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Elewana Kifaru House opens its doors to individual travellers


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Elewana Collection announced the latest addition to its portfolio, Elewana Kifaru House on the Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy,

With the latest acquisition, Elewana Collection now comprises of 16 luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya.

Previously, Kifaru House was only available for group bookings on an exclusive basis, however from 1 April 2018 visitors will be able to book rooms on an individual basis in line with the other Elewana properties.

Aptly named, Elewana Kifaru House takes its name from the Swahili word for rhino, and is located on an escarpment in the middle of the Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest rhino population totaling 66 black and 62 white rhinos.

Kifaru House features six bedrooms, all located in individual bandas complete with four poster beds and en-suite bathrooms. Guests can convene in the homely main house and relax with a fully-stocked bar and two large fireplaces or enjoy sundowners and dinner under the stars on the large comfortably furnished terrace. Built mainly from materials sourced locally, great care has been taken to reflect the style, character and lifestyle of the Kenyan highlands.

The property also features a heated swimming pool that affords breathtaking views across the surrounding plains, teeming with wildlife and reaching out to Mount Kenya. Massage rooms are also available offering a small but relaxing selection of treatments.

Solar panels are used to generate electricity and heat water, waste water is recycled to irrigate the landscape including a tended organic kitchen garden

James Haigh, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Elewana Collection comments “We are delighted to have been selected by the critically important Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy to manage Kifaru House in addition to the Elewana Lewa Safari Camp. These two properties are fully owned by the Conservancy, all profits and conservancy fees generated by the camps are re invested directly into their conservation and community efforts – we are proud to have forged such a strong working relationship the Conservancy and to be able to contribute to their wonderful work.”

Guests at Elewana Kifaru House are welcome to visit the state of the art Joint Operations Centre and meet the tracker dog team that provides anti poaching support across all of Northern Kenya.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is heralded as a beacon of wildlife conservation that is rightly popular with celebrities, conservationists, writers and photographers. Through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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