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Tanzania’s Dynamic Duo: Elewana Tarangire Treetops and Randilen WMA

With properties in some of the most biodiverse areas on the continent, the Elewana Collection embraces the responsibility of helping to protect the wildlife in the surrounding habitats. Elewana Tarangire Treetops is located on a private 312 km Wildlife Management Area (WMA) adjoining Tarangire National Park, called Randilen. The property is one of the largest contributors to the conservation projects of Randilen Wildlife Management Area, administered by the Honeyguide Foundation.

With the growing population, it has become even more important to support Wildlife Management Areas like Randilen, encouraging communities to live in harmony with wildlife in a sustainable way. The communities in the area benefit in a number of ways from conservation efforts, as they receive crop protection, grazing plans for their livestock and support with education and healthcare clinics. In addition, they receive a percentage of the revenue made so they understand the value of preserving the area. The partnership is a ‘win win’ for all involved – the Randilen communities benefit financially as well from additional support, while the WMA and Elewana Tarangire Treetops further their objectives to develop sustainable tourism, and equally important, the wildlife in the area are protected.

The WMA work with the local communities to protect the animals and to preserve the land for the next generation. Protected areas were not large enough to encompass the eco-systems that existed. The growing population encroaching more and more into wild areas has restricted wildlife movement patterns considerably. The need for WMA is more necessary than ever, so wildlife can migrate across various habitats as they follow the life-giving rains in search of food and water.

The WMA provides Elewana Collection with a unique opportunity. By supporting the Randilen Community Elewana Tarangire Treetops is conveniently positioned in one of the most beautiful areas, with a diverse eco-system of riverine forest and mixed woodland, including the magnificent baobab that dominate the landscape. The camp offers exclusive activities that cannot be enjoyed in other areas, such as guided bush walks, night games drives and the freedom to get closer to nature when exploring this stunning wildlife area. By staying at Elewana Tarangire Treetops, visitors contribute to maintaining the Randilen WMA and thereby complete the cycle and reinforce the benefits of sustainable tourism for all.