Elsa’s Kopje, Meru National Park

Built on a small hill just above the Adamson’s original camp – the setting for the Born Free book and unforgettable film – Elsa’s Kopje reflects the connection with Elsa the lioness.

So it’s the perfect place for your traditional safari experience. But you’ll also discover this camp is reassuringly luxurious. It is now one of the only fully operational lodges in Meru National Park, and it’s virtually unrivalled for elegance amongst Kenya’s upper tier lodges. It has won award after award for Best Accommodation, Ecotourism, Best Safari Property, Best Safari Camp, 101 Best Hotels (Tatler Travel Guide) and even 10 of the World’s Coolest Pools – dating from 2012 right back to 2003.

So your comfort is assured – as is your opportunity to see big game, born free in the wild.

Elsa’s Kopje, at a glance

  • Unique setting at Mughwangho Hill in the Meru National Park
  • Nine open plan cottages with double or twin beds, en suites and fabulous African views
  • Honeymoon suite with double bedroom, luxury bathroom, sitting room and private deck
  • Private house with one double and one twin bedroom, en suites, sitting room, veranda and private garden with pool
  • Main lodge with well appointed dining room, lounge and open bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking the Meru plains
  • Rhino sanctuary within easy reach
  • Day and night game drives with professional guides
  • Guided bush walks
  • Sundowners and bush meals
  • Cultural visits to local communities
  • Line fishing for catfish and barbell
  • Excursions to Tara River and Adamson’s camp
  • You run an awesome company, all we need to do is get to the airport!

    Andre Ptaszynski, Burma, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7