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SkySafari and the Elewana Collection together provide the optimal safari experience – quality accommodations coupled with incomparable game viewing opportunities.

Each of the accommodations have been carefully designed to provide a memorable African experience. From AfroChic Diani the jewel of Diani in Mombasa, to the unrivaled views of Mount Kilimanjaro as it rises out of the acacia-laden plains at Tortilis Camp, from Kitich Camp a truly authentic address offering old-fashioned safari comforts, to the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Mara at Elephant Pepper Camp. From the secluded and picturesque Sand Rivers Camp to the Unashamedly romantic, Elsa’s Kopje, our SkySafari guests will encounter a luxurious and diverse mix of Elewana’s award winning camps and lodges.

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Merua National ParkOne of Kenya’s best-kept secrets, Meru combines the sun-kissed open savannah of East Africa dreams with a dark, intensely alice jungle that sprouts alonf the banks of the crocodile rich Tana River. Read More Covering an area of 870 km², it is one the famous known parks of Kenya. It has abundant rainfall, which results in tall grass and lush swamps. The park has a wide range of wild beasts like elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, black rhinoceros and some rare antelopes. Meru was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free. Elsa the Lioness is buried in this park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered on her gravesite. Joy Adamson released Pippa the cheetah in this park too. Dense riverine forests grow along the watercourses surrounded by prehistoric-looking doum palms. There are hundreds of bird species including the Somali-ostrich, the red-necked falcon and Pel’s fishing owl which can be heard at night. The park has lovely views, with Mt Kenya as a backdrop.
Mathews Mountain Forest & the Namunyak Wildlife ConservancyThe forest of the Mathews Mountains, covers approx. 900 km sq, stretched over peaks that rise up to over 6000 ft from the surrounding lowlands of 2500 ft. A vast pristine natural forest, that has been described by the BBC as a “biological bonanza” on a “sky island”. Not your traditional gamedriving country, mass tourism has not visited the Mathews Mountain forest, and Kitich Camp has this huge expanse of wonderland to itself. A refuge for elephant, and of course natural habitat for “melanistic” forest leopard, the forest is not only home to a huge diversity of wildlife, which include rare monkeys, buffalo, lion, bushbuck, forest hog; but is also full of those magical things that are best observed on foot – over 150 species of butterfly, over 350 species of birds, wild forest orchids, and the endemic giant cycad. In 1995, the local community, facilitated by the Northern Rangeland Trust, established the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy Trust, which encompasses the whole of the Mathews Mountain Range, and environs, covering an area of approx. 2,800 km sq. The Wildlife Conservancy is run by community rangers trained and managed by NRT, with radios, vehicles and security links into the Lewa security network. The conservancy ownership is an elected community committee of 13 trustees, with the mandate to develop local health support, administer education bursaries, resolve grazing conflicts, develop water resources, and preserve the ecosystem and wildlife with an organised network of rangers. Kitich Camp is a key tourism partner of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, paying conservancy fees directly to the community and working with the communities at grass root level

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The SkySafari Elewana properties available in KENYA for your trip

  • Tortilis Camp Amboseli

Located in Amboseli National Park, approximately 260 Kms (4 hours) from Nairobi on the border of Kenya and Tanzania.

Tortilis Camp is named after the local Acacia tortilis tree, and is situated just outside the Park in an area of unspoiled woodland, with the stunning backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain omnipresent – Kilimanjaro!

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  • Day Game drives in open roofed vehicles
  • Dust off after game drive in the swimming pool within the lush green gardens.
  • Spectacular Rift Valley scenery and dramatic escarpment views
  • Incredible Bush Breakfast and Sundowners
  • Wonderful massage, manicure and pedicure
  • Visit to local Maasai homesteads
  • Host to beautiful Weddings and Honeymoon

http://www.elewanacollection.com/tortilis-camp-amboseli/at-a-glance

  • Lewa Safari Camp Laikipia

 Lewa Safari Camp is set on the 45,000 acre privately owned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (also known as Lewa Downs,) which lies on the northern foothills of Mount Kenya.

Getting there: – By road – 4 hours from Nairobi.

By air – daily scheduled service (Air Kenya) departs Nairobi Wilson at 9.15 am, arrives Lewa via Nanyuki at approximately 10.30 am – return – departs Lewa daily at approximately 10.45 am, or by private charter from anywhere in Kenya.

