Leopard in Kenya

3 Day Safari Itinerary

Exclusive Fly-In Safari - Elsa's Kopje

Made famous by Born Free

Your exciting fly-in safari starts when you touch down at Meru National Park and take a short transfer to Elsa's Kopje. 

Built into the curves of Mughwango Rock, with views over the vast and spectacular plains of Meru, Elsa's Kopje is a secluded retreat with just eight luxurious open-fronted cottages. The lodge is named after Elsa the lioness – made famous by conservationist Joy Adamson's biographical book and the subsequent film, Born Free; this was the place where Elsa liked to relax and now you can do the same.

Enjoy game drives and feast your eyes on a diversity of wildlife, from elephants and lions to caracal and an impressive 400 species of birds. Relax in the inviting infinity pool before enjoying a delicious meal under the stars. 

If you want to extend your holiday then why not add on a beach stay afterwards, perhaps on the Kenyan coast or the nearby islands of Zanzibar or Pemba, off Tanzania – call and speak to one of our Destination Specialists to create your ideal safari itinerary. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Game drives in Meru National Park
  • Enjoying impressive views over Meru from luxury open-fronted cottages
  • Cooling down in the infinity pool
  • Dining under the stars

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

3 days
Destination Breakdown
Group basis, Escorted
  • Internal flights to/from Meru.
  • Accommodation listed (subject to change) with private facilities.
  • Meals as stated.
  • Game drives on a shared basis in 4x4 lodge vehicles.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
Not included
  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the driver/guide.
  • Drinks

Itinerary Breakdown

Fly from Nairobi to Meru National Park. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you'll be met and transferred to Elsa's Kopje in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. The former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness, here you can enjoy views of Mt Kenya, rivers and riverine habitats and a plethora of wildlife varieties including: elephants, Grevy's zebras, elands, bush pigs, waterbucks, cheetahs, leopards, reticulated giraffes, hippopotamus, bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalo, and more than 427 recorded species of bird.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Elsa's Kopje

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in an open-sided four-wheel drive vehicle.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Elsa's Kopje

Early morning game drive and breakfast before your flight back to Nairobi or extend your stay by adding on extra nights at Elsa's Kopje.

Points of Interest

  • Meru

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Game drives in 4x4 vehicles
    • Bush meals & sundowners
    • Meru Rhino Sanctuary
    • Hideaway perched on Mugwongo Hill