Elsa’s Kopje is located within Meru National Park, in northern Kenya. Elsa’s is named after the orphaned lioness reared by George and Joy Adamson and then released into the wild, and on whom the film “Born Free” was based. The park is the driest in the country and the landscape is incredible, with the park’s 13 rivers running off the mountains cutting green pathways through the dry brown valleys.
Accommodation & Facilities
Elsa’s Kopje has just nine stone and thatch cottages (of which one is a honeymoon suite), which are distanced from one another to give each a feeling of privacy. From their position on the hillside the cottages offer excellent views across the surrounding park. There is also a swimming pool.
Wildlife & Activities
While staying at Elsa’s Kopje there are a number of activities to choose from. Day and night game drives are available, or it is possible to take a guided walk around the park. Meru National Park is home to a 84km² rhino sanctuary, with over 70 black and while rhinos resident, making Meru one of the best areas in Kenya to see rhinos in their natural habitat. Excursions to Kora National Park, rafting on the Tana River or going fishing are other enjoyable activities available.