Points of Interest

 Amboseli National Reserve
Tortilis Camp
Kiwayu Safari Village
 Lewa Conservancy
Lewa Safari Camp
 Masai Mara National Reserve
Elephant Pepper Camp
Cottars 1920s Safari Camp
Saruni Mara
Mara Plains Camp
 Meru National Park
Elsa's Kopje
Giraffe Manor
House of Waine
 Ol Pejeta Reserve
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
 Samburu National Reserve
Saruni Samburu
 Shaba National Reserve
Joy's Camp

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Elsa's Kopje

Looking out over Meru National Park from the main pool

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Looking out over Meru National Park from the main pool - Elsa's Kopje. Copyright Cheli & Peacock.

Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa 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, with one of the most spectacular settings. It is the best upmarket location to view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya.

Christian the Lion - Animal Planet Special

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For many years Kenya's best kept secret, the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is best explored from its hidden jewel - Elsa's Kopje.

History – The lodge is built overlooking the site of George Adamson's camp at the foot of the hill and the park was the playground of Elsa the lioness of "Born Free" fame.

Location – currently the only fully operational lodge in Meru National Park, Elsa's guests have virtually the entire Park to themselves. The park is arid with Doum Palms and Baobab trees, but its 13 rivers and springs also allow for thriving riverine habitats. Meru National Park is known for its diversity of habitats and species. The lodge has a special licence to walk, fish, and conduct night game drives (pre dinner). The peak of Mughwango Hill looks down over the park, affording a breathtaking 360º view of the surrounding volcanic plains.

Highly qualified guides – Several of Elsa's Kopje guides have the impressive Silver Level KPSGA qualification, while all remaining guides have their Bronze Level KPSGA qualification.

Unrivalled game drive vehicles – Elsa's Kopje has a brand new fleet of spacious open-sided Land Cruisers. All vehicles feature enhancements specifically designed for comfort and photography, such as charging sockets and camera stands.

  • Best Accommodation – Kenya Tourism Awards, 2011
  • Silver Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya, 2011/2012
  • Recipient of Andrew Harper‟s coveted recommendation, 2011
  • Best Safari Property in Africa – The Good Safari Guide, 2010
  • Best Safari Property in East Africa – The Good Safari Guide, 2010
  • Best Safari Camp in East Africa – The Good Safari Guide, 2009
  • Best Development - CNBC International Property Awards, 2008
  • 101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide, 2007
  • 10 of the World‟s Coolest Pools – The Daily Telegraph, Spring 2005
  • Recipient of Africa‟s first Eco-rating Certificate - Ecotourism Kenya, 2003

Mango African Safaris
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Brian Huggins
Mango African Safaris

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