Elsa's Kopje

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Elsa's Kopje is a luxurious oasis in the wilds of Meru National Park. It is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical film Born Free. Renowned for being one of the most elegant lodges in Africa with the most spectacular setting, Elsa's Kopje is the winner of the Good Safari Guide's 'Best Safari Property in Africa' award.

In Meru National Park guests will see a more diverse range of species than in any other park in Kenya. Regular sightings include Beisa oryx, gerenuk, elephant, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, leopard, lion, cheetah, rhino and the rare greater kudu.

The camp is based on Mughwango Hill and blends into the rocky crags of the kopje (small hill). Each of the 9 open-fronted cottages is the ultimate 'room with a view' consisting of a main bedroom, ensuite bathroom (some have outdoor baths) and private deck (except room 3). The camp also offers a honeymoon cottage and a private house.

How to get to Elsa's Kopje

Fly into Muwango airstrip and 5 min transfer to Elsa's Kopje.

Activities at Elsa's Kopje

Day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals, day excursions to the Tana River with packed lunches, visits to the local Tharaka village, sundowners, line fishing (catfish and Barbell) and massage.

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Elsas Kopje Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Elsa's Kopje

Client Score: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Elsas Kopje

Glenister & Marian Biss

4

This was the place I dreaded to go due to the Kopje, however, our room although 26 steps up to it which was a little bit of a hike, if you took it slow and steady and looked at the Hyrax on the way! it was not too bad. The room itself was hidden away from every other room and had fabulous views. In the trees the hyrax would eat and play and might also come into the room - this to us was quite normal, but perhaps other people may not like it very much. We also had a serval cat come in at night! The bar and restaurant ran together and at night you ate on the lawn - all very nice and yet again, the staff made us very welcome. Phillip and Charlie were very helpful and friendly and ensured each guest was enjoying themselves. For us we would have preferred to have eaten all together so one can socialise however, here you ate on your own table. We understand some people much prefer this way. The food was very good and imaginative - we all ate well!! Our guide Phillip, was alright and knowledgeable however Glen and I, to an extent, found him to be difficult to talk to as he was fairly serious not one we would choose again!

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Elsas Kopje

Clarke Family

5

Really lovely - wouldn't be good for anyone who can't manage steps though!

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Elsa's Kopje

All Kenya Itineraries
View from Elsa's Kopje Camp, Mount Meru

Kenya Safari Adventure

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $7,100 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Samburu & Shaba, Meru National Park, Nairobi
Game drive through the zebra herds of the migration - Serengeti

Opulent Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $8,860 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Tanzania
Locations
Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Meru National Park
Baby Gorilla - Photo by Sanctuary Lodges

The Ultimate Primates and Predators Uganda and Kenya Safari

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $13,640 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Uganda
Locations
Masai Mara, Samburu & Shaba, Meru National Park, Nairobi, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo