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Mantis moves into East Africa with Monarch Group deal

Mantis moves into East Africa with Monarch Group deal

Mantis has partnered with the Kenyan based Monarch Group to develop, manage and market a number of their unique properties. 

This pivotal partnership marks the beginning of a foothold in East Africa for Mantis.

It’s a match meant to be with a fusion of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Both Mantis and Jambo Chester Hotels & Resorts (the current name for the collection of private luxury lodges) are family owned.

South African hotelier and developer of Mantis, Adrian Gardiner is committed to conservation and ecotourism with his passion for tourism firmly set on the African continent, making this new chapter in East Africa particularly pleasing.


“I have had the pleasure of visiting all the Monarch Group properties. 

“Having been involved in the creation of Shamwari Game Reserve and many other lodges and hotels around the globe, I can honestly say that what we have in Kenya is truly iconic. 

“Mantis is privileged to be in partnership with Jared and Tabitha,” noted Gardiner on the signing of the partnership.
Kenyan born husband and wife team Jared and Tabitha Kangwana are eager to enter this new chapter with Mantis. 

“I am very excited about our new relationship with Adrian and the Mantis Collection and look forward to their promotion of our top class products both locally and internationally,” commented Jared as he reflects on this union.