Elsamere is the former home of the late conservationists Joy and George Adamson. Joy Adamson was famous for raising Elsa the lioness and for her book, Born Free. Elsamere is located in the shores of Lake Victoria. The house is set on beautiful grounds and guests can see animals roaming by as they relax in the garden. A Field Study Center is also hosted here and is open to students, teachers, community and other groups looking to learn more about conservation.
Elsamere Lodge Accommodation
Accommodation at Elsamere Lodge is in 10 double rooms all en-suite and with a private verandah, facing the lake. Each cottage is named after Joy Adamson’s pets – Elsa the lioness, Penny the leopard, Pippa the cheetah and Pati the rock hyrax. Lunch is usually served in the garden by the lake and dinner is served in Joy’s dining room. Boat rides on Lake Naivasha, visits to Hells Gate, flower farms, Crater Lake and Crescent Island are some of the excursions available at Elsamere.