Christian the Lion's John Rendall Returns to Elsa's Kopje & Joy's Camp

11 August 2012

John Rendall is returning to Kenya during February 2013, to spend a month at Elsa's Kopje and Joy's Camp.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet John Rendall in person, learn more about Christian the Lion, and hear about their extraordinary relationship and history - all whilst enjoying a luxury safari in the same region of Kenya where Christian the Lion was released.

Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film "Born Free". Elsa's Kopje remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with the most spectacular setting.  Almost invisible as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill, Elsa's Kopje blends into the rocky crags of the "kopje" (small hill), built above the site of George Adamson's original campsite. Each open-fronted en suite cottage is the ultimate 'room-with-a-view', uniquely designed incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. An inviting infinity swimming pool overlooking the plains, delicious organic cuisine, and luxurious 4x4 safari vehicles complete the experience.

An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's original tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of Joy's last book. Joy's Camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra. Each sumptuous tent is uniquely decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local nomadic tribes, creating a chic, sophisticated and stylish camp. The eastern corner of the Samburu eco-system, Shaba is a secluded idyll; an arid landscape dotted with lush springs and rocky river gorges. Joy's Camp is the perfect choice for guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history and an authentic wildlife experience, combined with the comfort of a luxury-tented camp.


For those of you that would be interested to meet John Rendall and hear his story, but are unable to visit Elsa's Kopje or Joy's Camp during February 2013, John Rendall will be speaking at the Henley Literary Festival, 3pm on Sunday 30th September 2012, at The Kenton Theatre.


Alternatively, if you would like to come on an exclusive safari to Elsa's Kopje and Joy's Camp (as well as the Masai Mara) - with John Rendall as your personal guide - please contact the Exceptional Travel Company (UK) who are putting together this special safari for October 2012.