Africa: Elewana Lodo Springs to open in Kenya next year
Elewana Collection is proud to announce it will open Elewana Lodo Springs in June.
The move will bring the total number of properties offered by the brand to 16 camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya.
The new high-end tented property will complement the existing product located in Loisaba Conservancy including Loisaba Tented Camp and the Loisaba Star Beds.
The announcement underpins Elewana Collection’s dedication to conservation in northern Kenya and its position as one of the largest sustainable tourism operators in East Africa.
Designed by renowned architects Chris Payne and Jan Allen with landscape architecture by Jo Silvester, Elewana Lodo Springs will offer an ultra-private experience with just eight individual, spacious tented rooms with impressive views that reach across the magical landscape of northern Kenya stretching out to Mount Kenya.
Karim Wissanji, chief executive of Elewana Collection, speaks passionately of Elewana Lodo Springs.
He said: “Elewana Lodo Springs is a different kind of bespoke safari experience – it has been created to speak to the discerning well-seasoned high-end traveller who has come to expect responsible conservation practices without forgoing luxury and privacy.
“Beyond this, the opening of Elewana Lodo Springs is a testament to Elewana’s commitment to sustainable conservation across East Africa.”
The opening of Elewana Lodo Springs is a result of the success of the 56,000-acre Loisaba Conservancy, which was purchased by the Nature Conservancy in 2015.
The purchase secured the land to ensure that the Conservancy delivers vital benefits and support for neighbouring communities, the wildlife, and all Kenyans for the foreseeable future, achieving optimal standards of sustainable conservation.
Matthew Brown, Africa director for the Nature Conservancy, added: “The vibrant grasslands of northern Kenya are home to elephant, zebra, giraffe, lions and local livestock herders.
“The Nature Conservancy, Elewana and Loisaba Conservancy have partnered to create Elewana Lodo Springs, the newest and most exciting tourism experience that will generate local jobs and help contribute to critical wildlife and habitat protection.
“Personally, I find it really exciting that every visitor will be contributing to global species conservation and local livelihoods.”