Meru National Park is in Meru County about 350 km from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.
It is among the most popular Kenya tourists and travelers destinations and it is under the custody of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
It was also promoted in the award-winning movie Born Free alongside Samburu National Reserve, where Elsa the Lioness was raised and buried
Meru National Park Attractions
Why is the park popular? It is home to:-
- Great scenery
- A Jungle
- A Swamp
- Great Wildlife
- Adamson’s fall
- Tana River
- Spectacular Mount Kenya views
- It is where Elsa the Lioness was raised and buried
Meru National Park Animals/Wildlife
The Park has a wide variety of animals including Elephant, Rhinoceros (eastern black and southern white rhinoceros), Zebra, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Hippopotamus, Python, Cobras, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah.
It has also a wide variety of birds-over 427 species of birds.
Meru Weather and Climate
This area receives abundant rainfall. Wettest periods are from March-May and October to December. Dry periods are between January-February and June-September.
West part of the park receives about 762 mm of rainfall while the east part of the park receives about 356 mm of rainfall.
Meru climate is warm with an average annual temperature of 18C.
Things to do in Meru National Park
- Game Viewing-there is a wide variety of wildlife
- Nature Walks-great scenery and stunning views of the Mount Kenya
These items must be in your items-to-carry list. They include drinking water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, and guidebooks.
Also, remember to carry picnic items and if you are camping don’t forget the camping equipment.
Meru National Park Entrance Fees
Citizen: Adult KES 300, Child KES 215
Residents: Adult KES 1,030, Child KES 515
Non-resident: Adult $52, Child $35
How to get there
By Road-it about 348 km from Nairobi and can be accessed via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or via Embu. It has two gates, Maua to Murera Gate if accessing via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru and Ura gate if accessing via Embu.
By Air-through Kina Airstrip close to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa’s Kopje airstrip
Phone: Mobile: +254 786 348 875, Email:email@example.com
Meru National Park Hotels and Lodges
- Ikweta Safari Camp
- Rhino River Camp
- Ikweta Country Inn Maua
- Beehive Kraal
- Ryllod Sunrise Lodge
Have a great wildlife visit!