Meru National Park

ACCESS

Roads:

Access from Nairobi (348 kms) is via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or via Embu all weather roads. Access into the park from Maua to Murera Gate (35 km) and 348 km from Nairobi..

The other access is via Embu to Ura Gate (120 km), 290 km from Nairobi- inaccessible at the moment

Airstrip:

Main airstrip at Kina, Mulika next to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa's Kopje airstrip

PARK GATES:

The Main Gate

SIZE / LOCATION

870 Km2

East-north-east of Mount Kenya in Meru District of Eastern Province

CLIMATE

Parks are part of Semi-arid zone and have irregular rainfalls. Wet seasons are April- June and November- December. Rainfall is 635-762mm in the west and 305-356mm in the east

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness

Views of Mt Kenya

Rivers and riverine habitats

Tana river

Adamson's falls

WILDLIFE

Grevy's Zebra, Elephants, Eland, Bush Pig,  Waterbuck, Cheetah, Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Python, Puff Udder, Cobra, Buffalo, more than 300 recorded species of birds

BIRDS

More than 300 recorded species

VEGETATION

Mainly thorny bush land in the North, wooded grasslands in the West and open grassland elsewhere. The park also offer dense riverine forests of Doum and Raffia palm

WHERE TO STAY

In - Park Accommodation

Elsa’s Kopje

Leopard Rock Lodge

KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:

Murera Bandas

Kina Bandas

Meru Luxury House

Camping Facilities

Kampi Baridi; Kitanga; Makutano; Rojoweru; Mugunga; Ken Mare and Kanjoo which are special campsites. Bwatherongi which a public campsites

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

Game viewing

Camping

Scenic

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