Silver-Level Rating with Sustainable Travel International
We are so proud to announce that, after over a year of application process, we have been accredited with an International STEP certification by Sustainable Travel International. Not only have we received this prestigious recognition, but were given an unprecedented direct promotion past Bronze and straight to Silver level. Altogether five of Elewana’s Kenyan properties have been internationally recognized for their excellent standards of responsible tourism.
Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010 /2011 /2012 /2013
Elsa’s Kopje was hand-picked as one of Virgin’s HIP Hotels, which combine to bring you luxury breaks in the most stunning of settings. Locations that are as unique as they are exclusive. Hotels so stylish, they’re destinations in their own right.
GOLD Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya (2011/12/13/14/15/16)
Elsa’s Kopje has been awarded the gold-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its high level of environmental responsibility and its dedication to the support and integration of local communities. In 2003 Elsa’s Kopje was the recipient of Africa’s first Eco-rating Certificate.
Grand Award Winner – Andrew Harper, 2012
After receiving Andrew Harper’s coveted recommendation and becoming a valued partner of the Harper Alliance in 2011, Elsa’s Kopje was also won Andrew Harper’s Grand Award in 2012.
Eco Warrior Award for Best Lodge – Ecotourism Kenya, 2011
Eco-Tourism Kenya recognizes innovation and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment and supports local communities within those ecosystems.
Best Small Lodge – Kenya Tourism Awards, 2011
On behalf of the tourism industry, Kenya Tourism Federation introduced the Kenya Tourism Awards in 2011. The goal of the awards is to recognize and encourage excellence and good practice in responsible tourism.
Finalist Best Safari Property in Africa and 3rd Place Best Safari Property in East Africa (2011), Best Safari Property in Africa and in East Africa (2010) Best Safari Camp in East Africa (2009) – The Good Safari Guide
With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre. Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.
Best Development – CNBC International Property Awards, 2008
The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement in architecture and design. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.
101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide, 2007
Elsa’s Kopje was named one of 101 Best Hotels in the World by Tatler Travel Guide in 2007.
10 of the World’s Coolest Pools – The Daily Telegraph, 2005
Elsa’s Kopje’s infinity pool was voted one of the top ten coolest pools in the world by The Daily Mail in 2005