Elsa's Kopje

Elsa's Kopje

Meru National Park

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Elsa's Kopje

Meru National Park


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Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film “Born Free”. Elsa's Kopje remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with one of the most spectacular settings.

Elsa's Kopje is almost invisible to the eye as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill. It blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), built above the site of George Adamson's original campsite.

The main guest areas consist of an open-air bar, lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains. Little extras include afternoon tea with home-made cakes and pre-dinner canapes served in the bar.

The Park is the driest in the country and the landscape is incredible, with the Parks 13 rivers running off the mountains cutting green pathways through the dry brown valleys.

While staying at Elsa's Kopje there are a number of activities to choose from. Experience morning and evening game drives with highly trained drivers, or it is possible to take a guided walk, try your hand at fishing or visit a local village.

There are 10 en-suite cottages, each crafted around the rocks with a large bedroom, open sitting sitting room, veranda and spacious barthroom with with breathtaking views.

The 2 bedroom Family Cottage consists of a double and twin room, both en-suite, a beautiful living room, large private deck and an outside bath by the master bedroom.

For honeymooners there are 3 Honeymoon Suites overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park. Two of the suites have romantic outside baths while the third suite has three levels featuring a private sitting room, main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small private deck.

Elsa's Private House consists of one en-suite master bedroom with dressing room, one twin en-suite bedroom, large dining and sitting room, private garden and infinity pool.

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Rates Include

All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine and non-luxury spirits; day and night shared game drives; bush meals; sundowners; line fishing; local airstrip transfers; and a laundry service are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



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General Information For Guests

Elsa's Kopje runs off solar invertor batteries and generators, but all rooms have power 24 hours a day for lighting. There are plug sockets in every room for phone charging but all other appliances should be charged in the charging room, which is adjacent to the bar / restaurant. Please note however that the system cannot support hair dryers (but there is one available for guests use in the swimming pool changing room).

Bottled drinking water is available free of charge.

The camp can accept cash, travellers cheques, Visa and MasterCard as a form of payment for any additional items.


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