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Meru National Park in Kenya

Meru National Park does not appear on many safari itineraries, it is perhaps the least visited of Kenya’s major parks, a pristine and unspoiled environment. Abundantly traversed by streams and with plentiful rainfall, a rolling jungle of tall grass, riverine forest and swamp.

Here in Meru National Park visitors will see a more diverse range of species than in any other park or reserve in Kenya. Regular sightings include Beisa oryx, gerenuk, elephant, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, lesser kudu, Grant’s gazelle, leopard, lion, cheetah, rhino and the rare, elusive greater kudu. Meru is famous for its bird life, including riverine and forest species as well as the arid dry country species.

The park is also famous as the place where Elsa the lioness immortalised in the film “Born Free” was released into the wild.

In our opinion Meru National Park is well worth including in any longer Kenyan safari circuit as you will see ...

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WHY VISIT Meru National Park

  • Good general game viewing at any time of year
  • Successful Rhino sanctuary for both Black and White Rhino
  • Genuinely remote and unvisited National Park
  • Stay at the stunning award winning Elsa’s Kopje Lodge
  • To see the unusual Northern Wildlife species
  • Excellent birding

ACCOMMODATION IN Meru National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

The Kenya Family Safari Holiday

10 days from £5480 (US$6850) Family of four £19251

The Wonders of Kenya

10 days from £5520 pp (£18450 for a family of four)


PLACES TO GO IN Meru National Park

We usually suggest to include this park in a circuit with other Northern Parks or Maasai Mara to provide a contrast. The viewpoint at Rojewero and Elsa’s grave, along with the Rhino sanctuary are places you might like to visit. Call and speak to one of our specialists for further information.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The cooler dry months between July and October are the optimum time for a visit to Meru, between November and March it can be very warm although the game viewing should still be good. April to June is the rainy season.

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DRY SEASON

January through to March can be the hottest and driest one of the best times to witness some great game viewing. Wildlife is abundant in Kenya all year round and the open terrain of many parks makes for easier game viewing.

The weather in July and August is dry and sunny but the nights can be quite cool. September bring hot days to Meru.

This area is good to visit at any time but prices are much higher in the peak dry season months from July to September.

green SEASON

From Mid March to early June Kenya experiences its long rains driven by the winds of the South East monsoon. The whole country is greener and it is a great time for birders with many species in full breeding plumage. This is the time of year when many species have their young and there are some great deals around.

November sees the start of the short rains which may continue into December, characterized by short sharp showers usually in the mornings or evening followed by clear sunny skies.

SHOULDER SEASON

January to Mid March are Mid-summer, the short rains should now have ceased with warm days, clear skies. This is usually the hottest and driest time of year and one of the best times to witness some great game viewing, these months fall into the shoulder season pricing bracket so represent good value for money.



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