Rates & Seasons 2018

Seasons
HIGH from 1st January to 4th January
1st July 31st October
20th December 31st December
MID from 5th January to 2nd April
1st June 30th June
1st November 19th December
GREEN from 3rd April to 31st May
Accommodation Rates
SEASON MEAL PLAN PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE ROOM
HIGH Game Package $697 $1046
Full Board $562 $843
MID Game Package $582 $873
Full Board $447 $671
GREEN Game Package $426 $639
Full Board $291 $437
Honeymoon Cottage
Rate per night for the Honeymoon Cottage occupied by 2 guests
SEASON GAME PACKAGE FULL BOARD PACKAGE
HIGH $1600 $1280
MID $1350 $1013
GREEN $950 $665
Family Cottage
A spacious 2-bedroom cottage, sleeping up to 4 adults, a beautiful living room, large private deck and an outside bath by the master bedroom.
Rate per night for the Family Cottage occupied by 4 guests.
SEASON GAME PACKAGE FULL BOARD PACKAGE
HIGH $2561 $2064
MID $2140 $1643
GREEN $1567 $1070
Private House
A 2-bedroom house, sleeping up to 4 adults, with a spacious sitting/dining room, a private garden and an infinity pool.
Rate per night for the Private House occupied by 4 guests.
SEASON GAME PACKAGE FULL BOARD PACKAGE
HIGH $2954 $2550
MID $2469 $2100
GREEN $1808 $1400

Included in Game Package (GP)

  • Included in Game Package (GP) is accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry
  • Transfers from/to Meru airstrip – Elsa’s Kopje.
  • Safari activities including shared game drives, bush picnics, sundowners and guided bush walks.
  • Experienced driver-guides in custom designed safari vehicles accompany all drive activities.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park Fees and extras not listed above.

Included in Full Board package (FB)

  • Full Board package (FB) includes accommodation, all meals, selected drinks (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry.
  • Transfers from/to Meru airstrip - Elsa’s Kopje.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT.
  • Rates exclude Park Fees and extras not listed above.

thumbs upExceptional Special Offers.

Book 6 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 10% circuit reduction.


Book 9 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 15% circuit reduction.


Book 12 nights or more.. at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 20% circuit reduction.

In order to guarantee the circuit discount, the payment will have to be done in full at the time of the reservation.

Children's Accommodation Rates
Infant under 3 years of age Free of charge
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 2 adults
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 1 adult 75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)
Activities & Enhancements
ACTIVITY PER PERSON RATE
Extra Lunch $40
Picnic Lunch $25
Bush Breakfast (minimum 2 guests) $40
Guided Bush Walk including KWS Fee (minimum 2 guests) $60
Shared Game Drives (per game drive) $90
Sundowners (minimum 2 guests) $40
Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle (per vehicle per day) $400
For more details on these activities, please visit the 'Activities Section'

Cancellation Policy

  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 45 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 45 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon of the date of arrival, or in the case of a ‘No Show”, 100% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.

Payment Terms

A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance is due on collection of client(s) accommodation voucher 90 days prior to arrival of the client(s) at the Lodge(s). Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Variation

The rates mentioned here are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government taxes or levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Elewana Afrika Limited reserves the right to pass on any increases.

Liability

Elewana Afrika Ltd, its properties and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates, do not and will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client(s)who is/are at any property(ies), nor while traveling to or from any property(ies).

 

Sir David Attenborough And Africa: A Special Relationship

An Overview of Attenborough’s Career

Sir David Frederick Attenborough’s incredible coverage of nature and especially nature in Africa on the BBC as well as his own literary work has marked an illustrious career. Over many years, Attenborough has increased awareness and interest about the planet’s rarest animals, plants, and natural phenomena. In his 2012 book, Eye to Eye With The Unknown, Attenborough expounds the wonder of Africa’s amazing wildlife, a recurring theme in his lengthy career.

Sir David first established himself as an expert on the planet’s nature with his revolutionary series entitled Zoo Quests, an important collaboration with a team from the Natural History Unit. This marked a formula for success that Attenborough would use many times over including in his next major project, Eastwards with Attenborough, in 1973.

In Eye To Eye With The Unknown, Sir David’s work is described as, “A breathtaking portrait of this mysterious continent as never before caught on film.” Attenborough has great passion and appreciation for wildlife in general and especially for the amazing wildlife and great beasts of Africa.

