Elsa's Kopje is situated on Mughwango Hill overlooking the Meru plains. It is one of Africa’s most elegant lodges, nestling subtly in the most spectacular setting in Northern Kenya - the perfect hideaway. Elsa’s Kopje is built above George Adamson old bush camp, in the Meru National Park. With its clever design it has been constructed to blend into the rocky hillside preserving the beauty of the natural landscape. The Park has 13 rivers and springs and incorporates a Rhino Sanctuary which also attracts herds of elephants as well as lions and other Kenyan wildlife. After your amazing stay at Elsa’s Kopje you will be taken to Loisaba to continue your African experience. Loisaba is only a few miles from the equator situated on the borders of Laikipia and Northern Frontier District.
Set on Mughwango Hill in the Meru National Park and almost invisible to the naked eye, Elsa’s Kopje blends perfectly into its environment. All eight cottages have magnificent views overlooking the Meru plains and are unique in design, built using natural local materials. From the infinity pool outside the main dining area you can see for miles over the Meru plains. Guests have the whole of Loisaba sanctuary to themselves. Loisaba offers luxury and tranquillity yet remains in harmony with the land. With a variety of accommodation to choose from, all have magnificent views over miles of unspoilt African wildness - as nature intended. With views of a water hole below and Mount Kenya sitting proudly in the distance, Loisaba has a unique aesthetic beauty that touches your heart and where the body and soul are truly quenched.
Currently Elsia’s Kopje is the only fully operating lodge in Meru National Park, allowing the guests the true privilege of being almost entirely alone with wildlife. You will be able to see and experience the land and animals that inspired George Adamson to settle here and strive to protect big cats. Participate in bush walks, fishing, cultural visits as well as day and night game drives with your guide. Loisaba is an adventure playground for adults and the only barrier is in your imagination. Horse ride and you truly feel at one with nature and the wild life – following giraffes up close and spotting wild dogs in the distance - amazing. If you want to put a childhood excitement back into your life do spend a night in a star bed – a real one-off experience and not to be missed. Also at the end of the day why not relax with a spa treatment – just heaven.
Elsa’s Kopje has a bar, a lounge and a dining area. Expect a set daily menu made from fresh seasonal produce purchased from local farmers or grown on Elsa’s Kopje’s own small vegetable and herb garden. Everything is freshly cooked daily on the premises even the bread, biscuits and crackers. You will be served exquisite contemporary Italian cuisine influenced by the owner’s grandmother. At Loisaba you will find communal meal times at the lodge although private dinners are available on request. Then chill out in the wonderful cosy and comfortable sitting area whilst reflecting on the day’s adventures.
Feel Good Factor
This is a place of real history where a gentle natured man educated the world to respect wildlife and to live in harmony with nature, protecting the riches it has to offer. George Adamson was a true pioneer, opening up new ideas about the preservation and respect of big cats and other wildlife. He made it possible to release lions such as Elsa (of Born Free) and “Christian the Lion from Harrods” back into the wild. With his passion and knowledge of the big cats being so well documented it has enabled others to continue his passion. Enjoy all this with an ecokind and respectful approach to the environment and the local people.
Who's it for?
This is an experience for anyone who has a sense of adventure and a respect for the environment. With romantic, elegant, natural settings this is a perfect way to spend your honeymoon or romantic time with a special person, relaxing and finding space for yourselves. Equally, you can make this trip alone or with friends as there is so much to do and experience. This holiday offers a great opportunity for families to truly experience the natural world and see where our understanding of the big cats originated. This not only gets children interested in the natural world but lets them see first hand the amazing animals that inhabit our planet. It educates us all to respect the riches the world has to offer whilst still having fun in the most enlightening and enjoyable way.
Take a universal plug adaptor, a good camera, binoculars, walking shoes, anti mosquito lotion, suntan lotion and some warm clothes for the evenings. Management can send urgent emails on your behalf and mobile phone reception is limited. Both properties have a gift shop where you can pick up beautiful carefully selected authentic gifts.
A sanctuary to all, even for the famous - this is not kiss and tell.
Included in the Couples + Romance programme:
- Private guide at Nairobi Airport to your connecting internal flight
- Free transfer between Airstrips
- 7 night’s full board to combine as you like
- All drinks (excluding luxury spirits, special wines or champagne)
- A personal butler
- Laundry Service
- 1 x Free massage exclusive to Electric Bloom guests
- Day and night game drives (excluding small night fee for night drives)
- Bush meals
- Line fishing
- 1 x Star bed
- 1 x Leopard hide
- 1 x Horse ride
- 1 x Camel ride
Special 2013 Offers:
Valid for stays up until 31 July 2013 + 01 Oct – 20 Dec 2013
- Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 nights, or
Family + Friends:
- 1 child up until 17 years old stays free with parents or siblings,
- 10% Off accommodation
Honeymoon Special Offer:
- 50% Off accommodation for brides married 6 months prior to travel
- 10% Off accommodation
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