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Elewana Elsa’s Kopje

Elsa's Kopje is an idyllic wilderness retreat situated close to the untamed expanse of Meru National Park. Nine spacious open-fronted thatched cottages blend into the hillside and look out over breathtaking views of the plains.

Meru National Park, Northern Kenya, Kenya
Elsas Kopje Meru
  • Incredible infinity pool

  • Located in a wonderfully remote area

  • Stunning views from each room over the Meru Plains

  • Elsa's Private House is ideal for families complete with its own private swimming pool

The lodge at Elsa’s Kopje has been sensitively designed using local materials to blend in with the surrounding hillside and is located close to the original camp where George and Joy Adamson released Elsa the lioness into the wilds of the Meru National Park.

The Meru National Park is ideal for those looking for something off-the-beaten-track and is well known for its bird life, with riverine and forest species as well as the arid dry country species. Regular sightings include elephant, white rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. The Meru National Park also incorporates a 84km rhino sanctuary, home to about 70 black and white rhino, however finding the rhino in such a large wild area requires sharp eyes and a certain amount of luck!

The accommodation consists of nine open-fronted stone cottages with stunning views over open plains. Each cottage has a thatched roof and en-suite bathroom, with baths and showers built into the rocky hillside.

Children are very welcome and there is even a family cottage, which provides additional space for younger guests to have fun. Elsa’s Private House has been built into the hillside on the site of George Adamson's original camp in ’Born Free’. It sleeps four and is perfect for small families, furthermore, it has its own small swimming pool.

Elsa's Kopje is owned and managed by experienced guides whose knowledge will help provide the ultimate in safari experiences, an experience that will stay with you forever.

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Sit on the pool edge with a pair of binoculars and a book for the afternoon and enjoy the fantastic views and the tranquility of the place.

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Meru National Park, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Elsa's Kopje lodge is found in the Meru National Park and blends into the hillside of Mughwango Hill. Meru is vast with arid, open plains dotted with Doum Palms and Baobab trees and lush vegetation along 13 rivers, like green ribbons, bisecting the Park.

It is an 8-hour 40-minute international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. From the International Airport it's a 30-60 minute drive across Nairobi to Wilson Airport, where you will catch a 50-minute internal flight to the Mughwango airstrip. On arriving guests are transferred by 4 x 4 safari vehicle, just 5-minutes to the camp. Alternatively, there is a helicopter pad which is a 2-minute drive from the lodge. Elsa's can arrange private road transfers.

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