Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has added six
camps in Kenya to its growing global portfolio.
The expansion is the result of two of East
Africa’s most prestigious property portfolios merging, following
the acquisition of Cheli & Peacock Group of Companies by the
The acquisition sees the six 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 Cheli & Peacock Portfolio represents six of
Kenya’s finest safari lodges and camps located in some of the
country’s most iconic parks and conservancies.
Tortilis Camp in Amboseli is best
known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local
elephant population, with over 1000 elephants in the park’s
To experience camping in the heart of the African
bush, Elephant Pepper Camp is in the prime core of the protected
Mara North Conservancy wilderness area.
Elsa’s Kopje, famed for
the breath taking views spanning across the Meru National Park, is
named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy
Adamson’s book and film “Born Free”.
An elegant oasis in the arid
lands of Samburu, Joy’s Camp is located in Shaba National Reserve
and is made up of ten luxury tents.
Lewa Safari Camp has a
stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with views of
Mt. Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north, and the
six-tent Kitich Camp in the Matthews Forest is ideal for
adventurous travellers wanting to explore precious wilderness.
Cheli & Peacock Safaris tour operator will continue to act
completely independently of the Elewana Collection under the leadership of founders Stefano and Liz Cheli.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO
Minor Hotel Group, said, “The addition of the six Cheli and
Peacock camps to the Elewana Collection represents a really
exciting development in Kenya for Minor Hotel Group and our
partners. The expanded Elewana Collection now offers a portfolio
of 14 camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Kenya, Tanzania
and the island of Zanzibar, providing unparalleled African
wildlife-viewing and beach holiday opportunities with an emphasis
on stylish and luxurious comfort.”
The addition of the six Cheli and Peacock camps
to the Elewana Collection brings MHG’s overall hotel count to 133.
In Africa, MHG now has a portfolio of 25 properties in seven
countries across three of its hotel brands – Anantara, Avani and
the Elewana Collection. A fourth brand will be added later this
year when Essque Zalu Zanzibar, which is currently managed by MHG,
is rebranded to Per Aquum. This total also includes Radisson Blu
Hotel, Maputo, in Mozambique, which is owned by MHG. The group
also recently announced the development of two new Anantara
resorts in North Africa – one in Tozeur, Tunisia and one in
Tangier, Morocco, both to open in 2017.
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