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Elsa's Kopje
Elsa's Kopje
Elsa's Kopje
Elsa's Kopje
Elsa's Kopje

Elsa's Kopje: Information from the owner

General information

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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
27 Nov 2023
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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

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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.

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Family Cottage

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.

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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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Safari Cottages

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.

Activities at Elsa's Kopje

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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.

Bush breakfasts are included in a Game Package.

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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.

Game drives are included in a Game Package.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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