Elsa Conservation Trust

2010 marked the centenary of the birth of Joy Adamson – a pioneer in the field of conservation. With her husband George, Senior Game Warden for Kenya’s untamed Northern Province, she established one of the world’s first wild animal appeals which in 1963 became the Elsa Conservation Trust.

Today the Elsa Conservation Trust continues its life long commitment to wildlife conservation operating a wildlife retreat and an education centre at the Adamson’s former home at Elsamere on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley.

“For years I had been looking for a house where George and I could live. Eventually I found a place that seemed to combine all we wished for. It would be impossible to imagine a more attractive site for a home ...We decided to call our home... Elsamere”. Joy Adamson





To contact the Trust directly  for donations and any enquiries, write to:

Elsa Conservation Trust,

17, Berkeley Mews,



TW16 5QF


Telephone 44 0 1932 788285

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