Elsa's Kopje: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Elsa's Kopje, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 28 Apr 2022
Facilities at Elsa's Kopje
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Spa
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks
- English, Swahili
Room types at Elsa's Kopje
Elsa’s Private House
Elsa's Private House is an exclusive accommodation set slightly apart from the rest of the lodge. It is an exclusive retreat for families, with its own garden, infinity pool, sitting room and dining area.
The Private House has a double ensuite master bedroom with bath and an outdoor shower, and a twin ensuite bedroom with shower. Private House can fit two extra beds, for children under 16yrs.
The family cottage consists of an ensuite double bedroom, ensuite twin bedroom, joined by a sitting room and large private decking. The family cottage also offers an outdoor bath.
The family cottage can fit two extra beds, suitable for children under 16yrs.
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.
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.
Activities at Elsa's Kopje
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.
Bush breakfasts are included in a Game Package.
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.
Game drives are included in a Game Package.
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 walks are included in a Game Package.
Line Fishing (Catfish, Tilapia and Barbel)
Take your rod, afternoon tipple with some canapés and a good book, and settle on the palm lined banks of one of Meru’s many rivers. The fishing is fun, with plentiful catfish, tilapia and barbell.
Fishing is included in a Game Package.
Massage and Spa
Elsa's Kopje has one of the most memorable spa's of any lodge, with a breathtaking view from the massage table. Gushing reviews and regular bookings of second and third massages during a stay are testament to this lavish indulgence to the senses.
Massages can be booked during your stay and are at an additional cost.
“Sundowners” are an old tradition after a day of safari: stop and watch the spectacular sunset with, traditionally, a gin and tonic in hand.
Sundowners and drinks are included in a Game Package.
From the cool waters infinity pool perched on the side of the hill, the views are indeed infinite! The pool has bar service.
The Private House has its own private swimming pool.
Visits to the local school and community
Elsa’s Kopje works with closely with the local community, and there are ways that you can get involved. For example, visit the Ura Gate Primary School that is supported by Elsa's Kopje.
School visit included in Game Package accommodation but guests are encouraged to donate towards ongoing projects, or purchase school books and supplies.
Other lodges in Meru National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Offbeat Meru is a low-footprint riverside bush camp, with six guest tents and a swimming pool in a quiet area just outside Meru National Park.
Rhino River Camp
Rhino River Camp is a pleasant safari camp nestled in deep forest next to Meru National Park's rhino sanctuary.