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MERU NATIONAL PARK

Offbeat Meru

Meru Bush Walks

Meru Sky Views

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Elsa's Kopje

Avian-Life Of Meru

Big Five Of Meru

Rhino River Camp

Meru Activities

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GUIDE ON MERU NATIONAL PARK IN KENYA

A historical African dream vacation awaits you at Meru National Park – home of Joy and George Adamson and their lions. Located east of Mount Kenya, the park covers 336 square miles (870 square kilometers) of hills, grasslands and unique geological features. The park plays a vital role in protecting the vital ecosystem along the Tana River, and the conservation efforts continue beyond the park borders into Kora National Park, Bisanadi, Rahole and Mwingi National Reserves. Meru National Park is a place where diverse habitats emerge just beyond the horizon. The northwestern section of the park consists of the Nyambeni Hills along with its volcanically-enriched soil and lush vegetation. As you travel east, the terrain transitions to the lowlands with its grayish volcanic remnants scattered across a flat landscape. Noticeable basement rock inselbergs appear at random, the most notable being Leopard Rock and Mughwango. In addition to the Tana River along the southern border, two other rivers form the southwestern and eastern boundaries – the Ura River and Rojeweru River respectively. Effective wildlife management at Meru Park has made it a safe haven for flora and fauna alike, and to enhance wildlife and habitat protection, portions of the park are designated as road-free wilderness (read more on when is the best time to go to Meru with AfricanMecca). More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in the park, and the Rojeweru River is a favorable place for recording Peter’s finfoot.

Rare species include lesser kudu, caracal and aardwolf. Other herbivores include elands, bush pigs, elephants, bohor reedbucks, gerenuks, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, to name only some of the animals that you may see. Hippos comfortably relax in the refreshing waters of 13 spring-fed rivers, and Meru National Park is also home to an 84-square kilometer sanctuary for black and white rhinos. Predatory species include cheetahs, lions, hyenas, leopards, crocodiles and many more! In addition to the ecological value of the area, the Meru outback is also noted as the inspiring setting for the film “Born Free”. Varied landmarks in the locale, such as Elsa’s Kopje, commemorate the work of Joy and George Adamson. Their work was critical in advancing wildlife protection and changing public perception of the magnificent animals of East Africa. Connect with all the beauty that Meru offers with game drives, nature walks, hiking, biking through villages, fishing, picnicking at Adamson’s Falls and so much more. AfricanMecca highly recommends that you visit the former home of Joy and George Adamson, as well as the local settlements outside the park for a distinct cultural experience of the Ameru or Ngaa tribal people. Meru Park is a magical place to safari, and we believe that you will be inspired to write your own story of Kenya, her animals and her ever-lasting beauty.
WHERE TO STAY IN MERU
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WHERE TO STAY IN MERU

For guests who desire the utmost pampering and luxury, Elsa's Kopje offers lodging that celebrate the life and work of Joy and George Adamson. Offbeat Meru, Rhino River, Ikwete Camps are other options.

SAFARI & TOUR IN MERU
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SAFARI & TOUR IN MERU

Meru is a discerning unspoiled paradise. From the non-stop action of a game drive to the more relaxed and subtle interactions of a nature walk, the park is a dream wilderness sited in eastern Kenya.

BEST TIME TO VISIT MERU
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BEST TIME TO VISIT MERU

The long cool-dry season from July to October is widely-recognized as the best time to visit Meru. With little to no new precipitation, seasonal watering holes evaporate and vegetation is sparse.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Dear Raza, You turned our dream into a reality. Our honeymoon and wedding in Kenya was so much more than we hoped for. We've never in our wildest dreams thought a vacation could be so perfect...
    Mrs Annemarie Bain, Post Production Producer, Maury Show NBC Studios - New York, United States
  • To sum it up, it was awesome! The accommodations were beautiful, the food was great, and the people of Kenya were warm and friendly. I would give an A+ to the overall rating of this safari trip. Thank you....
    Sharon Kolodziejski & Family - Michigan, United States
  • We are writing to you on our return to say what a marvellous job AfricanMecca did for us on our holiday in Kenya. All the arrangements you made went like clockwork. We are already recommending you to friends.
    Liz and Nigel Barnes - West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Our Best Of Kenya Tier I safari was really wonderful. Everything was perfect. Excellent top notch service from AfricanMecca! Thanks very much for making our trip really memorable.
    Lorna Mata - Ottawa, Canada
  • Dear AfricanMecca, I could not think of any other better way to tell you about our superb safari that you organized in Kenya than to send you my 11 year old's safari Journal..Thank you
    Zahira Hassanali & Family - Long Island - New York, United States
  • Jambo Raza: We are very impressed by your efficient team work and considerate programming. We spent a wonderful time in Kenya. Thanks for your thoughtful service. Looking forward to the next safari.
    Lin Tien-Li of Lin's Family - Yi-Lan City - Taiwan
  • Dear Raza, Just a note to let you know that my daughter and I had a wonderful time in Kenya. I fell in love with your beautiful country. You certainly lived up to your commitment of superb service.
    Patricia Young - Universal Music Group - California, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR MERU IN EASTERN KENYA

When visiting Meru National Park, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Masai Mara and Nakuru or Naivasha Great Rift Valley Lakes. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Amboseli or Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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