• Elsas Kopje
  • Elsas Kopje view from camp
  • Elsas Kopje game drive
  • Elsas Kopje pool
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Elsas Kopje

Elsa's Kopje is located in Meru National Park, on the site of George Adamson's original campsite. A beautiful luxury lodge.


  • Your own cottage with spectacular views
  • Witness the varied wildlife of Meru
  • Visit the 84sq km rhino sanctuary
  • Delicious cuisine
  • Relax in the swimming pool and spa

Elewana Elsa's Kopje is set in the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park. Named after Elsa the lioness of 'Born Free' fame, the lodge is invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje and was built on top of George Adamson's original campsite. Due to the remoteness of the locations, as a guest at Elsa's you feel as though you have the entire park to themselves. 

The peak of Mughwango Hill where the lodge is located looks down over the park giving a full 360 degree view of the plains and volcanic landscape.

There are 6 individually built open plan cottages, comprising 5 doubles and 1 twin that can be configured as a double. Each has a bedroom, en-suite bathroom and either a deck or sitting room with views over the plains. Additional accommodation is provided by the family cottage and honeymoon suites. The family cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, both en-suite plus an outdoor bath, a lounge and a private deck. There are 3 honeymoon suites, 2 with outdoor bathtubs and the other built on 3 floors and including a sitting room, double bedroom, ensuite bathroom. and small veranda.

Elsa's Private House offers further accommodation with en-suite 2 bedrooms, 1 dressing room, an open plan dining and living room, private garden and infinity pool. It can sleep up to 6 with 2 extra beds for children under 16 years of age.

Elsa's Kopje has an open bar area, lounge and dining room where guests can relax. The beautiful infinity pool overlooks the Meru plains. While here you can treat yourself to a soothing massage or pampering beauty treatment.

Activities available here include game drives in 4x4 landcruisers specifically designed for comfort and photography, night (pre-dinner) game drives and guided bush walks. The wildlife is amazingly diverse with many plains game and predators and over 400 species of birds. The scenery is varied, too, including forests, streams and open plains. The rhino sanctuary offers a rare opportunity to view these animals at close range. Fishing excursions and visits to the local Tharaka village can be arranged. Bush breakfasts and sundowners with spectacular views are always popular with guests. Massages and spa treatments are provided.

In 2015 Elsa's Kopje became part of the Elewana Collection of lodges and camps in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Elsas Kopje

Elsas Kopje

Elsa's Kopje is located in Meru National Park, on the site of George Adamson's original campsite. A beautiful luxury lodge.

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