Activity options for your Kenya safari include: a bush breakfast at the Hippo Pools, sundowners out on the plains amongst silhouetted Doum palms, fishing and exploring the park in the open-sided Land Rovers. Back at Elsa's Kopje enjoy sundowners at dusk or swim in the horizon pool formed from a natural cleft in the rocks.
Guided walks are led by a Professional Safari Guide and accompanied by a ranger. You have the chance to see the various species of game or the 4 prides of Lion. Other attractions on your safari in Kenya include bush breakfasts and sundowners and visits to the Tharaka tribal village on the Southern Boundry of the Park.
The pool is one of the best sited in Africa; with its rock ledges and infinity horizon it is easy to spend a few hours enjoying a good swim. Kopje (meaning hill in Afrikaans), by the way, is for the rocky outcropping the lodge sits on. From your cottage, tucked into the rocks and forms of the hill, enjoy a 270 degree view.
The landscape and vegetation is fascinating, tracing the lines of ancient landforms created by the series of lava flows off the Nyambeni Hills towards the Tana River many millions of years ago. The different soil ages have created distinct patterns of vegetation from lush thick bush to sparse arid sections, a unique and eyecatching eco-system now crisscrossed by 13 tree lined rivers.