Unashamedly romantic and named after a late lioness, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill. It sits above the site of an original camp where  George Adamson raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable.

Crafted around natural rocks, each cottage has a large bedroom, an open sitting room, a spacious bathroom and a veranda, all of them boasting breathtaking views.

Guests can enjoy inimitable seclusion in a surrounding, 215,000-acre expanse of authentic African landscape. Recognised as having more diversity of animal species than any other East African wilderness, Meru National Park includes a thriving rhino sanctuary and is justifiably famous for its large numbers of elephant, hippo and lion, as well as exceptional birdlife.

The rugged and remote park was rescued from oblivion thanks specifically to Elsa’s Kopje. A winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, this boutique lodge is as environmentally-conscious as it is elegant.

  • Credited with single-handedly saving this beautiful National Park, which had suffered from little to no income from visitors Before the opening of Elsa’s Kopje, there was even talk in government of de-gazetting the park and turning its fertile land into rice plantations
There are six ensuite cottage suites: five doubles and one twin/double. Each consists of a main bedroom, an en-suite bathroom and a private deck or veranda (except Cottage 3, which has a private sitting room instead).
Those ensuites contain hot-water showers and flushing toilets
Both communal and private dining is available in the main mess area; breakfasts and sundowners can also be served out in the bush
Swimming Pool
Caters To
Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Rhino sanctuary visit
  • River-fishing
  • Massages
  • Cultural visits
  • Day excursions to the Tana River