- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Meru National Park
- Lodge size; 8 thatch cottages
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Elsa's Kopje is a luxurious oasis in the wilds of Meru National Park. Elsa's Kopje was named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson in the film 'Born Free', released into the wild here in Meru.
The word Kopje means 'small hill'. Elsa's Kopje lodge blends into the hillside of Mughwango Hill, site of George Adamson's original camp. 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.
At this Meru Luxury Lodge visitors will see a more diverse range of species than in any other Park or Reserve. Regular sightings include Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Elephant, Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Lesser Kudu, Grant's Gazelle, Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Rhino and the rare, elusive Greater Kudu. Meru is famous for its bird life, including riverine and forest species as well as the arid dry country species.
Elsa's Kopje offers 9 stone and thatch guest cottages are crafted around the natural features of the hill. Paved paths, lit by lamps at night, lead from each cottage to the comfortable open bar, lounge and dining room.
There is a sense of space, style and pure relaxation.
Each cottage at is attended by a butler who also waits on the guests at mealtimes.
Dining at Elsa's. The food is traditional Northern Italian cuisine blended with a selection of local and international dishes, fresh baked bread, crisp salads and locally grown vegetables.
The living area spills into your very own private swimming pool. The pool falls neatly into the horizon beyond the Meru plains. Elsa's Private House provides guests with their very own piece of Kopje paradise.
One of Kenya's best pools with a view!
Activities include game drives in open-sided safari Land Rovers, driven by knowledgeable driver-guides, all members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association.
Guided walks are led by a Professional Safari Guide and accompanied by a Ranger. Other attractions include bush breakfasts and sundowners and visits to the Tharaka tribal village on the Southern Boundary of the Park.
Elsa’s Kopje does offer a few suites that can accommodation families with children.
Safari is also a holiday and a rest – a break from today’s frenetic lifestyle.
Elsa's Kopje offers massages for wonderful way to ease the stress out of tired shoulders and backs. As well as manicure and pedicure to compliment those tanned limbs!
- Game drives
- Night Game Drives
- Guided Bush Walks
- Day Excursions to the Tana River with packed lunches
- Visiting the local Tharaka village
- Line Fishing (Catfish and Barbel)
Rates on Request
Rates form part of Kenya Safari itinerary
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits
- Transfers from/to Meru airstrip – Elsa’s Kopje.
- Safari activities including shared game drives, bush picnics, sundowners and guided bush walks.
- Experienced driver-guides in custom designed safari vehicles accompany all drive activities.
- All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
- All flights
- Travel and health insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys
- Park Fees
- Optional Activites