Elewana Launches New Upscale Safari Lodge Collection

Elewana has launched its new “Explorer by Elewana” collection of upscale safari lodges, which will cater to a wider audience through a more moderate price point, besides a wider range of activities in camp. The first lodge, Serengeti Explorer, is slated to open in January 2024; Ngorongoro Explorer will follow later in that year, while Tarangire Explorer is slated to open in 2025.

Serengeti Explorer is located on the Nyaburo Hills, making it well-suited to watch the "Great Migration." The property is slightly larger than the existing footprint of the Elewana Collection with 70 explorer rooms and five suites. All rooms have a private balcony offering the Serengeti views, and configurations will cater to couples, friends, families and groups of all sizes with interconnecting and wheelchair-accessible rooms.

There will be a range of dining options ranging from a chef’s table with an on-site sommelier and an extensive wine cellar, to a boma restaurant offering a bush dinner of African and Swahili signature dishes. Other on-site dining options, including a main restaurant, poolside bistro, bar, deli and coffee shop, will serve a variety of dishes that celebrate East Africa’s farm-to-table culture.

Serengeti Explorer aims to offer guests a fully immersive holiday experience with a plethora of activities aside from the game drives. The lodge will introduce a children’s bushcraft center for families, and an outdoor cinema that will show African movie classics and current releases.

African culture will be a central theme throughout Serengeti Explorer, which will house an art gallery to showcase local talent. Local crafts will also be available for purchase in the retail center. A photo studio equipped with useful technology and an on-site expert will ensure that guests take away their best images from the experience. Walking safaris with experienced guides will also be available. A stargazing deck with an on-site astronomy guide will enable guests to enjoy a galactic night safari under the sparkling African sky.

Serengeti Explorer is built on the site of the previous Serengeti Sopa Lodge to prevent reconstruction from causing disruption to the environment. 

For more information, visit www.explorer.elewanacollection.com.

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