Karim S. Wissanji – Chairman & CEO, Elewana Collection, and Stefano and Liz Cheli – CEO, Cheli & Peacock Safaris, 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 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. The trade will be provided with details of any changes that may occur to the booking and reservations process in good time. In the meantime it is very much business as usual, therefore please continue to make your reservations for the respective properties as you currently do. The 2016 and 2017 rates for the Elewana Collection 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.