4.9 /5
Feefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget star

Based on over 1000 Verified Reviews.


Elsa's Kopje is an award-winning and private safari lodge in Kenya's Meru National Park. Named after the famous lioness reared by George and Joy Adamson of Born Free fame, the camp is located in an area of open plains, doum palms, baobab trees and lush flora. The cottages at Elsa's Kopje are designed to incorporate the natural rocky hillside and make for an exclusive safari retreat.

Enjoy game drives in open 4x4 vehicles in the company of knowledgeable driver-guides. Nature walks and night game drives can also be arranged in the national park, while a rafting trip on the Tana River provides a unique way to view wildlife. In between safari activities you can enjoy the additional activities such as taking a dip in the pool, unwinding with a massage, or browsing the library and on-site gift shop


  • Diverse landscape & variety of wildlife
  • Site of the original camp from the book & film Born Free
  • All cottages have beautiful views
  • Honeymoon suite for something special
  • Elsa's Private House is set apart from the main lodge


  • Bush dining
  • Picnics
  • Game drives


Honeymoon Cottage

Honeymooners can choose between two suites that each have a double bed, private decks and a romantic outdoor bathtub or a large triple-volume cottage with a sitting room and a private deck.

Family Cottage

The Family Cottage has two en suite bedrooms (one double bed and one set of twin beds, making it ideal for a couple with two children), a sitting room and an expansive private verandah.

This 2-bedroom cottage is set slightly apart from the others and is ideal for families with children or small groups. Elsa's Private House is set apart from the rest of the lodge, providing you with complete exclusivity and privacy. This villa consists of a double bedroom and spacious twin room, en suite bathrooms for both rooms, and a living area that spills onto a private deck with your own swimming pool.


Enjoy game-drives in open 4x4 vehicles with experienced guides and rafting on Tana River.

Unwind beside the swimming pool that offers exceptional views; pamper yourself with a massage, or browse the library and on-site gift shop.


Meals at Elsa's Kopje feature traditional northern Italian cuisine blended with a selection of local and international dishes, freshly baked bread, crisp salads, and locally-grown vegetables.

The staff can also arrange a bush breakfast, a picnic lunch or sundowners in the park.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi available


Select your preferred currency below and view rates over specific seasons.
Country flag for USA USD Up arrow
  • Country flag for South Africa ZAR
  • Country flag for USA USD
  • Country flag for Canada CAD
  • Country flag for Australia AUD
  • Country flag for UK GBP
  • Country flag for Europe EUR
Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $730
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $615
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-04 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $730

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
Listing icon

Traveller Reviews

Elsa's Kopje

Paul Harris

Elsa's Kopje... wow! The bungalows constructed in the rocks with the myriad Bush Babies everywhere including on my bed was just another out of body experience. The walk to the restaurant along the rock ledge and the wet edge pool gave a sense of real ly being in the bush. Looking down on the plains and seeing for miles was spectacular and we really enjoyed our meal times which were exceptional.
Show more down arrow

Talal Alnafisi

"Elsa's Kopje Lodge is very beautiful, the manager Julia and the rest of the staff are fantastic."

Robert England

Elsa's Kopje was really great as well. The lodgings were really unique and charming. This was one of the best-run camps we've ever been in over our five safaris and the level of service was outstanding. They cleaned the rooms every time we stepped ou tside, four or more times a day, without being the least intrusive. The outdoor breakfast was so memorable.
Show more down arrow

Weam Behbehani

To begin with Elsa's Kopje resort in Meru National Park for being our first itinerary and stop. The lodge was fascinating and we felt like being out of no where in top of the hell with magnificent view of the whole park. The staff and the services we re just perfect; they did their best to accommodate our needs. The food was delicious and very well served in elegant way. The guided safari Mr. Josef was so professional in spotting animal tracks and made our safari so enjoyable and informative.
Show more down arrow

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
Connect with an expert
Listing icon

Nearby Accommodations

That may be of interest
arrow Back to Map