(Picture courtesy of Cheli & Peacock)
Exceptional in a collection of outstanding properties comes to mind when talking about Elsas Kopje in Meru National Park and it is no mistake that this extraordinary property has in the past attracted accolades from travel writers, travel magazines and won prize after prize in a highly competitive market.
Built first by Cheli & Peacocks owners Liz and Stefano in 1999 the small but oh la la safari boutique resort was named after the lioness Elsa of Born Free fame of Joy Adamson, and immediately established itself as a leading unit in the C&P circuit, sought after by the rich and famous but also often quite normal travelers with a taste for a true safari of a lifetime.
Andrew Harper, of Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report seems to have thought so too after staying at the Gem of Meru as it has been described to this author by those privileged to have stayed there, when he included Elsas Kopje in his list of best of 19 properties he visited last year and crowned Elsas Kopje as a Grand Award Winner. Travelling as a paying customer, not letting on at the time of his stay who he is and what he does, the monthly magazine continues to appear without advertising sweeteners, giving their global readership the confidence of an unbiased and fair assessment they can trust in, and find the facts as presented when travelling there themselves.
Just released a few days ago did the news break for the Cheli & Peacock family and they were swift to share the good news with me to make sure that the world is told, what truly amazing places Cheli & Peacock have to offer in Kenya, especially at the much underrated and yet absolutely spectacular wilderness of the Meru Conservation Area. Visit the following websites for more information on the safari resort via www.elsaskopje.com or else log on to www.AndrewHarper.com/grand-awards-2012
Magical Kenya, where else!