Elsa's Kopje Meru

Meru National Park, Kenya

Named after the lioness bought up by the Adamson family in the 1950’s, Elsa’s Kopje is an elegant lodge built into Mughwango Hill, just above George Adamson’s original campsite. Rich in history and incorporating its natural surroundings, this is definitely one of our more unique lodges.

We love how the décor embodies the beauty of the lodge’s rocky hillside location. The infinity pool offers panoramic views of the plains, whilst the comfortable lounge area uses natural materials to create a rustic, homely feel.

There are six open-front cottages, offering breath taking views, an en-suite bathroom and a private deck. There is also one Family Cottage featuring two bedrooms, a spacious living room and an outside bath, as well as one luxurious Private House with two bedrooms, a large dining and sitting room, and a private garden with an infinity swimming pool.

The three Honeymoon Cottages are truly romantic. Two of the suites feature an opulent outside bath built into the rocks, whilst one has three levels featuring a sitting room, a main bedroom, and a small private deck with phenomenal views.

The surroundings and its incredible history are what makes this lodge stand out to us. Made famous by the book and film ‘Born Free’ about the Adamsons’ life with Elsa, Meru National Park is a beautifully unspoilt area abundant in diverse birdlife, and has a rhino sanctuary home to over 70 white and black rhinos.

What's Included

  • Five suites have a double bed, one has two twin beds
  • Private house, family cottage and all honeymoon cottages have a double bed
  • Full board food and drink
  • WiFi
  • Tailored game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Walking safaris
  • Bush meals and sundowners
  • Night drives
  • Fishing in the Tana or Rojewero rivers
  • Visit to community projects and local school
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Child friendly activities

Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £495 / $495 / €535

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