Attenborough’s Career

Sir David Frederick Attenborough has crafted a wonderful career spanning 60 years. During that time, he has become the most renowned and experienced spokesperson for natural history. His collaboration with the BBC on the nine Life series is regarded as the one of the most significant presentations about the world’s natural habitats ever created.

With each film, Attenborough gains more credibility among scientists and the general public. From his Tribal Eye in 1975 through his latest book, Attenborough has documented amazing discoveries as well as accumulated research that has served as valuable resource material for textbooks and traveler interested in exploration.

His work with birds (Life of Birds, 1998) plants (The Private Life of Plants, 1998) and mammals (The Life of Mammals, 2002) are highly regarded by scientists and naturalists alike. Sir David also served as a consultant on movies about gorillas and chimpanzees. While Attenborough’s work is global by design, he has a special connection with Africa.

Attenborough has also narrated more than 50 episodes of Natural World for BBC. Since the turn of the century, he has campaigned about the effects of global warming. Sir David recently announced two more projects going forward. He worked with the Natural History Museum Adventure for a December 2013 production and will follow up with the Conquest of the Skies in 2014.

In 2014, Attenborough launched his six-part Africa series on BBC. The documentary series explores Africa and the “myriad of wildlife the continent contains: from elephants to meerkats; ostriches to crickets; leopards to rhinos. These breathtaking pictures show giraffes, chimps, flamingos and other African inhabitants.”

Anyone who viewed this series is sure to have a better understand of the magic that still exists in Africa. The series provides great insight into Africa’s environment and into the continent’s wildlife. The Guardian reviewed the series with high praise saying, “David Attenborough’s wildlife documentary manages to be both magisterial and entertaining – and with images as good as these, it packs an emotional punch too!”

The recorded images make the viewer understand the unique natural beauty and sheer wonder that can only be found in Africa. Sir David was named one of one of the Britain’s 100 most influential personalities in 2002. He belongs to a talented family, as his younger brother is director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.

Sir David Attenborough’s work has made the public aware of the African continent and the dangers that Africa’s wildlife faces. He has been influential in raising public awareness that has led to aggressive conservation efforts and preservation of many endangered species. Thanks to Sir David’s work, we can all appreciate the wonder of Africa and appreciate how important it is to preserve the great wildlife that thrives on this stunning continent.

At Elsa’s Kopje we have enjoyed hosting David and his team a couple of times; including filming naked mole rats! The little creatures that create the puffy mini-volcanoes in the middle of the road.

 

Awards & Press (2)

Best Safari Lodges & Camps:Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Awards 2016

rc-winner-badge-2016We're extremely proud to announce that Elsa’s Kopje has been recognized in Andrew Harper’s 2016 Reader’s Choice awards, showcasing subscribers’ favorite hotels and resorts worldwide. Elsa's Kopje was voted 12th on this year's list of top Safari Lodges and Camps globally. The results are based on the annual independent Reader Survey in which Andrew Harper’s discerning readers vote for the best hotels, resorts, safari lodges and cruise ships around the world.

To see the full list of winners in this category click here

Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010 /2011 /2012 /2013

virgin-hip-hotelsElsa’s Kopje was hand-picked as one of Virgin’s HIP Hotels, which combine to bring you luxury breaks in the most stunning of settings. Locations that are as unique as they are exclusive. Hotels so stylish, they’re destinations in their own right.

GOLD Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya (2011/12/13/14)

gold-eco-ratingElsa’s Kopje has been awarded the gold-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its high level of environmental responsibility and its dedication to the support and integration of local communities. In 2003 Elsa’s Kopje was the recipient of Africa’s first Eco-rating Certificate.

Grand Award Winner – Andrew Harper, 2012

After receiving Andrew Harper’s coveted recommendation and becoming a valued partner of the Harper Alliance in 2011, Elsa’s Kopje was also won Andrew Harper’s Grand Award in 2012.

Eco Warrior Award for Best Lodge – Ecotourism Kenya, 2011

eco-warrior-award-2011Eco-Tourism Kenya recognizes innovation and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment and supports local communities within those ecosystems.

Best Small Lodge – Kenya Tourism Awards, 2011

ktf-tourisumOn behalf of the tourism industry, Kenya Tourism Federation introduced the Kenya Tourism Awards in 2011. The goal of the awards is to recognize and encourage excellence and good practice in responsible tourism.

