At Elsa’s Kopje Meru luxury blends effortlessly with Meru’s remote and rugged beauty. Named after 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.

Almost invisible to the eye as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill, Elsa’s Kopje blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), above the site of George Adamson’s campsite. Every cottage is the ultimate ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside.

A wild and semi-arid landscape, dotted with doum palms and traversed by weaving green lines of the 13 life-giving rivers, Meru National Park offers wonderful game watching opportunities, and is one of the best locations to view rhino in their natural habitat.


Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Eco Friendly
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Malaria Free
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Room Facilities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Lounge Area
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower

  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Shower
  • Veranda
  • Babysitting services
  • Credit card
  • Room service

Activities on Site

  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks

Activities Nearby

  • Big 5
  • Cultural Tours
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Massages
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Safaris
  • Walks (Guided

Room Types

Cottage Suites

Nestled into the hillside and overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park, each of Elsa’s Kopje’s six open-fronted cottages are uniquely designed incorporating the features of the kopje and enjoying a magnificent view. Each cottage consists of a main bedroom, en-suite bathroom and sitting area/private deck. Five doubles, one twin. Two cottages offer day/extra beds to make triples

Honeymoon Cottages

Africa is undeniably romantic, and three Honeymoon Cottages at Elsa’s Kopje offer the ultimate in romance and seclusion. Two of the Honeymoon Cottages feature a main double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a small private deck and gorgeous outdoor bath. The third honeymoon cottage is a large three-levelled luxury suite, with main double bedroom, bathroom, open sitting room and a private deck.

Elsa’s Private House

Elsa’s Private House is an exclusive accommodation set slightly apart from the rest of the lodge. It is an exclusive retreat for families, with its own garden, infinity pool, sitting room and dining area. The Private House has a double en-suite master bedroom with bath and an outdoor shower, and a twin en-suite bedroom with shower. Private House can fit two extra beds, for children under 16yrs.


20 Dec 2020 – 04 Jan 2021Game PackageUS$ 729
05 Jan – 31 Mar 2021Game PackageUS$ 614
01 Apr – 31 May 2021Game PackageUS$ 458
01 Jun – 30 Jun 2021Game PackageUS$ 614
01 Jul – 31 Oct 2021Game PackageUS$ 729
01 Nov – 19 Dec 2021Game PackageUS$ 614
20 Dec 2021 – 04 Jan 2022Game PackageUS$ 729

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:


Game Package (all meals and drinks (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits), shared and scheduled game drives, guided walking safari, sundowners and transfers to and from our designated airstrips, laundry, service charge and VAT.)


Premium brand drinks, gratuities,Park fees, conservancy fees, camping fees, concession fees, reserve fee and tourism development levies are all subject to change, without prior notice and fully comprehensive personal travel insurance is not included in the price.

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