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SkySafari - Kenya Classic

The allure of Kenya is legendary, and this 8-day safari captures its true essence. Marvel at Amboseli’s famed elephants; lose yourself in the romance of Meru, and be awed by the finest wildlife viewing in the world in the Masai Mara. 

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Elsa's Kopje Lodge

Cottage Suites
Nestled into the hillside and overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park, each of Elsa’s Kopje’s six open-fronted cottages are uniquely designed incorporating the features of the kopje, and enjoying a magnificent view. Each cottage consists of a main bedroom, ensuite bathroom and sitting area/private deck. Five doubles, one twin. Two cottages offer day/extra beds to make triples.

Honeymoon Cottages
Africa is undeniably romantic, and three Honeymoon Cottages at Elsa's Kopje offer the ultimate in romance and seclusion. Two of the Honeymoon Cottages feature a main double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, a small private deck and gorgeous outdoor bath. The third honeymoon cottage is a large three-leveled luxury suite, with main double bedroom, bathroom, open sitting room and a private deck.​

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Named after the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”, Elsa’s Kopje remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, in one of the most spectacular settings.

Almost invisible to the eye as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill, Elsa's Kopje blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), above the site of George Adamson’s campsite. Every cottage is the ultimate ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside.

SkySafari - Kenya Connoisseur
SkySafari Kenya Connoisseur is an 8-day safari with more than a hint of adventure - from the rugged and beautiful wilds of Meru, to the rolling plains of Loisaba and its offering of exciting safari activities, to the spectacle of nature’s greatest theatre, the Masai Mara. 
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Day & Night (pre-dinner) Game Drives

The Elsa’s Kopje guides know their backyard intimately. All the guides are Bronze, Silver and Gold level KPSGA certified.
Meru’s rich wildlife diversity includes rare species specific to Northern Kenya, such as Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, as well as an abundance of common game. An 84km2 sanctuary at the heart of the park is home to some 70+ Black and White Rhino.

​Guided Bush Walks
Take the time to leave the car behind and enjoy a slower pace. Talk a walk up to the very top of Mughwango Hill, enjoying a 360 degree view from snow-capped Mt Kenya in the west to the vast Meru plains to the east.

​Bush Breakfasts
Alongside a freshly brewed coffee, drink in the sights and sounds of the African bush over a full breakfast, served with a view over the plains or along the Tana river. 

Unashamedly romantic, Elsa’s Kopje - situated above the site of George Adamson’s camp from where he raised Elsa the orphaned lioness - is sculpted into the rocky outcrop of Mughwango Hill.  The spacious cottages, each with en suite bathroom and large open living room, have views from the private verandas across the adjacent plains. 

Scenery& Wildlife

Meru National Park covers 1800 sq kms, and is the core of an ecosystem that includes Kora, Bisandi, North Kitui and Rahole Reserves, an additional over 5000 sq kms of wilderness.
Elsa’s Kopje is in the heart of the park, on small rocky Mughwango hill that affords 360 degree views that stretch from the 17,000 foot peak of Mt Kenya to the east, to virtually infinity to the east. 

The park has enormous diversity of habitat and wildlife, from cool forests at 3400 ft to the west, dropping down to 1000 ft semi-desert plains with giant baobab and commiphora trees. It has thirteen clear spring fed rivers lined with palms and riverine forest, and home to basking hippo. This is lion and elephant country, but also Meru has many rare species including caracal, the beautiful Lesser Kudu, aardwolf, and over 400 species of birds.

​The park also has an 84 sq km rhino sanctuary housing over 60 black and white rhino. The area is so large that finding the rhino can still be a game driving challenge.