What a spectacular setting to have such a magnificent lodge. With rooms that reminded me of Tolkien's 'middle earth', but perched not in valley but around a rock outcrop that itself had panoramic views of the Meru National Park, Elsa's Kopje is indeed a spectacular place to visit, relax and soak up the history that it possesses.
Made famous for the story of Joy and George Adamson and their 'work' with Elsa the lioness, I really enjoyed the rooms and bathrooms, dining experiences, walks and above all the friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for ticking yet another one of my 'Bucket List' and I hope that those reading this add it to theirs if it isn't already there.
If you thinking of coming - 'don't think just do' - make sure you read the book or watch the film 'Born Free' before you arrive. The story of the Adamson's and the relationship to the Kopje will only add to what is an exemplary experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elsa’s Kopje is almost invisible to the eye as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill. It blends into the rocky crags of the "kopje" (small hill), built above the site of George Adamson's original campsite. Every cottage is the ultimate 'room-with-a-view,' uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. There is also an open bar, lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elsa`s Kopje Hotel Meru National Park