Meru National Park is a complete savannah wilderness straddled by the equator and bisected by thirteen rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams.
This least travelled and yet a very special park, wild and yet one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya. Meru National Park is a green paradise untouched nature compared to the dry savannah of some other Kenya's parks.
The fascinating scenery ranges from woodlands to wide-open plains, meandering riverbanks, hilly landscapes and rich grey alluvial volcanic soil deposits. Three large rivers border the reserve: the Tana to the south, the Ura to the south-west and the Rojeweru to the east.
Meru National Park: Highlights
The magnificent Park is home to: The impressive Adamson's Falls and the remains of Lions Man George Adamson's Camp, Famous as the wilderness into which George & Joy Adamson released the hand reared leopards, including the son of son of the famous Elsa the lioness, creating the much-loved film Born Free and their cheetah Pippa and huge granite Kopjes.
Meru National Park: What Game
- Spectacular game viewing in Meru includes large herds of buffalo, bushbuck, duiker, eland, elephant, gazelle, genet, giraffe, hartebeest, impala, kudu, waterbuck and zebra.
- Expect to see baboons, hyena, jackal, kudu, and large prides of lion, mongoose, Oryx, Oribi, Vervet monkeys and warthog.
- You may see wild dog, bush baby, caracal, cheetah, civet, Dik-dik, leopard, otter, bush pig, porcupine.
- The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile and fishing is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.
- Birdlife includes Peter's finfoot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel's Fishing Owl, Kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and numerous weavers.
Meru National Park: What Activities
- Game Drives
- Short Walks (along specified routes)
- Catch release Fishing (In designated areas)
- Raft boating (On Tana River)
- Wildlife Translocations
Meru National Park: Best time to visit
- All year round
Meru National Park: Where to stay
- Elsa Kopje, Leopard Rock Lodge, Ikweta Camp