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.

Gold Eco-Rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya 2015/16

In 2015 and again in 2016, Tortilis Camp was recognised with a prestigious Gold-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya for its best practices in environmental responsibility and local community support.

Silver Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya 2011/12/13/14

Tortilis Camp has been awarded the Silver-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.

Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010/11/12/13

Tortilis Camp 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.

Best Small Lodge – Kenya Tourism Awards, 2012

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.

Nominee Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge
World Travel Awards, 2008/09/10/11/12

The World Travel Awards scheme serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Finalist Best Eco Property, Best Safari Cuisine & Best Safari Guiding Team – The Good Safari Guide, 2011

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.

World’s Best Awards Top 100 – Travel & Leisure Magazine – 2007/08/09/10/12

The T&L World’s Best Awards highlight the World’s 100 top-ranked hotels as voted by thousands of Travel & Leisure readers on an annual basis.

500 World’s Best Hotels – Travel & Leisure Magazine – 2008/09/10/11/12

The T&L 500 Best Hotels List is a compendium of the 500 top-ranked hotels worldwide, voted by thousands of Travel & Leisure readers on an annual basis.

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2005/06/08 – Best for Service in Africa

When it comes to those crucial choices in travel, there is only one thing that literally sets the gold standard, and it’s Condé Nast Traveler. The Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality, no matter how far-flung. It’s newsy, too, highlighting impressive newcomers and discerning trends.

Tourism for Tomorrow Award – British Airways, 1996

The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are one of the world’s highest accolades in the Travel & Tourism industry. They are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry worldwide.