Elsamere House in Naivasha Kenya

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Located on the shores of Lake Naivasha, Elsamere House is the former home of the Late Joy and George Adamson famous for their relationship with the lioness Elsa, as told in the book and subsequent movie 'Born Free'.

Accommodation is offered in eight relatively simple and rather dark rooms facing the Lake.

Morning boat rides are ideal to spot the many species of waterfowl, brilliantly colored kingfishers, a family of Hippos and a few snake species and in the night, you might occasionally have a Hippo grazing beside you room.

Other Hotels and Holiday Lodges in Naivasha

  Loldia House › | Sanctuary Farm › | Camp Carnelley's › | Olerai House › | Elsamere Field Study Centre › | Crater Lake naivasha › | Fisherman's Camp › |   Lake Naivasha Panorama Park › | Hippo Point & Dodo's Tower › | Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge › |   


Elsamere House is on the Moi South Lake Road, 22km from its junction with the old Nairobi/Nakuru road at Naivasha town.

Naivasha is approximately 100 Kms from Nairobi. It is 60 miles from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport.


Elsamere provides accommodation for 16 people in cottages set in the gardens around the main house.

Each cottage has a veranda and faces towards the lake. The rooms are bright and attractive and all have ensuite bathrooms.

Guests may also choose to stay in the main house in the Joy Adamson bedroom, which has easy wheelchair access.

General facilities:


The Elsa Trust Shop

Video Library

Bird watching

Elsamere House in Naivasha Kenya

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