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Elsa's Kopje

Our rating

9/10

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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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Average Rating

based on 503 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan B reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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