Elewana’s Land & Life Foundation

Published on July 27, 2016

With the majority of Kenya’s very spectacular wildlife living outside National Parks on private and community land, a strong connection between local communities and their surrounding environment is paramount to the future of beautiful Kenya’s wildlife. Building on this ethos, Elewana’s Land…

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Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania by Karen Day

Published on July 5, 2016

Exceptional accommodations built on the desire to protect the natural resources surrounding them.  By: Karen Day An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong…

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Atlanta to Iceland

Published on July 5, 2016

Jane Behrend just returned from a cruise with Iceland ProCruises. Here she shares some of the things she learned: Tourism to Iceland is booming and we need to remember that it is a relatively young destination for tourism. The country has 330,000…

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Iceland Ranked #1 Safest Vacation Spot in the World

Published on July 5, 2016

The safest vacation spots in the world, ranked by the Global Peace Index. With a dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and glaciers — plus a burgeoning nightlife and restaurant scene — Iceland is becoming a popular tourist destination for…

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Free Time in Reykjavik?

Published on July 5, 2016

Those arriving early in Iceland — or who have time to kill before they fly off after the end of their cruise — might want to spend that free time exploring Reykjavik and environs. With that in mind, we offer our ideas…

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The Quirky History of the MV Ocean Diamond

Published on July 5, 2016

Although she’s called the Ocean Diamond today, the expedition ship that carries Iceland ProCruises passengers across the North Atlantic actually has a long and rather strange history under a variety of different names. She started life as the Fern Bay, a roll-on,…

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Best Places to Eat and Drink in Reykjavik, Iceland

Published on June 30, 2016

Discover clean Nordic flavours in the Icelandic capital, from hot smoked catfish and freshly baked sourdough to waffles with rhubarb jam. Old-school elegance At Hotel Holt’s restaurant, priceless works of Icelandic art hang on dark, wooden walls and a French-inspired menu (think…

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The Grand Tour – Namibia

Published on June 29, 2016

African Profile Safaris with our chief pilot/guide, Jan Friede, in our Luxury Cessna Caravan picking up the stars of a new tv show called The Grand Tour.  The show stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond (previously from “Top Gear” fame….

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Elewana SkySafari – The Parks by Karen Day

Published on June 29, 2016

Flying around beautiful Tanzania on a unique, 8 day adventure. By: Karen Day On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in…

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Gondar Hills Hotel Ready to Rock Ethiopia

Published on June 29, 2016

Our recent site visit to the Gondar Hills Hotel (to be managed by AHA Hotels) reveals that Jacaranda Tours’s new luxury resort in the historic northern Ethiopian city is nearing completion.   Construction on the stone-and-glass main building and 110 suites and rooms…

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Loisaba’s New Tented Camp

Published on June 29, 2016

Literally rising from the ashes of a bush fire that destroyed the original camp in 2014, Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp reopened on May 1st on a spectacular cliff-top location that looks out over the wildlife-rich Laikipia Plains to snowcapped Mt Kenya. The camp…

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The Ultimate Gorilla Experience 

Published on June 29, 2016

Hailed as one of the most intimate wildlife experiences on the planet, Adventure Consults  “Intimate Gorilla Experience” gives travelers a chance to track gorillas and learn more about the gentle giants of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with legendary primatologist and conservationist Dr….

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Elsa’s Kopje in Forbes: The 12 Best Pool Villas to Rent This Summer

Published on June 28, 2016

The Private House at Elsa’s Kopje Boutique Safari Lodge, Kenya Stylish design pervades this camp, which was opened in 1999 by Dr. Richard Leakey and Virginia McKenna, founder of the Born Free Foundation and is part of the Elewana collection of African…

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Focus On: Afrochic Diani Beach

Published on June 21, 2016

Voted one of the top 25 beaches in the world by TripAdvisor Travellers in 2015, Diani Beach is 10 km of palm fringed, powder-white sandy beach lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Protected by a coral reef 600m offshore,…

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Iceland’s Water Cure | NY Times

Published on June 3, 2016

Can the secret to the country’s happiness be found in its communal pools? Article by Dan Kois On a frigid February day in Reykjavik, I stood bare-­chested and dripping wet just inside the dressing room at the Vesturbaejar pool, facing a long,…

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A Most Incredible Rescue

Published on June 3, 2016

The 100th anniversary of one of the greatest moments of polar adventure and exploration lurks just over the horizon — the rescue of Ernest Shackleton and his expedition team from Elephant Island by a Chilean ship Yelcho and Captain Luis Pardo Villalon…

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Next Stop Hollywood? Las Torres Bags Another Video Award

Published on May 31, 2016

We’re proud to announce that one of our promotional videos has captured another prestigious international honor — a silver medal at the 37th Annual Telly Awards in the category of “Best Online Commercial for Travel/Tourism.” With over 13,000 entries from all over the…

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International Silver Eco-Rating for Cheli & Peacock Safaris

Published on May 31, 2016

After well over a year of application procedures, we are very proud to announce that five of our properties have achieved a global eco-rating with Sustainable Tourism International. And not just at Bronze entry level rating, but a direct promotion to Silver…

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Opening of Loisaba Tented Camp

Published on April 28, 2016

After a large bush fire that destroyed the original Loisaba Lodge and impacted much of the conservancy in 2013, the much-anticipated Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp is set to open on May 1st 2016. Perched on the edge of an escarpment on the…

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Thanks to Romanche and Marinelli

Published on April 12, 2016

Australis is also saying goodbye to a couple of its beloved Zodiac boats, a bittersweet parting as explained in this blog by long-time guide Marcelo Gallo: In order to reach the different shore landing points that we visit on our routes, our…

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