One of Kenya’s original ranches, Lewa Downs has been the Craig family home sine 1924 when Craig grandparents came from England and began raising cattle here. Now incorporated in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which includes Anna Merz’ highly respected Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary, the area is committed to the conservation of wildlife and the diverse habitats found on these northern slopes of Mt. Kenya, as well as to benefit the local community by providing employment, schools and clinics.

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  • Day and night game drives, on which guests are accompanied by experienced guides;
  • Guided walks
  • The camp has a swimming pool and pool house
  • Horse riding & camel safaris
  • Visits to an ancient acheulian archaeological site
  • Visits to Lewa’s unique game blinds
  • Excursions to a Maasai cultural boma on Il Ngwesi, the neighbouring community wildlife scheme that Lewa has helped to establish;
  • Educational lectures on the history, development and day to day operation of the conservancy; flights to Rutundu, a beautiful montane tarn on Mount Kenya offering superb trout fishing and where a beautifully rustic lodge provides accommodation for up to ten

http://www.elewanacollection.com/lewa-safari-camp/lewa-safari-camp-at-a-glance

  • Elsa’s Kopje Meru 

Located within Meru National Park (390 Kms from Nairobi) – northeast of Nairobi (7 miles north of the Equator)

 Elsa’s Kopje – is an intimate luxury lodge built and managed to the basic principals of eco-tourism.  It is named after Elsa, the orphaned lioness reared by George and Joy Adamson and returned to the wild in Meru, and Kopje (meaning hill in Dutch/Africaans) for the rocky outcropping it sits on.   Situated on Mughwango Hill at the site of George Adamson’s original camp at an altitute of 700m (2,400ft), it has break taking views of the plains of the park in front and to the foothills of Mount Kenya behind. The landscape and vegetation is fascinating, tracing the lines of ancient landforms created by the series of lava flows off the Nyambeni Hills towards the Tana River many millions of years ago. The different soil ages have created distinct patterns of vegetation from lush thick bush to sparse arid sections, a unique and eye-catching eco-system now crisscrossed by 13 tree lined rivers.

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  • Panoramic natural rock swimming pool (depth varies from 1 – 6 feet)
  • Day game drives in 4×4 vehicles
  • Night game drives (by infra-red lights)
  • Escorted game walks with resident naturalists and local guides
  • Trout fishing
  • Bush breakfasts and sundowners at special locations

http://www.elewanacollection.com/elsa-s-kopje-meru/at-a-glance

  • Loisaba Tented Camp Laikipia 

Loisaba is a remote destination in Northern Kenya. Access by air is on daily scheduled Air Kenya Wilson/Nanyuki – 0915/0955 Hrs (return is daily 1115/1215 Hrs). Thereafter a 25-minute private charter from Nanyuki to Loisaba’s all weather airstrips. Alternatively, a 50-minute private air charter directs to Loisaba from Nairobi. By road is 70 Kms (2½ hours) drive from Nanyuki on the slopes of Mount Kenya (2½hour drive from Nairobi by tarmac road) or a 3 hour drive from Nakuru in the Rift Valley (1½ hours from Nairobi

Constructed from stone, cedar and thatch, the lodge is perched high on the edge of the plateau looking south towards Mount Kenya. The lodge was chosen by Prince Bernhard and Princess Juliana of the Netherlands as the venue to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary together with the entire Dutch royal family.

The lodge is perched high on the edge of the plateau looking south towards Mount Kenya. It is constructed from stone, cedar and thatch

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Sky-bed based walking/riding safaris
  • Day and night game drives in customized open topped safari vehicles.
  • Walking safaris accompanied by traditional Samburu guides, Camel safaris – day or overnight with lightweight fly camp,
  • Horseback riding,
  • River rafting,
  • Visits to local Samburu and Laikipia Masai manyattas, Bird watching, Bush dinners, breakfasts, picnics and sundowners, Tennis and swimming.
  • Painting and drawing (equipment supplied).
  • Helicopter excursions – by the Millennium, a 5 passenger Squirrel helicopter will be based at Loisaba available to guests for tailor made excursions (trout fishing on Mount Kenya, trips to Lake Turkana and the northern deserts, morning hilltop breakfasts etc.) 4 brand new exciting all-terrain vehicles are available for the ranger escorted off-road patrols. Minimum age 18 years old. This can be added to overnight fly camping.
  • Camel and horse riding, driving or walking safaris with local guides including an ‘elephant whisperer’, river rafting, tennis and much more in this wildlife rich and unchanging tract of Africa render Loisaba absolutely unforgettable.

