Elsa's Kopje

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 and boasting the most spectacular setting, Elsa's Kopje is the proud winner of the Good Safari Guide's 'Best Safari Property in Africa' award. Meru National Park offers the opportunity to experience a more diverse range of species than in any other park in Kenya, with regular sightings including the Beisa oryx, gerenuk, elephant, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, leopard, lion, cheetah, rhino and the rare greater kudu.

Elsa's - Bush Dinner Game drive Elsa's - Drink at poolside
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  • Emergency medical care

This eco-friendly lodge sits on Mughwango Hill overlooking the Meru plains. Each of the open-fronted cottages is the ultimate 'room with a view' with tasteful rustic interiors, spacious ensuite bathrooms and private deck, all incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside ('kopje'). The camp also offers 3 honeymoon cottages and a private house.

Getting There

Fly into Muwango airstrip and 5 min transfer to 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.

Read what our previous clients thought of Elsa's Kopje

Review of Elsa's Kopje

Glenister & Marian Biss

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…

17/02/2015 Read full trip review

Review of Elsa's Kopje

Clarke Family

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

27/08/2013 Read full trip review

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