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
  • Camping

Meru National Park: Best time to visit

  • All year round

Meru National Park: Where to stay

  • Elsa Kopje, Leopard Rock Lodge, Ikweta  Camp



    • IKWETA Safari Camp

      IKWETA Safari Camp  near the park is most ideal for exploring the Savannah wilderness of Meru National Park. Close to one of Kenya’s most beautiful national parks and the land of the “Big-Five” – elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. The park is also a birdwatchers’ paradise with over 400 bird species IKWETA Safari Camp: Highlights Park is associated with Elsa the Lioness and the film Born Free by Joy and George Adamson Diverse eco-systems - varied eco-systems – from thorny bush land in the North and South-East to tropical marshes and dense riverine forests of Doum and Raffia palm in the West with sizable waterways; from rain forest (Ngaya Forest also known as the “Elephants’ Maternity”) in the North-West to open grassland elsewhere. Land of the Big-Five: the famed Big Five – elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Birdwatchers’ paradise: the Park is   a birdwatchers’ paradise with over 400 bird species reported. The camp is collaborates with Born Free Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service in lion monitoring in Meru National Park. IKWETA Safari Camp: Accommodation Ten spacious guest tents, tastefully decorated in safari-style with high quality furniture, a private veranda and faces east to enable guests enjoy the spectacular…
    • Elsa’s Kopje Camp

      Elsa’s Kopje, nestled into the hillside, and overlooking the vast plains of Meru National Park Kenya, each of Elsa’s Kopje’s open-fronted cottages are unique in design and offer an elegant safari style. Explore each and every stunning corner of the park on game drives from the palm fringed springs, to the sandy beaches if the Tana river.  Meru National Park is one of the most beautiful in Africa, and apart from being home to plentiful lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and rhino, it is known for its diversity of habitat and wildlife, including the rare and beautiful lesser Kudu.  A birders paradise, Meru boasts over 400 species, as well surprising botanical treasures including the giant baobab tree Elsa’s Kopje Camp: Highlights Rhino sanctuary, large elephant herds and most diversity in species in East Africa. Bush breakfasts, picnics and evening sundowners Day and evening gamedrives Guided bush walks with resident guides Day excursions to the Tana River and Kora National Reserve Line-fishing in spring fed streams Elsa’s Kopje Camp: Accommodation Six open plan, en-suite guest cottages (5 doubles, 1 twin/double) Three Honeymoon cottage suites Family Cottage (1 double & 1 twin room, both en-suite) sitting room, verandah Elsa’s Private House (1 double…
    • Leopard Rock Lodge

      Leopard Rock Lodge is a five star luxury eco - Lodge located in Meru National Park, Kenya. Meru National Park is one of the most stunning and pristine parks in Kenya. Enjoy a high class experience in a fascinating  with charming environment and  the lodge's gastronomic Cuisine. The pristine savannah national park hosts a large variety of wildlife which includes lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos,Grevy's zebra,eland,bushbuck,reticulated giraffe,gerenuk,bufallo and much more. The park is also home to over 300 species of birds including the Peter's Finfoot, which is found around the river bordering the lodge. Leopard Rock Lodge: Highlights Business Conference Wedding, Honeymoon Meru National Park was made famous for being the setting where conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson Bordering the Murera River, and being located close to the Bisanadi National Murera River is home to many species including crocodiles, hippos, various species of fish and much more. The river serves as a watering point  attracts the attention of many animals.     Leopard Rock Lodge is completely unfenced, and open to the wild, allows the wildlife to move freely close and within the lodge, a unique experience which only Leopard Rock Lodge offers in the Park. Meru National Park…