http://www.elewanacollection.com/loisaba-tented-camp-laikipia/at-a-glance

  • Loisaba Star Beds Laikipia 

The two sets of Star Beds are unique to Loisaba. The first and original set are located among a kopje of rocks in one of the eastern valleys overlooking a large water area at Kiboko. The second and newer set is located about 8 kilometers further south on the banks of the Ewaso N’giro River. These are dramatically hung over the flowing waters below and are reached by boat from the opposite bank. These are known as the Koija Star Beds and are part of an exciting new joint venture project that Loisaba has undertaken in partnership with the Laikipiak Masai people from the neighboring Koija tribal lands. Each Star Bed is different and comprises a raised, handcrafted wooden platform semi-covered with a thatched roof. Homemade ‘Mukokoteni’ beds can either be wheeled out onto the uncovered area for a night under the stars, or left under the shelter of the roof

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Sky-bed based walking/riding safaris
  • Day and night game drives in customized open topped safari vehicles.
  • Walking safaris accompanied by traditional Samburu guides, Camel safaris – day or overnight with lightweight fly camp,
  • Horseback riding,
  • River rafting,
  • Visits to local Samburu and Laikipia Masai manyattas, Bird watching, Bush dinners, breakfasts, picnics and sundowners, Tennis and swimming.
  • Painting and drawing (equipment supplied).
  • Helicopter excursions – by the Millennium, a 5 passenger Squirrel helicopter will be based at Loisaba available to guests for tailor made excursions (trout fishing on Mount Kenya, trips to Lake Turkana and the northern deserts, morning hilltop breakfasts etc.) 4 brand new exciting all-terrain vehicles are available for the ranger escorted off-road patrols. Minimum age 18 years old. This can be added to overnight fly camping.
  • Camel and horse riding, driving or walking safaris with local guides including an ‘elephant whisperer’, river rafting, tennis and much more in this wildlife rich and unchanging tract of Africa render Loisaba absolutely unforgettable.

http://www.elewanacollection.com/loisaba-star-beds-laikipia/at-a-glance

  • Sand Rivers Masai Mara 

Sand River Masai Mara takes its name from the river on which it sits. Close to the border of the Serengeti National Park, and within the Masai Mara National Reserve, Sand River Masai Mara is surrounded by abundant game and lies on the northerly route of the spectacular Annual Migration.

How to get there: from Keekerok airstrip : 15km Drive-time from airstrip : 45mins • Thrice daily scheduled Air Kenya flights departing Nairobi Wilson at 08.00hrs, 1030hrs and 1515hrs to Keekorok Airstrip (with minimum number of two pax) • Twice daily scheduled Safari Link flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 09.15hrs and 15.15hrs to Keekorok airstrip (with minimum number of two pax) • Twice daily scheduled Mombasa Air flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 10.00hrs and 15.00hrs to Keekorok airstrip (with minimum number of two pax) • Flight time approximately 1hr from Nairobi (depending on number of stops en route) • Private charter from anywhere can operate into Keekorok Airstrip

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  • Game drives into the Mara wilderness with a professional qualified guide
  • Custom-designed open-sided 4-wheel drive game-viewing vehicles
  • Sundowner cocktails
  • Bird watching
  • Balloon safari

http://www.elewanacollection.com/sand-river-masai-mara/the-masai-mara

  • Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara 

In the Northern Masai Mara on the Koyaki Community Ranch.

