Beautiful lodge with very special rooms built into the landscape with wonderful views
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Mugwangho Hill, Meru National Park, Kenya
- An elegant lodge with excellent views over Meru National Park
- Explore the Park with a special licence to walk, fish, and do night game drives
- Highly qualified guides with comfortable game drive vehicles
Facilities includeWifi Infinity swimming pool Massage and spa treatments Delicious cuisine
- Game Drives
- Line Fishing
- Cultural Visits
- Boating Safaris
- Guided Bush Walks
- Bush breakfasts & sundowners
Seasons in Kenya
About Elsa's Kopje
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, in one of the most spectacular settings. It is the best upmarket location to view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya.
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. Every cottage is the ultimate ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. Each cottage has spacious double or twin beds with elegantly appointed en-suite bathrooms. The lounge, dining room and infinity pool all have spectacular views overlooking the Meru plains. Elsa’s Kopje underwent a substantial refurbishment in April & May 2014 with all roofs being re-thatched and rooms re-themed with historic images to reflect the Adamson's legacy that is so embodied in the spirit of the lodge.
Elsa’s Private House is a spacious, stylish, exclusive hideaway set slightly apart from the main lodge. It has 1 double room and 1 twin, both with en-suite bathrooms. There is a large private living and dining area, leading seamlessly into a private garden and swimming pool.
Elsa’s Honeymoon Suites, of which there are now four, all with a sitting room, double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, outside bath, deck and breathtaking views.
How to get there
When to go
Green Season: 16th March - 31st May
Mid Season: 3rd January - 15th March, June and 1st October - 20th December
High Season: 1st July - 30th September and 21st December - 2nd December
Elsa's Kopje is closed in April and May.
The camp has a daily set menu.
Breakfast: 06h30 to 09h30
Lunch: 13h00 to 14h30
Dinner: 20h00 to 21h30
Please inform us of any dietary requirements or allergies prior to arrival.
Guests that have booked to arrive before lunch, but do not, are charged for an extra lunch on their day of departure (if they require lunch on their day of departure).
Please note that Elsa's Kopje is situated in a location of minimal malarial risk. Elsa’s Kopje is located in an area of low population density; the cottages are sealed with netting and beds have mosquito nets.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children aged between 0 - 5 years are free of charge if they are sharing with an adult.
A child in their own room will be charged a single room rate.
Children between the ages of 5-17 years pay 75% of the adult rate when sharing.
Children in a third bed between the ages of 5-17 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
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