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Why we like it
- Elsa's Kopje is set in the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park
- There are nine luxurious open planned designer cottages all incorporated into the natural features of the rocky hillside
- Activities include; day and night game drives, guided bush walks, meals in the bush, sundowners, cultural visits, day excursions to the Tana River and day trips to the Adamson camp in Kora
- The lodge's emphasis is on a complete safari experience - fun, intellectually stimulating and to be at one with nature
- Massages and spa treatments are also provided
- Children are very welcome at Elsa's Kopje
Exclusive to A&K clients
- One 30 minute massage per room
- One bottle of sparkling wine per room
- Room upgrade at check in, subject to availability
- Exclusive use of vehicle at check in, subject to availability
*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information
This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
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The lodge is named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film "Born Free". Elsa's Kopje is virtually invisible to the eye as it blends into the rocky crags, just above George Adamson's original campsite. It is one of the most elegant lodges of East Africa and with it being perched on Mughwango Hill with 360 degree views.
All of the nine individually built open plan cottages are luxuriously appointed and designed to incorporate the natural features of the rocky hillside. The cottages are spacious and have double or twin beds, with en-suite bathrooms with fantastic views over the plains.
The Honeymoon Suite is built on three floors and includes a sitting room, double bedroom and en suite bathroomThe sense of space, style and pure relaxation is complemented by an open bar, lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool with a truly fabulous outlook over the Meru plains.
At Elsa's Kopje, guests eat on their own individual tables. Dinner is almost always held outside, with candlelit tables laid out under the stars. Private romantic dinners can also be arranged. The camp makes a point of growing most of its own produce and so boasts a wonderful selection of fresh food.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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