As you can see from the announcement below, all the formal, legal stuff has finally been completed – thank goodness! We are all excited and have lots to look forward to. As you can imagine creating new websites, brochures etc., is going to take some time and we are planning a few launch parties during the year – watch this space.
Liz and I are especially excited, as with the larger team, we now have operational and admin support, and in both Kenya and Tanzania, can focus on the things we love and why we started this adventure all those years ago – food, guiding, walks, bush breakfasts ….. SAFARI !!
I am currently at ITB, and don’t forget that I will be at We Are Africa and Indaba soon – hope to see you there,
Stefano & Liz
We are extremely pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Cheli & Peacock Group of Companies by the Elewana Collection, which received final Government approval at the end of January 2015.
The acquisition will see the Cheli & Peacock properties, namely, Elsa’s Kopje, Elephant Pepper Camp, Joy’s Camp, Tortillis Camp, Kitich Camp and Lewa Safari Camp merge under the banner of the Elewana Collection to form a comprehensive circuit of 14 properties spanning the highlights of Northern Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar.
The table below shows the full extent of the portfolio that will fall under the Elewana Collection:
Cheli & Peacock Safaris will continue to act independently of the Elewana Collection under the leadership of Stefano and Liz Cheli. Stefano and Liz will focus on innovations within the Company to enhance its offering as a destination experience manager.
The merger of the Cheli & Peacock’s Portfolio with that of the Elewana Collection is now underway and we envisage a formal launch of the newly-merged Group by the middle of 2015. In advance of the launch we will provide you with details of any changes that may occur to the booking and reservations process. In the meantime it is very much business as usual and therefore please continue to make your reservations for the respective properties as you currently do.
For the Elewana Collection, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the rates for 2016 and 2017 will be available imminently. These will remain static – for the two years in question – in order to provide some degree of pricing visibility and much-needed stability in what has been a turbulent time for East African tourism.
It only leaves us to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our trade partners and suppliers for your continued support to both Cheli & Peacock and Elewana. We believe that the combination of Cheli & Peacock’s long-standing history and experience of safaris and that of our now enhanced regional product offering will deliver a truly genuine and memorable destination experience for all our mutual clients.
Karim S. Wissanji – Chairman & CEO,
Stefano and Liz Cheli – CEO,
Cheli & Peacock Safaris