Named after Elsa, the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film Born Free. Elewana Elsa’s Kopje remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, located in one of the most spectacular settings.
The Elewana Elsa’s Kopje lodge is nestled into Mughwango Hill, the lodge enjoys panoramic views over the Meru plains from almost any point within the grounds. 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.
Accommodation and Facilities
Accommodation comprises of 6 cottages, 2 honeymoon cottages and a family cottage, as well as a private house. All accommodation offers the perfect ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted to incorporate the natural features of the rocky hillside. Each cottage consists of a main bedroom, en suite bathroom (some have outdoor baths) and a private deck or sitting room. Two rooms can fit one extra bed to accommodate children under the age of 16yrs. With only a handful of lodges and camps in and around Meru, Elsa’s guests have the luxury of enjoying the park almost entirely to themselves.
Game drives and bush walks are a given, as are bush meals and sundowners. Guests also have the opportunity to fish in the Tana or Rojewero rivers for catfish, tilapia and barbell. The National Park incorporates an 84sq km rhino sanctuary home to over 70 rhinos, both black and white. Guests can also enjoy the infinity swimming pool perched on the side of the hill with bar service. With the private house having its own private swimming pool. The lodges also offer guests the chance to visit community projects and school supported by Land & Life Foundation.
Meru’s rich wildlife diversity includes rare species specific to northern Kenya, such as Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, lesser kudu, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx; over 450 bird species, as well as buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah. And, with 13 permanent rivers flowing through the park, hippos and crocodiles are regularly seen too.
Gold Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya, 2013 – 2017
Silver International Eco-rating Certification – Sustainable Travel International, 2016
The Born Free Foundation -an international wildlife charity devoted to preserving our animal species across the globe and preventing extinction through careful and considered conservation and education.
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