A Tribute to Klaus Tiedge – Wildlife Photographer
Internationally renowned fine arts photographer Klaus Tiedge, successfully traversed the boundaries between painting and photography, capturing the pure beauty and diversity of the African continent.
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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
Top left: Taken by Taro Croze – Elewana Activities Manager at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp; taken by Elewana Guide Jona at Elewana Tortilis Camp, Amboseli
Bottom left: Taken by Elewana Guide Junior at Elewana Tortlis Camp, Amboseli; taken by Elewana Guide Charles Wanna at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

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