Elewana Collection recognized with four Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards
including Tarangire Treetops At #7 In ‘Best Resorts In Africa’
The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Countries, Cities, Islands, Spas, Trains, Airlines, Airports and Cruises Ranked by Travelers
(NAIROBI, KENYA) Oct. 12, 2021 – Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Elewana Collection properties recognized with four prestigious awards including
- Elewana Tarangire Treetops at #7 in 12 Best Resorts in Africa;
- Elewana Lewa Safari Camp and Elewana Kifaru House at #4 in Top 12 Resorts in Kenya;
- Elewana Sand River Masai Mara and Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp at #7 in Top 12 Resorts in Africa;
- Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru at #8 in Top 12 Resorts in Kenya.
More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next.
“We are very grateful to our many guests and partners who voted for us this year and humbled by the outpouring of their support, especially during this challenging time in travel,” says Kieran Day, CEO for Elewana Collection. “These awards are a positive tribute to the wonderful efforts by every team member at each Elewana Collection property to deliver an unmatched level of personalized service, exceptional experiences and genuine hospitality to our guests.”
Each of Elewana Collection’s camps and lodges has its own individual look, style and feel. Each location allows guests to take maximum advantage of East Africa’s magnificent and varied environments and the astounding diversity of species for which East Africa is renowned. A range of exciting activities offered at each property have been designed to ensure that guests remain enthralled and engaged with each and every element of their safari.
Centered about a Main Lodge – which itself encases a thousand year-old baobab tree – Tarangire Treetops is comprised of 20 rooms, all of which are elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees. Located southwest of Arusha and south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand, the property is named after the Tarangire River that flows through the Tarangire National Park. This vast area offers an array of game including some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa and over 550 bird species.
Sprawling over the rolling plains north of Mt Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a prolific wildlife conservancy of over 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness. Popular with conservationists, writers, photographers and even a few celebrities, it is home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra in the world, diverse birdlife and hosts over 200 Black and White rhinos. Elewana Lewa Safari Camp offers authentic comfort for guests with large, tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, while Elewana Kifaru House is a haven of luxury in the bush, with five charming, thatched cottages tucked away in an oasis of vibrant lawns filled with birdsong.
The Masai Mara is a vast wilderness abundant with a diverse range of fascinating wildlife, rolling plains, and lush forests. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure. Located in the Mara North Conservancy, the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem, Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the great migration.
Elewana Elsa’s Kopje is a boutique lodge sculpted into the Mughwango Hill overlooking the rugged and remote Meru National Park. Celebrating 20 years this year, the property is built on the site where George and Joy Adamson built their camp and released Elsa the Lioness, star of the movie Born Free which was filmed in Meru 60 years ago. With 10 cottages and one private villa, visitors to Elsa’s enjoy all 870 square kilometers of Meru National Park to themselves including a thriving rhino sanctuary, large elephant herds, lion and birdlife and more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.
The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue.