Honeymoon In Kenya At Elsa?s Kopje In The Meru National Park

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Planning a Honeymoon in Kenya or an African Honeymoon Safari, and you only have a few days on safari, it is difficult to make the right choice of game lodge in a place with superb game viewing.

If you are looking for a last wilderness type of Game Park, then Meru, north of Nairobi could well be the ideal place for this part of any Africa Safari Vacation.

A real luxury retreat at Meru is Elsa?s Kopje, which is situated at 2400 ft., on a small hill, otherwise known as a Kopje, and is named after the orphaned lioness Elsa from the movie Born Free who was reared by Joy and George Adamson and then released into the wild..

Elsa?s Kopje game lodge is built on Mughwango Hill which covers a vast area and it is surrounded by thirteen rivers, running like green fingers through quite an arid landscape, so they are automatically a focal point for game viewing of the highest order.

It is an ideal spot for a part of any honeymoon in Kenya because of the quality of this luxury retreat, never mind the game viewing. The Game Lodge is invisible as you approach the Kopje, and consists of nine totally individual cottages, each luxuriously furnished.

These include a three level honeymoon suite with an open deck on top overlooking the Meru, a sitting room on the mid level, and the bottom level has a huge double bedded bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

For families there is now a double room, sitting room, and children?s bedroom cottage which is slightly set apart. Whilst there is an early mealtime and baby listening service, it doesn?t take away from the fact that Elsa?s Kopje is very much a luxury retreat to be enjoyed during a honeymoon in Kenya.

The cottages are stone built with thatched roofs and they are scattered around the hill, and all the cottages are linked to each other and the open bar, lounge and dining room by paved paths which are lit by lamps at night.

The view from the open fronted cottages is incredible, and apart from that there are the breezes and the light reflecting off the plain below. The open walls[there is no glass] are covered by mosquito netting at night so the view isn?t spoilt during the day, and the bathrooms have showers or baths built into the rocky hill, making them a feature.

The accommodation is altogether top class as befits such a luxury retreat and there is a real sense of space here, with considerable style, and you will find the atmosphere to be one of total relaxation.

Add to this an infinity style swimming pool which looks straight out onto the Meru National Park plain and is the perfect place for a couple to relax after a game drive, or a walk in the bush.

Walks in the bush and game drives, always accompanied by qualified guides and trackers, and when on foot rangers, give you the opportunity to view Elephant, Reticulated Giraffe, Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Rhino, Grevy?s Zebra, Gerenuk, and even the rare elusive Greater Kudu. This is a place with a huge reputation for wildlife so you will not be disappointed with this Kenya safari luxury retreat.

As you would expect from a luxury retreat like Elsa?s Kopje the food is more than good. It is traditional Northern Italian cuisine with local and international dishes. You will get fresh baked bread, locally grown vegetables make a great combination.

An outstanding feature is the quality of the management, and their level of thoughtfulness and care, from greeting you personally after a game drive, remembering your name, and generally making you feel totally special.

It?s the little touches like taking bush breakfasts on the morning game drive, and sundowners as the sunsets, perhaps watching two lion cubs playing.

For a honeymoon in Kenya Elsa?s Kopje is perfect, and Meru may be the best place for an old fashioned African Safari Vacation.

For more information on In Kenya Safaris go to http://www.in-kenyasafari.com/pages/Site-Map.html

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