Minor grows safari resort portfolio in Africa

Following the acquisition in Africa of Cheli & Peacock Group of Companies by its Elewana Collection, Minor Hotel Group (MHG), Bangkok, has added six safari camps in Kenya to its portfolio.

The move forms a comprehensive circuit of 14 properties spanning the highlights of Northern Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar. The merger offers operators and agents a seamless experience when booking these markets.

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 MHG’s Elewana Collection.

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 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.

Cheli & Peacock Safaris tour operator will continue to act completely independently of the Elewana Collection under the leadership of founders Stefano and Liz Cheli, who will focus on innovations within the company to enhance its offering as a destination experience manager.