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Elsa's Kopje

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Mughwango Hill, Meru National Park, Kenya
Elsa's Kopje
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a short visit and we popped in just for a cup of tea but that was enough to be totally impressed. It is a spectacular lodge. Designed with great taste and without compromising on quality standards. The materials used combined with top class creativity make it one of the most beautiful places we have visited during our 3... More 

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Citta di Castello, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elsa's Kopje is a perfect combination of a wild, yet refined experience. Being one of the few camps in Meru National Park, it's possible to go for days without encountering another vehicle or any other people. This was especially true for me and my husband, as we happened to be the only guests at Elsa's for two of the three... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

Dear Anne and Sandford, Thank you for your comprehensive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, both in the lodge and out and about in the national park. On the subject of drinks, our inclusive drinks policy is being reinstated later this year so thank you for your valuable feedback on this - very much appreciated. We hope... More 

New York, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodations at Elsa's Kopje are just fabulous, and while the safari experience is great, it is not comparable to what you will get in the Mara or Serengeti. With this in mind, we chose to start our safari here, and I think it was the right choice. We saw plenty of game -- giraffe, zebra, buffalo, hippos, ostriches, a... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you here again before too long. Best wishes, Philip, Charlie and all at Elsa's Kopje More 

Saratoga, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'll save you the gushing and basic information you read to your heart's content in other reviews. Our four nights at Elsa's were wonderful in all respects one expects in a high-end game camp. Accommodations, food, game drives, service, laundry, eco-sensitivity ... simply first rate. Charlie and Philip set the tone: Classy, relaxed, and informed. Our only do differently? Spend... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we had a wonderful time hosting you at Elsa's. Next time you must indeed stay for longer! Best wishes Phil, Charlie and all at Elsa’s Kopje More 

Nairobi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Let me kindly start with the expected. This place is a very carefully designed eco-lodge, boasting outstanding aesthetic merit; small on ecological footprint, big on beauty. Simply the seeing of it whilst living in it would be an exceptional use of anyone's time. The unusual is the warmth of the people there. The owners, the Masons, are excellent people, always... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you so much. We have passed your kind words on to Stefano, Liz and the team at Head Office, it's always lovely to have such feedback. We are all very much part of a team, both at Elsa's Kopje and Cheli & Peacock more widely - we're glad that this came across from your time... More 

Sherborne, Dorset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was a little concerned as I have breathing problems but Charlie and Phillip (the managers for 6 years) could not have helped me more. The whole camp is situated, as it says, on a Kopje - a very large stone hill - so the views are magnificent - but also wherever you walk it is a slope. You are... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

Dear Marian We very much enjoyed hosting you during your stay at Elsa's Kopje and are delighted that you enjoyed your time exploring Meru. Great that you also tied in a stay at Joy's Camp - two really quite different parts of Northern Kenya. Do come back and see us again soon. Best wishes from Phil, Charlie and all at... More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We returned to Kenya to celebrate my 60th birthday and we couldn't have picked a better place than Elsa's Kopje. We were warmly greeted by Charlie & Philip and all the staff. The rooms were spacious and so comfortable. The food was delicious - eating out on the lawn for dinner under the stars. Our safari guide Sammy was exceptional... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

Dear Jennie and Kevin, We loved having you here to celebrate such a special occasion and Sammy very much enjoyed being your guide. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future so please do stay in touch. Best wishes From us all at Elsa’s Kopje More 

London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'll be short and sweet: Go. Do whatever you must and go. Elsa's Kopje is a wonderful gem and absolutely perfect. The rooms are beautiful, the service is impeccable, the hosts are marvellous. Meru National Park is wild and amazing. Our guide was superb. He loved seeing the wildlife and talking about it as much as we did and his... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and have to agree with your comment that ‘Meru Park is wild and amazing’! Best wishes from all of us at Elsa’s Kopje More 

Adderbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was the second leg of our safari having first stayed at Tortilis camp in Amboseli. We were very warmly greeted by Charlie and Philip, camp managers. We were lucky to experience 3 different rooms during our 6 night stay as our son was photographing the camp. All rooms were just fantastic and the final nights in the house just... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

We loved having you all here and thank you for your patience and help with all the photography, which looks fabulous. Best wishes from us all at Elsa’s Kopje More 

Manchester, Uk
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was our second stay at Elsa's Kopje, our first was in June 2014 and this visit was in December 2014. This again was another magical experience, sheer perfection, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Lucy was the most perfect host, ensuring that our stay was all we wanted it to be. All dietary requirements were met during... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Elsa's Kopje, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time back with us at Elsa’s. It’s always a pleasure to see old friends return. With best wishes from Lucy and Phanice and every hope of another trip? All of us at Elsa’s Kopje More 

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