Meru National Park is one of the best tourism promising destinations in Kenya covering an area of 880 square kilometers. Meru was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free. Elsa the Lioness is buried in this park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered on her gravesite. Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here.
Wildlife at Meru National Park
Meru National Park is home to abundant of wildlife including the big five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and buffaloes and others animas species like; hippos, zebras, puff adders, cheetahs, beisa oryx, reticulated giraffes, gerenuk among others with over 427 recorded bird species.
Meru National Park is located 350km from Nairobi whereby the park can be accessed through the Murera Gate – the main gate (tarred all the way) – and through the Ura Gate (tarred up to Chiakariga Market and murrammed from there to the gate).