Of course a trip to Tanzania is all about the wildlife, but we want your down time to be remarkable too. The Elewana Collection offers unique and uncompromising luxury in the most spectacular settings. Enjoy the diversity of differing styles of accommodation whilst being guaranteed incredible levels of service, some of the best food in the bush and the most breathtaking places to lay your head each night.
A leafy sanctuary of serenity.
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
On the edge of Arusha, in the foothills of Mount Meru, elegant Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is the ideal place to shake off the stresses of travel and sink into holiday mode. Its handsome suites are scattered amid a working coffee plantation – a leafy sanctuary of serenity. Here, you can relax in your room’s decadent four-poster, by your real log fire or on your private veranda overlooking the aromatic Arabica bushes. You can unwind by the pool or in the spa. You can linger over lunch in the garden, dine on fine fusion cuisine or join an open-air Swahili-style feast. Don’t miss the fascinating tree-to-cup tour around the grounds and visit Shanga, a social enterprise based on site that employs people with disabilities to create quality handmade products – you can watch the artisans at work and pick up a souvenir or two.
- Set in the lush grounds of a working coffee plantation
- Insider bean-to-cup coffee tours
- Home of Shanga, an inspiring social enterprise run by Tanzanians with disabilities who produce arts and crafts using recycled materials
- On-site Traders Walk, the place to browse African arts and artefacts
- Relaxing pool and spa
Relax with a drink or two to watch the wild comings and goings without having to move an inch.
Nights 2 &3
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
With its prime location in a private conservancy on the edge of Tarangire National Park, Elewana Tarangire Treetops offers the best of both. The park’s wealth of wildlife – from big cats to huge elephant herds – is right on the doorstep. But the lodge being just outside the national park means a greater variety of experiences is possible, from spine-tingling night drives to eye-opening bush walks with Masai guides. The lodge itself is like something from a fairytale, with rooms raised on platforms up amid the ancient baobabs and marula trees. Each one is delightfully designed, with natural materials and a modern-Africana vibe, and each has an expansive balcony, looking out across the canopy. The spacious lounge and dining room are built around a mighty baobab, with a busy waterhole just below – relax with a drink or two to watch the wild comings and goings without having to move an inch.
- Best-of-both location in a private conservancy bordering Tarangire National Park
- Magical ‘treehouse’ suites
- Well-frequented waterhole, right in front of the lodge bar
- Bush walks and night drives
- Sundowners on sunset hill and traditional Masa boma dinners
Some 30,000 animals congregate here
Nights 4, 5 & 6
The Manor at Ngorongoro
The Manor at Ngorongoro combines a dash of opulence with easy access to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Set amid glorious gardens and lush coffee fields in the Tanzanian highlands, it oozes old world glamour: think polished-wood floors and antique furnishings, fine dining, billiards and cigars. Each of its elegant Cape Dutch-styled cottages has a private deck, sitting room, open fire and enormous Victorian bath, which will be ready-filled with bubbles, awaiting your return from the day’s adventure. It’s the sort of place you could spend days, taking high tea on the lawn, indulging in the spa or exploring the hills on horseback. But you’ll want to delve into nearby Ngorongoro Crater too. With our special permission to host bush lunches in a private area, away from the crowds, you can picnic in exclusive style without missing a wildlife-packed minute.
- Elegant cottages oozing old-world glamour
- Breathtaking location, near the edge of Ngorongoro Crater
- Exclusive picnics away from the crowds on the crater floor
- Sundowners and spa treatments
- Highlands horse rides and trips to Lake Manyara
Unfettered access to the wilderness on the doorstep
Nights 7, 8 & 9
Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp
Low-impact, high style – that’s Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp. Sitting atop a rocky outcrop, gazing across the infinite plains of the south-central Serengeti, this classy retreat blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Tents, tucked into the bush, have a romantic 1930s vibe but with all mod-cons, from steaming-hot solar-heated showers to personal attendants. Better, they have unfettered access to the wilderness on the doorstep: to Moru Kopjes, a site sacred to the Maasai and home to ancient rock art; to Lake Magadi, a soda lake that attracts a blushing flamboyance of flamingos; and the sweeping grasslands where, come January-March, some 400,000 wildebeest calves are born, attracting huge numbers of predators. The wildlife-watching here is spectacular, and the camp’s specially permitted hill-top picnic site is the icing on the cake.
- Sublime spot in the central Serengeti
- Pioneer-luxe tents, deep in the bush
- Excellent wildlife-watching year-round, plus spectacular wildebeest calving in season
- Top-class Maasai guides and rock art sites
- Exclusive access to the best picnic spot
Right in the heart of the action.
Nights 7, 8 & 9 (depending on season)
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp
The Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp sits in a secluded section of the national park – but it’s also right in the heart of the action. Nestled on the banks of the Grumeti River, which is chockfull of chortling hippos, it’s on the path of the annual Great Migration: from April to July/August and again from November to December, the surrounding plains are ribboned with wildebeest. The camp’s opulent stilted tents, expansive lounge, dining room and sunset lookout have all been positioned so you can dine, drink and relax with wonderful views over the wilderness. And while game drives from here are second to none – there’s the chance to see everything from the Big 5 to over 500 species of birds.
- Prime position for the Great Migration – dramatic river crossings on the doorstep
- On the banks of the Grumeti river, with resident hippo’s making their presence known
- Opulent stilted tents
- Away from the crowds, in an exclusive, secluded spot
- Brilliant Big Five game drives year-round
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