Meru National Park
Accommodation-Game Lodges, Bandas, Campsites:-
Meru National Park popularly known as Elsa's country is a
complete wilderness ideal for wildlife safaris and adventures, sight seeing,
camping and relaxation. The park is a romantic and beautiful paradise
off the beaten track, away from the public glare. Meru
park is a destination of choice for nature lovers and features a Rhino
Sanctuary. Making it a home away from home are diverse accommodation
facilities to cater for different categories of travellers.
Luxury Accommodation In Meru National Park
Rhino River Camp, Leopard Rock Lodge, Elsa's Kopje Lodge , Meru
Mulika Lodge, Off Beat Campsite provide luxury accommodation
in the Park. Luxury accommodation facilities rates vary
between USD 300 per person to USD 600 PP per night.
Rhino River Camp
comprise of eight luxury cottages built out of caramel canvas,
sustainable hardwood, on platforms above the gently flowing Kindani
River. It is located in 80 acres of privately
owned wilderness, offers a chance to connect with nature and to
delight the senses in un spoilt bush and forest. Each room has
its own private ‘zen’ area where you can meditate, re-read your
favorite novel, or simply unwind.
Elsa's Kopje Lodge
Elsa's Kopje is named
after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's
biographical book and film "Born Free". Winner of the Good Safari
Guide's 'Best Safari Property in Africa' award, Elsa's Kopje is
renowned for being one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with
the most spectacular setting. It is the best upmarket location to
view rhino in their natural habitat in Kenya.
Elsa's Kopje is almost invisible to the eye as you approach its home
on Mughwango Hill. It blends into the rocky crags of the "kopje"
(small hill), built above the site of George Adamson's original
campsite. Every cottage is the ultimate 'room-with-a-view', uniquely
designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the
rocky hillside. Each cottage has spacious double or twin beds with
en suite, elegantly appointed bathrooms. There is an open bar,
lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool
overlooking the Meru plains.
Elsa's Private House is a spacious, stylish, exclusive hideaway set
slightly apart from the main lodge. It has 1 double room and 1 twin,
both with their own en suite bathrooms. There is a large private
living and dining area, leading seamlessly outdoors into a private
garden and swimming pool. Elsa's Honeymoon Suite is a triple
level room, with a sitting room, double bedroom and en suite
bathroom. With its breathtaking views, this latest addition is
definitely Elsa's 'pride'! Read More on Elsa's Kopje Meru
Leopard Rock Lodge
Enjoy the luxurious right
in the middle of an African wilderness with its doum palms, wild fig
trees, euphorbias at the doors of the deserts.
15 romantic cottages very luxurious with panoramic view from the
bed, overlooking a tropical river and Bisanadi reserve with very
high roof which ensures natural ventilation, large private terrace
which have attractive view on - river and the bush.
10 luxurious suites including honeymoon cottages.
5 luxurious double room cottages 2 bathrooms, Swimming pool on the
ground of the bush river, 1 intimate lounge, 2 cover bar lounges, 1
open lounge, 1 fireplace.
Open to the wilderness (no fence) at the same level, Buffalos,
Elephants, Leopards, many others and Lions which come very often to
drink at the swimming pool by night. Read more on Leopard Rock
Ikweta Safari Camp
Ikweta Safari Camp is the only mid range facility providing full
board services. Ikweta Safari Camp is located just two kilometres
outside of Murera Gate. Ikweta Safari Camp features Ten (10)
spacious tents thatched in makuti and tastefully decorated in
Safari-style and with high quality furniture including either twin
or double beds. Excellent meals prepared from the freshest local
produce. Large swimming pool and other amenities.
in Meru National Park
Budget accommodation is
Kws Self catering Bandas-Bwatherongi and Murera and Kinna Guest
The Bwatherongi Bandas -Self Catering :- With a
swimming pool the Bwatherongi Bandas are some of the Best in
Kenya. Bwatherongi Bandas are well spaced giving each
individual visitor utmost privacy. The Bandas are located on the
banks of bwatherongi river. Bwatherongi Bandas feature
private bathrooms with hot showers. The cooking area is outside
There are numerous campsites in
the park. Security has been beefed up security and access
With an area of 870
Km square, Meru is one of the list developed in terms of
accommodation facilities. It has only two luxury lodges, two luxury
campsites, three bandas. The rest are campsites
Meru National Park
Meru National linked by a
all weather road from Nairobi(248km) to Murera Gate. Meru can be
visited throughout the year. A visit to the Park is best
combined with the nearby attractions. These include Mt Kenya
National Park, Lewa wildlife conservancy, Borana Ranch,
Rutundu Log Cabins, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserves,
Sweet Waters game sanctuary.
Combinations with Maasai
Mara, Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Lake Nakuru are feasible
Getting to the Park:
Fly/Flight From Nairobi.
Daily scheduled flights
fly into Kinna, Mulika, and Murera airstrips.
Vehicle: All the main
roads to the Park have been upgraded.
Things to do in the Park
This park is about
exclusivity. Bird Watching, Picnics, Camping, Wildlife
Safaris, Adventure and Cultural safaris can all be organized. Game
and bird watching are best undertaken in the morning and evening.
Nature walks, rafting and fishing can be organized along Tana River.
Afternoons are best spent on cultural tours, fishing, rafting
or just relaxing at the hotel swimming pools.