Elsa’s Kopje

Location: Nestled into the hillside, and overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park.

Rooms: 6 open-fronted cottages, 1 family cottage, 3 honeymoon suites, 1 private house.

Facilities: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa treatments, laundry service.

Activities: Game drives, guided walks, river fishing and swimming, bush breakfast, cultural visits,

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Our Opinion: Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film ‘Born Free’. Renowned for an award winning design with stunning views from the open bar, lounge and dining room, 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. The park has enormous diversity of habitat and wildlife, game drives will take you through forests, past giant baobab trees, through clear spring fed streams lined with palms. This is lion and elephant country, but also Meru has many rare species including caracal, the beautiful lesser kudu, aardwolf, and over 400 species of birds.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 hours

Flight Time

8.5 hours direct


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