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.