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Elsa's Kopje

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Unusual Wildlife
- Romantic setting
- Eco-friendly
- Remote Meru NP location

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Overview

Elsa’s Kopje is the ultimate romantic retreat in Meru, east-central Kenya. An ode to Elsa the orphaned lioness, Elsa’s Kopje is an elegant, professional lodge, offering an exclusive view of the unusual wildlife that calls Meru National Park home.

This camp is a place of luxurious solitude with everything you expect from a high quality safari. The communal areas of camp are sophisticated with aerial views of the plains and include an infinity swimming pool, outdoor dining areas and a spa treatment room.

Attracting less visitors than more touristy destinations in Kenya, Meru National Park has a wealth of rare wildlife including the naked mole rat and lesser Kudu as well as more popular leopard, lion, elephant and rhino. Certified guides lead twice daily game drives around the park to spot over 400 species as well as take in the beautiful views over the plains. In addition to game drives, walks, river fishing and visits to the Rhino sanctuary and the Tana River are also available. The staff here are extremely knowledgeable and make sure you get the most out of everything Meru has to offer.

This small accommodation is split into 11 cottage suites including a private house, family suite and 3 honeymoon suites. Each cottage is open fronted with beautiful hilltop views of the plains and a private deck to enjoy them from.

Whilst the camp is child friendly with a number of different accommodation options for families, we tend to include this in couples’ itineraries. The secluded position and the beautiful honeymoon suites makes this camp perfect for a romantic trip to the African bush.

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Suggested Itineraries for Elsa's Kopje

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Wilderness style safari experience and big five in the popular Masai Mara before relaxing on the exotic Zanzibar Island.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $5,957 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $973 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 613 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
    Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

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