The Good Safari Guide

good safari guideFinalist Best Safari Property in Africa and 3rd Place Best Safari Property in East Africa (2011), Best Safari Property in Africa and in East Africa (2010) Best Safari Camp in East Africa (2009)

Best Development – CNBC International Property Awards, 2008

cnbc-property-awardsThe International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement in architecture and design. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide, 2007

Elsa’s Kopje was named one of 101 Best Hotels in the World by Tatler Travel Guide in 2007.

With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre. Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.

10 of the World’s Coolest Pools – The Daily Telegraph, 2005

Elsa’s Kopje’s infinity pool was voted one of the top ten coolest pools in the world by The Daily Telegraph in 2005

 

 

Awards & Press

Best Safari Lodges & Camps: Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Awards 2016

rc-winner-badge-2016We're extremely proud to announce that Elsa’s Kopje has been recognized in Andrew Harper’s 2016 Reader’s Choice awards, showcasing subscribers’ favorite hotels and resorts worldwide. Elas's Kopje was voted as one of the best safari camps and lodges globally. The results are based on the annual independent Reader Survey in which Andrew Harper’s discerning readers vote for the best hotels, resorts, safari lodges and cruise ships around the world.

To see the full list of winners in this category click here

Virgin HIP Hotel – 2010 /2011 /2012 /2013

virgin-hip-hotelsElsa’s Kopje was hand-picked as one of Virgin’s HIP Hotels, which combine to bring you luxury breaks in the most stunning of settings. Locations that are as unique as they are exclusive. Hotels so stylish, they’re destinations in their own right.

GOLD Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya (2011-2017)

gold-eco-ratingIn 2017 Elsa’s Kopje was once again awarded the gold-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its high level of environmental responsibility and its dedication to the support and integration of local communities. In 2003 Elsa’s Kopje was the recipient of Africa’s first Eco-rating Certificate.

Grand Award Winner – Andrew Harper, 2012

After receiving Andrew Harper’s coveted recommendation and becoming a valued partner of the Harper Alliance in 2011, Elsa’s Kopje was also won Andrew Harper’s Grand Award in 2012.

Eco Warrior Award for Best Lodge – Ecotourism Kenya, 2011

eco-warrior-award-2011Eco-Tourism Kenya recognizes innovation and exceptional achievements for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment and supports local communities within those ecosystems.

Best Small Lodge – Kenya Tourism Awards, 2011

ktf-tourisumOn behalf of the tourism industry, Kenya Tourism Federation introduced the Kenya Tourism Awards in 2011. The goal of the awards is to recognize and encourage excellence and good practice in responsible tourism.

The Good Safari Guide

good safari guideFinalist Best Safari Property in Africa and 3rd Place Best Safari Property in East Africa (2011), Best Safari Property in Africa and in East Africa (2010) Best Safari Camp in East Africa (2009)

Best Development – CNBC International Property Awards, 2008

cnbc-property-awardsThe International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement in architecture and design. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide, 2007

Elsa’s Kopje was named one of 101 Best Hotels in the World by Tatler Travel Guide in 2007.

With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre. Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.

10 of the World’s Coolest Pools – The Daily Telegraph, 2005

Elsa’s Kopje’s infinity pool was voted one of the top ten coolest pools in the world by The Daily Telegraph in 2005

 

 

About Meru National Park

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. Below the hill is the site of George Adamson’s camp, and the hill was the playground of Elsa the lion. There is a fertile spring to the east of the hill and guests can watch vast herds of elephant, buffalo and giraffe make their way across the plains below. Elsa’s Kopje is one of only two lodges in the National Park, and so guests will have this vast wilderness practically to themselves.

The park was made famous in the 1960s by Joy & George Adamson, who reintroduced their beloved lioness “Elsa” into the wild in Meru National Park. They wrote a book about their experience which was made into a feature film “Born Free” starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers – a ground breaking movie; the first to depict wild animals as endearing creatures, whose plight the audience could sympathize with. George Adamson continued to work with lions, living to the south of Meru National Park, until his death in 1989. Both Joy Adamson, and Elsa the lioness, are buried in Meru National Park.

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 gamedriving challenge.

Climate

The days are warm, rising to maximum of 30 deg C, but comfortable with minimum humidity, and the evenings are cool. Rainfall is mostly in April and May with an average of 350mm per year.

 

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