Elewana News Updates

ELEWANA NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2019

Mid-Season is just around the corner and travelling to the Indian Ocean is ideal
A holiday on the East African coast is idyllic year round – but the months of October and November offer beach goers wonderful privacy with less people around and properties offering reduced rates.
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New properties joining Travel Leaders Select in 2020
We are pleased to confirm that both Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru and Elewana The Manor were recently invited to join Travel Leaders Select for 2020.
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Elewana Collection appoints new GM at Elewana Kifaru House
We are delighted to announce that Phoebe Belcher has been appointed as General Manager at Elewana Kifaru House.
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FROM OUR PARTNERS:
Getting involved in Lion Conservation at Loisaba Conservancy
Lions are in trouble. Their population in Africa is estimated to have almost halved in the past 20 years, with as few as 20,000 estimated to be remaining across the entire continent.
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Loisaba Conservancy conducts largest collaring in history to conserve Kenya’s endangered Reticulated Giraffe
Recently discovered to be a unique species rather than a subspecies, reticulated giraffe (Giraffa reticulata) populations have declined drastically in just the past 30 years.
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Polka dot Zebra Spotted in the Masai Mara
A rare and unique sighting that has been seen in the Masai Mara this month, which has caused quite a stir globally – a melanistic zebra foal.
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Rangers of the year 2019
Shinini Simel and Lerumbe Kaaya are two dedicated and outstanding people working for the Honeyguide organisation. Both of them have been working most of their lives as rangers.
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ELEWANA IN THE COMMUNITY:
The Land & Life Foundation team go that extra mile for their students
The PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) is a hugely important part of a Tanzanian child’s life.
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Sign Language celebrated at Shanga
Why isn’t sign language taught in every school? At some point in our lives we will meet someone who is deaf.
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TRAINING & GUIDING:
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp kicks off Responsible Tourism Training
All staff working at the Elewana Collection properties in Tanzania will be undergoing Responsible Tourism Training over the next few weeks. The first to undergo the training sessions, were the staff at Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp.
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TRAVEL SHOWS:
PURE Experiences delivers exceptional event
This year was the dawn of an exciting new era for PURE Life Experiences. A community of like-minded travel mavericks raised the bar every step of the way.
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Elewana Collection will be taking tourism to greater heights at MKTE
The Kenya Tourism Board is to host the 9th edition of MKTE from the 02 – 04 October 2019 at the KICC in Nairobi for the African gathering of the trade.
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SKYSAFARI BY ELEWANA:

Luggage Guidelines for those booking a SkySafari by Elewana
SkySafari is designed specifically to make it simple for you to book and enjoy an African safari holiday to Kenya and Tanzania, leaving you with time to relax.
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TRAVEL UPDATES:
Kenya’s Premier Beach and Bush Airline joins the African Airline Association
AFRAA, the Nairobi based African Airline Association, has confirmed that Kenya’s Safarilink, based at Wilson Airport, has joined the association.
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SPECIAL OFFERS:

Take advantage of our Stay 3 Nights at the Beach and Only Pay For 2
Enjoy staying three nights at either Elewana AfroChic Diani or Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar and only pay for two nights. Valid for travel from 01 November 2019 to 31 May 2020 (Excludes Festive Season).
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ELEWANA DISCOVERY:
15 Million Thanks’ Sweepstakes
We’re celebrating more than 15 MILLION members around the world that make up the DISCOVERY programme! So for each completed stay during September and October, you will be entered for a chance to win a five night stay at the DISCOVERY property of your choice.
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In Support of Conservation
The Elewana Collection is proud to Collaborate with Photographer David Yarrow in the Launch of his new Book
We are delighted to support David Yarrow, a long-time advocate for Elewana Collection, in the launch of his new book which supports the Conservation trusts – Tusk and WildAid.
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PR HIGHLIGHTS:
28 loos with views: These are some of the most scenic hotel bathrooms in the world
By Ramsey Qubein
USA Today
How to Tell If You Need Travel Insurance Based on the Type of Vacation
By Ramsey Qubein
Frommer’s
Tight on Vacation Days? Cut Down On Driving Time With A Luxury African ‘SkySafari’
By Suzie Dundas
Forbes
FOLLOWING THE HERDS:

Once the wildebeest herds turn to head north, they do not simply head straight for the Masai Mara then head south again, but linger criss-crossing back and forth across the Mara River – it is not a single mass movement, but more a chaotic gathering.
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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
Top left: Taken by Taro Croze – Elewana Activities Manager at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp;
Bottom left: Taken by Elewana guest Martin Tyler at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp;
Right: Taken by Alison Mees – General Manager at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara

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