Born Free! Few visit Meru, which only enhances its stunning scenic beauty that includes small rivers shaded by dense riverine forest as well as raffia and doum palms. This remote area is where Joy and George Adamson reared and maintained a friendship with the lioness Elsa, made by famous by the movie Born Free. As you land on the tiny airstrip you might spot a surprised napping cheetah or big-eared bull elephant charging away. Home to the rare northern desert species of beisa oryx, zebra, giraffe, rhinos and a myriad of colorful birds, you may also meet mating lions, lurking leopards, and cheetahs on the chase!
Iconic Savannah Landscapes
Recommended Kenya Tours
Places: Nairobi (1 day) → Laikipia - Community Reserves (3) → Masai Mara (3) → Zanzibar Stone Town (1) → Zanzibar (4)
Tour Highlights: Contemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National Park, Cultural Encounters with Pastoral Communities...
Named after 'Elsa' the lioness which was introduced into the wilds from this very spot, Elsa's Kopje is built on the site of George Adamson's first campsite and is hardly visible as you approach the hill.
Set at the edge of Meru National Park in an exceptional riverine environment, Rhino River Camp is an exclusive luxury camp that will charm your senses and let you have a taste of true African wilderness.