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Kenya

Elsa’s Kopje Lodge

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Named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”, Elsa’s Kopje is one of the most elegant lodges in Kenya.

Each of the nine spacious cottages offers incredible views and features an elegant en suite bathroom with double sinks and a sunken tub. There are five double rooms and one twin/double. Each room has a private deck with the exception of N.B. Cottage 3 which has a private sitting room. A new addition to the lodge, the Honeymoon Suite is a large, open-faced, triple level cottage that includes a private sitting room, bedroom with en suite bathroom, and small private deck. Another stylish and exclusive option is Elsa’s Private House, which contains two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, shared sitting room, dining room, veranda, garden, and private pool.

Elsa’s Kopje, the word for a small hill, is artfully crafted against Mughwango Hill. The lodge itself overlooks the Adamson’s original campsite in Kenya’s Meru National Park. Here Adamson raised and released orphan cubs before conservation was popular. Because Meru National Park includes fifteen different rivers, diverse animal populations are plentiful. The park encompasses 215,000 acres and is famous for its large elephant herds. Guests and guides also report frequent sightings of buffalo, elephant, lion, cheetah, and leopard.

A rhino sighting is one of Elsa Kopje’s highlights, and highly qualified guides on daily game drives lead the way. With a large rhino sanctuary nearby, guests on game drives can be sure they will find one of the forty white rhinos or twenty black rhinos. Other rare species seen on game drives that are specific to northern Kenya include Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, lesser kudu, and more than 350 bird species. In addition to thrilling day and night game drives, Elsa’s Kopje offers guided bush walks, bush meals, and sundowners for a more intimate look at the landscape. There are also cultural visits to local Tharaka villages. Anglers will enjoy line fishing for catfish and barbel. There are also day excursions to the Tana River.

The luxurious lodge features a spacious bar, lounge, and dining room. Though most meals are served outside under the stars. A refreshing pool is the perfect spot to cool off during the heat of the day. The spa boasts stunning views as well as exceptional spa treatments. Elsa’s Kopje involves itself in responsible eco-tourism by buying fresh produce from local farmers and sourcing supplies from local traders. Discerning travelers will appreciate the recycling, reusing, and renewing that are trademarks of the Elsa Kopje mission.

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Kenya

Elsa’s Kopje Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”, Elsa’s Kopje is one of the most elegant lodges in Kenya.

Each of the nine spacious cottages offers incredible views and features an elegant en suite bathroom with double sinks and a sunken tub. There are five double rooms and one twin/double. Each room has a private deck with the exception of N.B. Cottage 3 which has a private sitting room. A new addition to the lodge, the Honeymoon Suite is a large, open-faced, triple level cottage that includes a private sitting room, bedroom with en suite bathroom, and small private deck. Another stylish and exclusive option is Elsa’s Private House, which contains two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, shared sitting room, dining room, veranda, garden, and private pool.

Elsa’s Kopje, the word for a small hill, is artfully crafted against Mughwango Hill. The lodge itself overlooks the Adamson’s original campsite in Kenya’s Meru National Park. Here Adamson raised and released orphan cubs before conservation was popular. Because Meru National Park includes fifteen different rivers, diverse animal populations are plentiful. The park encompasses 215,000 acres and is famous for its large elephant herds. Guests and guides also report frequent sightings of buffalo, elephant, lion, cheetah, and leopard.

A rhino sighting is one of Elsa Kopje’s highlights, and highly qualified guides on daily game drives lead the way. With a large rhino sanctuary nearby, guests on game drives can be sure they will find one of the forty white rhinos or twenty black rhinos. Other rare species seen on game drives that are specific to northern Kenya include Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, lesser kudu, and more than 350 bird species. In addition to thrilling day and night game drives, Elsa’s Kopje offers guided bush walks, bush meals, and sundowners for a more intimate look at the landscape. There are also cultural visits to local Tharaka villages. Anglers will enjoy line fishing for catfish and barbel. There are also day excursions to the Tana River.

The luxurious lodge features a spacious bar, lounge, and dining room. Though most meals are served outside under the stars. A refreshing pool is the perfect spot to cool off during the heat of the day. The spa boasts stunning views as well as exceptional spa treatments. Elsa’s Kopje involves itself in responsible eco-tourism by buying fresh produce from local farmers and sourcing supplies from local traders. Discerning travelers will appreciate the recycling, reusing, and renewing that are trademarks of the Elsa Kopje mission.