Parks & Reserves

Eastern : : Meru National Park
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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 427 recorded species of birds

BIRDS

  • More than 427 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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