Elsa’s Kopje

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Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film "Born Free".

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$650 per person, per night

Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”.

Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, Elsa’s Kopje is renowned for being one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with the most spectacular setting. It is the best upmarket location to view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya.

Elsa’s Kopje is almost invisible to the eye as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill. It blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), built above the site of George Adamson’s original campsite.

Every cottage is the ultimate ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. Each cottage has spacious double or twin beds with en suite, elegantly appointed bathrooms.

There is an open bar, lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains.

Elsa’s Private House is a spacious, stylish, exclusive hideaway set slightly apart from the main lodge. It has 1 double room and 1 twin, both with their own en suite bathrooms. There is a large private living and dining area, leading seamlessly outdoors into a private garden and swimming pool.

Elsa’s Honeymoon Suite is a triple level room, with a sitting room, double bedroom and en suite bathroom. With its breathtaking views, this latest addition is definitely Elsa’s ‘pride’!

Accommodation Summary:
9 open-plan cottages – 7 doubles and 2 twin rooms. All with en-suite bathrooms.
1 Honeymoon Suite – A large open-faced cottage with private sitting room, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small private deck.
Elsa’s Private House – 1 double and 1 twin room both en-suite, with a shared sitting room, verandah and private pool.
4 rooms can fit one extra bed, to accommodate children under the age of 16yrs only.
The Honeymoon suite and Room 3 can each accommodate 2 extra beds for children under 16.
The Private house can fit two extra beds. A maximum of 4 extra beds in camp at any one time.

In our view, this lodge is up there with the best.  The hosts Phil and Charlie really add to the ambience of the lodge which is stunning in its own right.  We recommend this as a great place to stay for a couple of nights to really get into your safari.

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