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Meru National Park, Kenya

Meru is one of the most overlooked and therefore wildest and most untouched national parks in Kenya.  Meru's story is one of mixed fortune –  established in 1966, poaching became a severe problem in the 1970s and 80s, and the area was acutely threatened.  Luckily, a large injection of millions of pounds from the International Fund for Animal Welfare arrived in the early 2000s, and the area is now thriving.

Meru National Park is 870 square kilometres of thorny bush, woody thickets and open grassland.  There are over 13 rivers which are fringed with riverine forests of doum and raffia palm.  Rainfall is abundant here, meaning the grasses grow tall and the terrain is dotted with swamp and marsh.  As stunning and lush as this vegetation may be, it can admittedly make game a little harder to spot.  Still, wildlife is abundant here, with over 250 recorded bird species living alongside elephant, hippo, lion, cheetah, black rhino and a variety of antelope.

Former home to George and Joy Adamson of Born Free fame, Elsa the hand-reared lion spent part of her life growing up here.  When she eventually died she was buried here, and Joy Adamson's ashes were scattered over Elsa's grave.  This corner of the world is home not only to rugged beauty and beautiful wildlife, but also to so much drama and history.

Photos of Meru National Park

 
White Rhinos seen on safari
White Rhinos seen on safari
 
The famous Joy Adamson and lioness Elsa
The famous Joy Adamson and lioness Elsa
 
Elephant in Meru National Park
(photo by zundel)
Elephant in Meru National Park

Tours and Safaris to Meru National Park

We don't have any preplanned safaris to Meru National Park. We can, however, arrange custom tours and safaris which go to Meru National Park so feel free to e-mail us or visit our custom tours page.


Hotels in (or near to) Meru National Park

We don't have any information on hotels near this park at the moment, but we're working on it! Come back soon to see the updates.

Wildlife you can see in Meru National Park

Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
Leopard
Leopard
Masai Lion
Masai Lion
Beisa Oryx
Beisa Oryx
Cheetah
Cheetah
Crocodile
Crocodile
Crowned Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Dikdik
Dik-dik
Duiker
Duiker
Eland
Eland
African Fish Eagle
Fish Eagle
Gerenuk
Gerenuk
Grant's Gazelle
Grant's Gazelle
Grevy's Zebra
Grevy's Zebra
greyheaded-kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Hippo
Hippo
Jackal
Jackal
Lammergeyer
Lammergeyer
Lesser Kudu
Lesser Kudu
Lilac-breasted Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Malachite Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Masai Ostrich
Masai Ostrich
Oliva Baboon
Olive Baboon
Reedbuck
Reedbuck
Reticulated Giraffe
Reticulated Giraffe
Vulturine Guineafowl
Vulturine Guineafowl
Waterbuck
Waterbuck
White Rhino
White Rhino
Yellow-billed Hornbill
Yellow-billed Hornbill
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