"Heaven for romantics...." - The Daily Telegraph

Elsa’s Kopje, so named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”, remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with one of the most spectacular settings. 

Located within Meru National Park and perhaps the best location to view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya, Elsa's Kopje blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), built above the site of George Adamson’s original campsite.

Each of the nine cottages is the ultimate ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted and incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. Each cottage has spacious double or twin beds with elegantly appointed ensuite bathrooms offering unparalled vistas. The honeymoon suite is a three-tiered cottage with private sitting room, main bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private sun deck and there is even a family cottage, which provides additional space for younger guests to have fun. It sleeps four and is perfect for small families, furthermore, it has its own small swimming pool.

The mess area offers guests an open bar, lounge and dining room and there is an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains.

The park is arid with Doum Palms and Baobab trees, but its thirteen rivers and springs also allow for thriving riverine habitats and species and the lodge has a special licence to walk, fish, and conduct night game drives. Owned by professional guides, the lodge's emphasis is on a complete safari experience and other activities on offer include bush meals, sundowners, cultural visits, day excursions to the Tana River with a packed lunch, line fishing for catfish and barbel, massages and a day trip to Adamson Camp in Kora.