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Elsa's Kopje


Elsa's Kopje: Private House

Elsa's Kopje: Private House

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Elsa’s Kopje is named in honour of the eponymous lioness portrayed in the film, ‘Born Free’, and the lodge is built just above the site of George Adamson’s original camp. The accommodation is elegant and very luxurious, created using natural materials to blend beautifully unobtrusively into the surrounding rocky crags. Each cottage is open-fronted, with a private deck or sitting room, and all enjoy panoramic views of the majestic African plains stretching away as far as the eye can see. Such proximity to the bush creates a tangible thrill, perfectly complemented by the indulgent pleasures of an infinity-edge swimming pool, butler service, fine dining and even a small spa.

  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:The lodge is built just above George Adamson's original camp
  • Feature:Open-fronted decks offer amazing views of the plains
  • Rooms:9 cottages, 1 honeymoon cottage & a private house
  • Location:Kenya
  • Nearest airport:Nairobi International Airport
Elsa's Kopje
Location and transfer

1 hour, 30 minutes from Nairobi Wilson Airport by light aircraft to Kinna Airstrip and a game-drive vehicle transfer to the lodge.

Visas are required for Kenya. 
NB: From 1 September 2015, visitors need to apply online prior to travel (via the ecitizen website).

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Each cottage has either a double or twin beds and an en suite bathroom.

  • Rooms: 9
  • Room View: Meru Plains
  • Facilities: Uniquely designed to incorporate the natural features of the rocky hillside, each of the open-plan Cottages is the quintessential ‘room-with-a-view’. Each offers a spacious double (or twin) bed, elegantly appointed ensuite bathroom, an open bar, lounge and dining room and an inviting infinity pool, overlooking the Meru plains.
Elsa’s Private House :+
  • Room View: Meru Plains
  • Facilities: This stylish, exclusive hideaway is set slightly apart from the main lodge, assuring maximum privacy. Elsa's Private House comes with one double and one twin bedroom, both en suite, a large living and dining area and a private garden with swimming pool.
Elsa’s Honeymoon Suite:+
  • Room View: Meru Plains
  • Facilities: This triple level room, comes with a sitting room, double bedroom, en suite bathroom and, of course, breathtaking views.

The lodge has a reputation for excellent cuisine, and as part of a commitment to community development, fresh produce is sourced from local farmers. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room.


Children are welcome at Elsa's Kopje and general camp activities are available for them to enjoy.

On Safari

Elsa's Kopje sits remotely in Meru National Park, nudging the earth's equator and sitting alone amongst the rugged and untamed terrain. This camp is historic - having experienced adventure, storytelling and tragedy. Not too many years ago, the park was ravaged by poachers and greed, but today it stands mighty once more, rich in the northern species (Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope, Somali ostrich and Beisa oryx), bird life, herds of elephant and buffalo, and an 84 km2 rhino sanctuary. Much of the area's success can be credited to the late George Adamson and his workers (both past and present) who have, literally, given life back to Meru National Park. While here, guests can enjoy day and night game-drives, guided bush walks, Taba River excursions, fishing trips and bush sundowners whilst absorbing the infectious spirit of Elsa's Kopje.

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