Elsa’s Kopje

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elsa's kopje

Thought to be one of the most elegant lodges in Kenya, Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s book and film Born Free. Upmarket and set in the most magnificent of surrounds, Elsa’s Kopje is the perfect place to view rhino in their natural habitat, along with a variety of other wildlife, all while enjoying the complete tranquillity. Famed for its friendly staff and their environmentally conscious approach, it is the attention to detail that makes the lodge what it is. A few days here are a real treat.

Elsa’s Kopje is practically invisible to the eye upon approach and is nestled snuggly into Mughwango Hill, blending in with the rocky crags. Just 10 kilometers from the equator this luxury lodge is made up of 8 cottages, each uniquely designed and boasting its own magnificent views across the Meru plains.

Each cottage is spacious and elegantly appointed, with double or twin beds and en suite bathroom. The guest areas include an open bar, lounge and dining area that looks over a beautiful, crystal clear infinity pool. Another unique feature is the 15-meter wide suspension bridge that joins two of the rooms to the lodge over a gorge.

Elsa’s Kopje is the only lodge operating within Meru National Park, which means that guests have complete privacy and are far away from the crowds. Meru National Park is the convergence of a variety of habitats and provides a home for a large number of animal, bird and plant life.

The park itself is made up of wetlands, plains, palm and riverine forests, each with its own eco system that include over 350 bird species and game typically found in northern Kenya. Some of the animal you may be likely to see include buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, ostrich and kudu, to name a few.

Guests can also enjoy bush walks through the area as well as fishing. Night game drives are taken in the company of a passionate and experienced guide.

Elsa’s Kopje is one of the continent’s best-kept secrets.


Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Credit Card

Activities Nearby

  • Big 5
  • Catch-and-release Fishing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks

Room Types



Nestled into the hillside, and overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park, each of Elsa’s Kopje’s open-fronted cottages are unique in design and offer an elegant safari style.

9 en-suite cottages:
7 doubles and 2 twins
Each cottage consists of a main bedroom, en suite bathroom (some have outdoor baths) and private deck. N.B. Cottage 3 has a private sitting room rather than deck.
4 rooms can fit one extra bed, to accommodate children under the age of 16yrs.

Elsas Honeymoon Suite - Sitting Room1

Honeymoon Suite

Overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park, Elsa’s Honeymoon Suite is a large 3-tiered cottage featuring a private sitting room, main bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and a small private deck.

The Honeymoon Suite sitting room can accommodate twin beds suitable for children under 16.

Elsas Private House - Dining  Living Area1

Elsas Private House

Overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park and facing Mt Kenya, Elsa’s Private House consists of one en-suite master bedroom with dressing room, one en-suite twin bedroom, a large dining and sitting room, a private garden and infinity swimming pool.

The Private House can fit two extra beds, for children under 16yrs.