Elsa’s Kopje

Meru National Park

Romantic and elegant, it is the only lodge in the park and has contributed significantly to its conservation.


On top of the Mughwango Hill, a granite hill in the heart of Meru National Park.


7 elegant “open-fronted” cottages, among them one for families, and 3 suites for honeymooners, that all have large veranda and en-suite bathroom. Facilities include a private villa and a swimming pool.


Day and night game drives in 4×4 open vehicles, walking safaris and visit to the local Tharaka village.


The park hosts large herds of elephants, buffalo, reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras and, among antelopes, lesser kudu and gerenuk. There are also lions, leopards, cheetahs and caracals. A population of over 70 white and black rhinos is protected within a sanctuary. Identified bird species are over 400.


An elegant and romantic eco-lodge, with a unique position and exclusive access to a park of 870 km2. The history of the lodge and the Meru National Park: from Elsa the lioness to Stefano and Liz Cheli, the owners of the lodge, who have helped to save and revitalize the park. Biodiversity and variety of habitats of Meru National Park.