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Elsa's Kopje is located in the heart of the 444 789 acre Meru National Park, sculpted into the Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions.


  • Elsa's Kopje is an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge in the Meru National Park in Kenya
  • Spacious accommodation with a private veranda & breathtaking views
  • Meru National Park is recognised as having more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa.

You should know

  • Elsa's Kopje accepts children of all ages but due to the terrain is not especially suited to families with very young children

The detail

Elsa's Kopje is internationally recognized as one of Africa's most elegant and environmentally friendly lodges.

The camp offers unrivaled views of Mt Kenya in the east and the vast surrounding wilderness. Meru National park boasts a diverse vegetation and thirteen spring-fed rivers that attract an abundance of wildlife, making for an unforgettable safari experience.

he award-winning lodge boasts six luxurious Open-Fronted Cottages that are built around the rocks of Mughwango Hill and feature a large bedroom with double or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with double vanities, bathtub and shower; bathrobes, mosquito netting, writing desk, tea & coffee making facilities, and balcony or deck that overlooks the park. Two of the cottages offer a daybed or extra bed to accommodate three people.

Two of three Honeymoon Cottages offer an intimate setting with their spacious bedrooms, opulent en-suite bathrooms, and their small private decks with outdoor baths. The third cottage is a three-leveled suite with the main bedroom, en-suite bathroom, spacious living room, and a private deck.

The Family Cottage features a spacious main bedroom with a double bed, a second bedroom with twin beds for children under 16 years of age, two en-suite bathrooms, a shared living room, outdoor bathtub, and expansive viewing deck.

The exclusive Elsa's Private House is great for families and includes the main bedroom with a double bed and outdoor shower, second bedroom with twin beds and indoor shower, a shared living and dining room, and a private garden with infinity swimming pool.

The lodge facilities include an open bar, lounge and dining room; an infinity pool with views over the Meru Plains, spa, and laundry service.

Meru is regarded as lion and elephant country but is also home to rhino, hippo, and many rare species which include the lesser kudu, caracal and aardwolf. The park is great for bird watching with over 400 species recorded.

Activities offered at the lodge include daily game drives in open safari vehicles that are designed for comfort and photography, night drives which afford encounters with animals that are not active during the day, guided walks that explore the fauna, flora and smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush, day trips to the Tana River, a visit to the 84 square kilometer rhino sanctuary, river fishing, cultural visits and revitalizing spa treatments.

Elsa's Kopje is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a unique and rewarding safari experience.  

Price includes

  • Full board accommodation, soft drinks, beer, house wines & selected spirits, safari activities including game drives, bush picnics, sundowners, Meru National Park guided bush walk, Meru airstrip transfers, laundry & all statutory taxes (approx 25%) including VAT
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All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
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$ 490 USD
$ 490 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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