Elsa’s Kopje Meru

Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted around the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views.

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Heaven for romantics

- The Daily Telegraph.

Guests can enjoy inimitable seclusion in the vast expanse of Elsa’s Kopje, boasting 870km² , the equivalent of 215,000 acres, of authentic African landscape. The park offers a thriving rhino sanctuary, and is famous for large elephant herds, hippo, lion, and birdlife; Meru National Park is recognised as having more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa.

The rugged and remote Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, Elsa’s Kopje is widely renowned as one of the most elegant lodges in Africa.

The Elewana Collection

Elsa’s Kopje was designed and built by Stefano Cheli, officially opened by Dr. Richard Leakey (Director of Kenya Wildlife Service at the time), and Virginia McKenna of Born Free fame in 1999.  One of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, Liz & Stefano included Meru National Park on most of their mobile tented safaris.

Elsa’s Kopje joined the Elewana Collection in 2015; a group of 16 boutique lodges and camps in the most iconic locations in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.  Liz & Stefano continue to participate in conservation work, guiding and lodge experience (including the food!) at Elsa’s Kopje.


Encounter Elewana

Crafted Experiences for the Discerning Traveller

Elewana offers an array of authentic encounters at all of its camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels. These ‘Encounters’ exhibit Elewana’s unquenchable desire to provide the most authentic experiential wildlife, culinary and cultural experiences available, wherever and whenever possible.


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SkySafari is a bespoke blend of incomparable game-viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, intimate dining choices, and a unique aerial perspective courtesy of Elewana’s very own executive-class Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.

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expedition africa

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A self-drive safari which will see Guests drive their own ‘top-of-the-line’
Land Rover Discovery from the coffee fields of Arusha, through the elephant-laden park of Tarangire, into the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater and finally to the expansive and dramatic plains of the Serengeti.

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