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Safari meaning ‘journey’ in Swahili, stirs up images of a savanna landscape teeming with wildlife, relaxing outside ones tent while being served a sun-downer around a crackling fire, watching elephants peacefully meander with Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop, meeting Maasai warriors along the dirt track and much, much more. Let us take you there…

We offer you the opportunity to visit the Africa, people only think of in their dreams. In conjunction with our hand selected destinations and hosts we reveal to you a side of East Africa that the majority do not even know still exists. With private access into many areas and destinations, we can offer an insight into the authentic East Africa.

Allow us to take you to our favorite undiscovered private destinations where you’ll experience fantastic
‘forever memories’.

Our goal is to tailor the safari to your specific interests, travel schedule, local wildlife concentrations, and seasonal weather patterns. As our private guests, we will be happy to alter and customize the itinerary once we’ve identified your preferences and wishes.
Osero Safaris has put together a handful of itineraries that allow you to experience a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, activities and cultures while staying in luxurious and exclusive camps.

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For many years Kenya’s best kept secret, the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is best explored from its hidden jewel – Elsa’s Kopje. Made famous by the film ‘Born Free’ and George Adamson’s lions, the lodge is invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje. Each of the 9 individually built cottages are luxuriously appointed, and here you’ll find the ultimate ‘room with a view’.

Recipient of Africa’s first Bronze Eco-Tourism certification - 2003

George Adamson
George Adamson with his lions

ABOUT

Location:

Meru National Park, North Eastern Kenya

Altitude:

2,400 ft

Climate:

Warm days, low humidity

  • Location: Mughwango Hill, Meru National Park
  • Northeast of Nairobi
  • 7 miles North of the Equator
  • Warm days, pleasant nights
  • 9 open-plan ‘designer’ cottages:
    • 6 with king size beds
    • 2 with twin beds
    • 1 family cottage: 1 double bedroom & 1 twin, with a shared sitting room and an open verandah
  • Private verandahs
  • En-suite modern bathrooms (shower or bath, double basins, flush toilets, bidets)
  • ‘walkie-talkie’ 2-way radio contact for room service
  • Personal butler
  • Swimming pool
  • Guided bush walks
  • Game drives in 4-wheel drive Land Rovers
  • Night game drives
  • Bush breakfasts
  • Day excursions with packed lunch
  • Bush sundowners
  • Line fishing (for Catfish & Barbel)
  • Gift shop
  • Massage service
  • Laundry
  • Airstrip

Scheduled air service Sunday, Wednesday & Friday connecting to Samburu, Maasai Mara & Nairobi

DESTINATION

Elsa’s Kopje is a luxurious oasis in the wilds of Meru National Park. Elsa’s Kopje was named after Elsa the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson in the film ‘Born Free’, released into the wild here in Meru. The word Kopje means ‘small hill’. The lodge blends into the hillside of Mughwango Hill, site of George Adamson’s original camp.

Meru is vast with arid, open plains dotted with Doum Palms and Baobab trees and lush vegetation along 13 rivers, like green ribbons, bisecting the Park. Here visitors will see a more diverse range of species than in any other Park or Reserve. Regular sightings include Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Elephant, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Lesser Kudu, Grant’s Gazelle, Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Rhino and the rare, elusive Greater Kudu. Meru is famous for its bird life, including riverine and forest species as well as the arid dry country species.

ACCOMODATION

The 9 stone and thatch guest cottages are crafted around the natural features of the hill. Paved paths, lit by lamps at night, lead from each cottage to the comfortable open bar, lounge and dining room. There is a sense of space, style and pure relaxation. The ultimate ‘pool with a view’ looks out across the plains, perfect for chilling out after a game drive or guided walk in the bush.

EXPERIENCE

The atmosphere induces a feeling of peace thanks to a highly trained, unobtrusive team of staff and a skilled host who manages the lodge. Each cottage is attended by a butler who also waits on the guests at mealtimes. Dining at Elsa's Kopje

The food is traditional Northern Italian cuisine blended with a selection of local and international dishes, fresh baked bread, crisp salads and locally grown vegetables. Activities include game drives in open-sided safari Land Rovers, driven by knowledgeable driver-guides, all members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association.

Guided walks are led by a Professional Safari Guide and accompanied by a Ranger. Other attractions include bush breakfasts and sundowners and visits to the Tharaka tribal village on the Southern Boundary of the Park.
MERU NATIONAL PARK

Of all the parks, Meru (1,813 Km²) has the widest variety of landscapes and habitats – forest, swamp savannah divided by many streams and rivers all rising in the foothills of Mt. Kenya and the Nyambene Hills, ending in the mighty Tana River forming a natural boundary to the South.

With herds of Elephant and northern species such as Grevy’s Zebra, Oryx & Reticulated Giraffe one can observe animals without being disturbed by another soul. The riverine forests are a birders’ paradise providing refuge for many rare localized species.

This was the wilderness into which George & Joy Adamson released Elsa the lioness, creating the much-loved film ‘Born Free’

 

 

 
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