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Exciting Updates in the New Year with the JG Black Book Collection

With every new year, there’s a new chapter in travel that’s waiting to be explored. And our Collection Members are making that exploration even more fun with new updates and upgrades to their properties. Gaze out to the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean from your own private plunge pool at Azura Quilalea Private Island or plan a trip to Kenya and stay in Elewana Collection’s newest property, Lodo Springs, coming in June 2019. Read on to learn more about our Collection Members and the great offers and experiences they’re bringing in the coming year!

Azura Retreats 

Gazing out at the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean from the edge of a private plunge pool is possibly one of the best ways to spend your time at Azura Quilalea Private Island.  And this year, guests staying in their Kaskazi Villas will be able to do just that in their newly installed plunge pools. Ideally located on the sunrise side of the island, these villas already feature a spacious deck and sun loungers, but we’re certain that Azura’s guests will appreciate having their own private pool to take a dip in after a day of snorkeling or scuba diving. It’s hard to improve on perfection, but with these new additions at the Kaskazi Villas, we know that Azura Quilalea Private Island will remain top-of-the-list for travelers seeking the ultimate private island experience.


Elewana Collection

Elewana Collection is proud to announce the opening of Elewana Lodo Springs in June 2019, bringing the luxury safari camp and lodge operator’s total to 16 award-winning luxurious 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. Service is paramount, with every tent assigned an Elewana Guest Ambassador to serve and cater to every guests’ need, as well as a dedicated safari vehicle and driver and a highly qualified Elewana field guide who will accompany guests for the duration of their stay.

The opening of Elewana Lodo Springs is a testament to 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 neighboring communities, the wildlife, and all Kenyans for the foreseeable future, achieving optimal standards of sustainable conservation. It also ensured Loisaba’s role as a critical sanctuary and corridor for elephants and other wildlife long into the future, as well as providing refuge for one of Kenya’s most stable lion populations and an abundance of other wildlife including Grevy’s zebras, wild dogs, leopards, and cheetahs.