Elewana Elsa's Kopje
Infinity Pool at Elsa's Kopje Beautiful space to relax
Infinity Pool at Elsa's Kopje
Beautiful space to relax

Elewana Elsa's Kopje

Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”. Renowned for being one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with the most spectacular setting amongst the rocks, it is one of the best places to view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya. 







Set in a beautiful location with spectacular views, elegant design, delicious cuisine and fantastic game viewing (including a 84km2 rhino sanctuary) Elsa’s Kopje has everything one looks for in a safari lodge. Laced in wild romance and capitalising on magnificent views across the plains, Elsa’s Kopje as a cut above almost all safari lodges in East Africa.

Need to Know

Almost invisible to the eye as you approach Mughwango Hill, Elsa’s Kopje blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” and boasts spectacular views of Meru from every room. The lodge is situated above George Adamson’s original camp, and each cottage has been uniquely designed to incorporate the natural features of the rocky hillside.



A wild and semi-arid landscape, dotted with doum palms and traversed by weaving green lines of the 13 life-giving rivers, Meru National Park offers wonderful game viewing opportunities and under the guidance of our highly qualified team of licenced guides, you will get to see some of Kenya's most exciting and rare wildlife in our new fleet of luxurious safari vehicles.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Meru offers outstanding wildlife viewing: lion, leopard, wild dog, black & white rhino, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, lesser kudu, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and more than 350 bird species.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game drives, massage, guided bush walks, cultural visits, safari sundowners, bush meals, fishing, day excursions to the Tana River, excursions to visit Elsa’s grave.


Swimming pool, restaurant, bar, massage, laundry, room service, mosquito nets, electricity, mobile phone access.


6 Spacious en suite Cottages, 3 Honeymoon Cottages,1 Family Cottage and 1 Private house.


  • Andrew Harper’s Reader’s Choice Award – Best 20 Safari Lodges in Africa, 2013/2014/ 2015/2016
  • Gold Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya, 2013/2014
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence – 2015
  • Grand Award Winner - Andrew Harper, 2012
  • Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010 /2011 /2012 /2013
  • Eco Warrior Award for Best Lodge - Ecotourism Kenya, 2011
  • Best Accommodation / Best Small Lodge  - Kenya Tourism Awards, 2011
  •  Silver Eco-rating Certification  - Ecotourism Kenya, 2011/2012
  • Recipient of Andrew Harper’s coveted recommendation, 2011
  • Finalist Best Safari Property in Africa and 3rd Place Best Safari Property in East Africa –
  • The Good Safari Guide, 2011



High Season: 01st January - 04th January, 01st July - 31st October, 20th December - 31st December


Mid Season: 05th January - 15th March, 01st June - 30th June, 01st November - 19th December


Green Season: 16th March - 31st May


Average StayAverage Stay

minimum 2 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

- Children 0 -3 years free of charge


- 1 or 2 children under 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults : accommodation is free of charge


- 1 or 2 children under 12 years sharing a room with 1 adult: adult will be charged the single room rate & children free of charge


- 1 or 2 children 12 up to 17 years sharing with 1 adult: adult at per person sharing rate and children pay 75% of the adult rate


- Children under 18 years sharing own room - min 2, max 3 pax: 75% of the adult rate


- A child in his / her room: to be charged the single room rate

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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