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National Park

Exploring the heart of Africa’s wilderness

Meru National Park

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about the park

It is wild and beautiful, yet surrounded by undiluted natural scenery. The scenery is diverse from the woodlands at 3,000ft on the slopes of Nyambane mountain range, northeast of Mt. Kenya to wide-open plains.

The park teems with variety of wildlife species including; Elephants, Grevy’s Zebra, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hippo, Buffalo and the reticulated giraffe among others. Meru hosts a Rhino sanctuary that is home to endangered black and white Rhino species. The Rhinos are under a twenty-four hour surveillance.

Bird life is also exceptionally diverse with over 400 bird species recorded. These include Pel’s fishing owl, kingfisher, bee-eaters, starlings and weavers. The rivers abound with hippo populations, crocodiles and fish.

The park is famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst Lions and Cheetahs. Elsa the lioness was the most well known and her grave is marked inside the park.

Visitors can enjoy game viewing, camping, picnicking, hiking and swimming in the swimming pool located next to the Kinna cottages. The rich culture of the Ameru, Borana and Tharaka communities in the cultural villages is also an activity Visitors can savor.

Where does our safari take you


Views of Mt. Kenya

Adamson’s falls

Former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness

River and riverine habitats

Tana river

Key Features




Game Viewing



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