Getting there: by road, approximately 6 hours drive

Getting there: by Flying to Musiara

Scheduled Air Kenya flights to the Masai Mara departing Nairobi twice daily at 1000 and 1500

Scheduled Safari Link flights to the Masai Mara departing Nairobi twice daily at 10hh and 1500

 

Elephant Pepper Camp is within the world famous Masai Mara. It is an original bush camp with an emphasis on being eco friendly and being committed to finding a way of life that does not harm the wilderness, revenue from the camp goes back to the local community. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people back to nature, no generator, no traffic, no permanent structures obstructing your view, just the sights and sounds of the African bush. Leave the modern world behind, return to the traditional bush safari camp: starlit nights, campfire tales and hurricane lamps. Cheli & Peacock’s Elephant Pepper Camp is a step back in time but with modern comforts: evenings by the campfire and dinner under the stars are a special feature of this tented camp. The staff are friendly and welcoming: arriving in camp is like coming home. The Maasai Mara defies description: undoubtedly the spectacular migration of Wildebeest and Zebra searching for lush grazing following the rains, stalked by the omnipresent predators, is one of the world’s greatest wildlife marvels. But the migration is by no means the only feature – this fascinating eco-system is home to enormous herds of plains game, the Big Cats and Elephant as well as colourful birds, small game, riverine wildlife and stunning scenery.

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  • Day & evening game drives in custom designed, open-sided, 4 wheel-drive game-viewing vehicles
  • Guided bush walks with resident qualified guides
  • Close to leopard gorge, famous setting for BBC’s Big Cat Diaries
  • Campfire under-the-stars listening to the bush’s nightly soundtrack
  • Visits to local community projects. (Conservancy fees benefit local communities

http://www.elewanacollection.com/elephant-pepper-camp-masai-mara/at-a-glance

  • Kitich Camp Mathews Range

With only 6 safari tents embraced by a dense tree canopy that overlooks the Ngeng River, Kitich Camp is a truly authentic address offering old-fashioned safari comforts. Wonderfully remote, this private camp discretely hidden within a forest glade on the upper slopes of the Mathews mountains is ideally located for all to explore the forest trails and crystal-clear mountain streams.

Ngelai Airstrip is a 45 minutes drive from camp.

Twice daily scheduled Safarilink flights to Nanyuki departing Nairobi Wilson at 08h00 and 10h20 to connect with a private charter

Once daily scheduled Air Kenya flight to Nanyuki departing Nairobi Wilson at 09h15 to connect with a private charter

Twice daily scheduled Safarilink flights to Samburu/Kalama departing Nairobi Wilson at 08h00 and 10h20 to connect with a scenic road transfer

Twice daily scheduled Air Kenya flight to Samburu/Kalama departing Nairobi Wilson at 07h30 and 09h15 to connect with a Scenic Road Transfer • Private charters from anywhere

Road directions available on request

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  • Explore the dewy forest on foot with experienced Samburu guides
  • Close sightings of the indigenous elephant, buffalo, bushbuck, lion & leopard
  • Swimming in cool, clear river pools
  • Campfire under-the-stars overlooking the Ngeneg River glade
  • Sundowners cocktails
  • Cultural immersion with local Samburu people

http://www.elewanacollection.com/kitich-camp-mathews-forest/at-a-glance

  • AfroChic  Diani Beach

Tucked away on the palm-fringed white sandy beaches of Diani is the 10-suite Villa-styled boutique hotel of AfroChic.It is here that you not only experience true Homegrown hospitality, but a personal service for which the Elewana Collection is famed.

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  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • PADI Diver certification courses
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Wind surfing and kite surfing
  • Dolphin safari
  • Camel riding on the beach
  • Golf at nearby 18-hole golf course
  • Spa treatments
  • Exercise at a nearby gym
  • Day trips to: Kisite Marine National Park | Funzi Island | Shimba Hills Reserve | Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

http://www.elewanacollection.com/afrochic-diani-beach/afrochic-diani-at-a-glance

DISCOVERY is about making your travels unforgettable. Let us take you beyond the ordinary. Explore Local Experience awards – unique, off-the-beaten path adventures that reveal the hidden gems of your chosen destination. It goes without saying, your status also entitles you to a special selection of benefits and personalised services at luxurious hotels, resorts and retreats worldwide, to make each stay more memorable.

Each of the camps, lodges and hotels within the Elewana Collection has been carefully selected for their unique accommodations and their iconic locations, providing close access to all the drama and spectacle of African wildlife in exceptional comfort.

From the slopes of Mount Meru to the vast plains of the Serengeti,  the Elewana Collection of Camps, Lodges and Hotels deliver an experience that results in lifelong memories and a ever-lasting love for Africa.

Dreamlike tree-houses, a superlative manor house, a luxurious tented camp, and beach-side hotels kissed by the warm waters of the sparkling Indian Ocean, The Elewana Collection delivers the ultimate African experience.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha/Wilson Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

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