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."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Guided Walking Safari
Take a journey through Elsa's Kopje to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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Our honeymoon was the trip of a lifetime! It was beyond our expectations, and we will remember this amazing trip forever. Traveling during the pandemic was interesting, and we had some last minute changes, but we also had some amazing upgrades and experiences that we would not have had otherwise. …Read full review
Honeymoon to Kenya & Tanzania
It's difficult to put into words what this trip meant to us. Both of us being on the front lines of the pandemic, having to postpone the trip and change our entire itinerary once meant that we were more than ready to take our honeymoon. This trip far exceeded either of our expectations. The sights …Read full review
Honeymoon to Kenya & Tanzania
This was a once in a lifetime kind of trip that we are going to have to somehow repeat! The team at Mahlatini really worked hard for us throughout the planning process, exceeded our trip expectations, and worked diligently when we actually had to push our Honeymoon out a full year because of COVID …Read full review