Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted around the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views. Guests can enjoy inimitable seclusion in the vast expanse of Elsa’s Kopje, boasting 870km², the equivalent of 215,000 acres, of authentic African landscape. The park offers a thriving rhino sanctuary, and is famous for large elephant herds, hippo, lion, and birdlife; Meru National Park is recognised as having more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa.

The rugged and remote Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, Elsa’s Kopje is widely renowned as one of the most elegant lodges in Africa.

  • Credited with single handedly saving this beautiful National Park which had suffered from little or no income from visitors – Before the opening of Elsa’s Kopje and subsequent income from visitors, there was talk in government of de-gazetting the park and turning the well-watered fertile land into rice plantations.
6 ensuite cottage suites; 5 doubles and 1 twin / double. Each cottage consists of a main bedroom, en suite bathroom and private deck or verandah. N.B. Cottage 3 has a private sitting room rather than a deck.
All are ensuite with hot water and flushing toilets
Both communal and private dining in the main mess area, meals out in the bush are also available
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives
  • Day excursions to the Tana River
  • Rhino sanctuary visit
  • Bush walks
  • River fishing
  • Swimming pool
  • Bush breakfast and sundowners
  • Bush breakfast and sundowners
  • Massages
  • Cultural visits