GUIDE ON MERU NATIONAL PARK IN KENYA
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 Elewana 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR MERU IN EASTERN KENYA
When visiting Meru National Park, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West 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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