Kopje is an elegant lodge built into Mughwango Hill, just above George Adamson’s original campsite. It is named after the lioness bought up by the Adamson family in the 1950’s. Rich in history and incorporating its natural surroundings, this is one lodge we recommend to honeymooners or adventurers looking for something different. Made famous by the book and film ‘Born Free’ about the Adamsons’ life with Elsa, Meru National Park is a beautifully unspoilt area abundant in diverse birdlife, and has a rhino sanctuary home to over 70 white and black rhinos.

We love how the décor embodies the beauty of the lodge’s rocky hillside location. The infinity pool offers panoramic views of the plains, whilst the comfortable lounge area uses natural materials to create a rustic, homely feel.

There are six open-front cottages, offering breath taking views, an en-suite bathroom and a private deck. There is also one Family Cottage featuring two bedrooms, a spacious living room and an outside bath, as well as one luxurious Private House with two bedrooms, a large dining and sitting room, and a private garden with an infinity swimming pool.

The three Honeymoon Cottages are simply romantic. Two of the suites feature an opulent outside bath built into the rocks, the other one has three levels featuring a sitting room, a main bedroom, and a small private deck with amazing  views.

The Highlights

  • Five suites have a double bed, one has two twin beds
  • Private house, family cottage and all honeymoon cottages have a double bed
  • Full board food and drink
  • WiFi
  • Tailored game drives in a 4×4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Walking safaris
  • Bush meals and sundowners
  • Night drives
  • Fishing in the Tana or Rojewero rivers
  • Visit to community projects and local school
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Child friendly activities

Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made vacation with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £505 / $655 / €575


Safari Highlights

The 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari is tailor made to ensure that you see  Mountain Gorillas in Parc Des Volcanoes  and also visit the genocide memorial in Kigali.

Day 1: – Pick up at Airport-  Genocide memorial visit and transfer to Ruhengeri

You will meet our experienced safari guide for a briefing at the Rwanda airport.  Depending on your arrival time, you will indulge in a Kigali City tour. Kigali is the Capital City of Rwanda and a beautiful small city. 70% of Kigali is urban with a significant part that is rural with a population of relatively youth making up about 60% and women making slightly more  of the percentage. Kigali is Home to over 1 Million people and the famous and most informative genocide memorial in the Country.

The genocide memorial centre consists of  three permanent exhibition centers which include ;Education Centre, Memorial Gardens and National Documentation Centre, the largest of which gives a  documentary of  1994 genocide.   The centre also has a children’s memorial centre, and  it is  an exhibition on the history of several genocide hostility  around the world. The place is a true exhibition and a meaningful tribute to those who lost their loved ones as well as a form of a powerful educational tool for the new generations. After the city tour , you will be transferred to Kinigi  now known as Musanze for diner and over nights at

Budget – Kinigi Guest House

Mid RANGE – Mountains Gorilla View Lodge
Luxury : Sabyinyo silverback Lodge

Super luxury : Bisate Lodge

Day 2: Parc Des Volcans   and Gorilla Trekking

Take breakfast and arrive at 0730hrs to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kinigi office for registration. The park ranger will brief you about the whole process on hiking and trekking to see the gorillas. Depending on the group allocated to you, drive to the brim of Park. There are a number of gorilla Families or groups that you can be allocated. Therefore Gorilla trekking is solely unpredictable however we have a 99% chance of seeing the gorillas.

The time taken to search for the gorillas will vary ranging between 2 to 6hrs because these Mountain gorillas are in their natural habitats.   The gorilla safari here commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes. Once you meet the Gorillas , you will spend one hour in their company before  hiking back to the starting point. Meeting the gorillas and taking photos is a breathtaking experience  that makes the walk worthwhile! If there is some hours left,you will  visit the little known but eloquently gorgeous twin lakes of BULERA & RUHONDO at an extra cost .

Dinner & Overnight at the lodge of your budget.

Day 3:  Transfer to Kigali
After a  leisurely breakfast, you embark on the 3 hr journey to Kigali. Depending on your flight  schedule,you can immerse yourself into touring the beautiful  Kigali town some more .  End of  the 3 days Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari.

Prize starts from $2040


  1. Full board accommodation for two nights
  2. Return transport to the airport and through out the safari in a
  3. Services of a professional tour guide
  4. Meals as per the itinerary


  1. Soveigners but available for purchase
  2. Tips
  3. Personal effects