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. 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.
- Greatest diversity of animal species in East Africa
- One of the best locations to view rhino in their natural habitat
- Perfect for those seeking the ultimate in romance and seclusion
- A birders paradise, with over 400 bird species
At a glance
- 11 Cottages
- Best For 6 Years+
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- Full Board
"Enjoy a sundowner or two from the cool waters of the infinity pool perched on the side of the hill. The views are extraordinary."
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Adventure Holiday to Elsa's Kopje
Hands down an amazing property! The highlight of our trip! We were greeted by staff with refreshments and snacks at the airstrip. Our safari began, literally, on the drive to Elsa’s! We checked 3 of the Big 5 off our list - before we even saw Elsa’s. The property felt like an extension of the surr…Read full review
holiday to Elsa's Kopje
Elsa's Kopje is a charming camp, with a beautiful layout and gorgeous pool. We were lucky to have a wonderful server here as well, Kenoti (Morris), who was caring and attentive. The room/tent was the most impressive of the three, with a large space and beautiful design. It is worth noting that it w…Read full review
Holiday to Elsa's Kopje
Really lovely - wouldn't be good for anyone who can't manage steps though!Read full review
Holiday to Elsa's Kopje
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…Read full review