The 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 hance 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.
River Lodge has a swimming pool to dream of, a well-stocked bar
and restaurant area, numerous nature trails for you to explore
privately on foot or bike, and this will make your perfect hideout.
Activities/ What to do at
River Camp include game drives, lion sighting, bush meals, bush
walks, massage, mountain bikes, sun downers, fishing and cultural
The lodge rates vary
seasonally. Rates vary from the low of USD 230 pp to the high
of USD 470 pp sharing. Simply how much you pay will depend on
the season of travel.
Ikweta Safari Camp Meru
National Park /
Ikweta Safari Lodge ,
Ikweta Safari Camp is the
only mid range facility providing full board services in Meru
National Park. Ikweta Safari Camp, is synonymous with affordable
Safari luxury and value for money. Ikweta Safari Camp promotes
our brand of high-standards, affordability and value for money in an
environment noted for simple elegance, style and convenience.
Ikweta Safari Camp is located outside Meru National Park, 2 Km
from Murera Gate.
road is tarmac from Nairobi to the camp gate. You can either
drive the park or use the daily scheduled flights from Nairobi.
Ikweta Safari Camp Residents / Non Resident Rates in Ksh and USD
Resident Rates in KES
KES 10,500 (double)
KES 6,500 (single)
Non-Residents in KES/ USD. The USD rate fluctuates with the market.
KES 12,600 (double)/
KES 7,600 (Single)/
Accommodation at Ikweta Safari Camp/ Lodge
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.
Facilities in Meru National Park
Budget Accommodation in Meru Nationa Park
Budget accommodation is
Kws Self catering Bandas-Bwatherongi and Murera.
Catering :- With a swimming pool the
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 the bandas.
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.
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 National Park
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
Visit to Meru National Park/ Meru Game Park:
Meru can be visited
throughout the year. A visit to the Park is best
combined with the nearby attractions. These include
National Park, Lewa Down,
Buffalo Springs and Shaba
Reserve, Sweet Waters game sanctuary. Just email us and let us
organize a wonderful safari to these places including
Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro and
Lake Nakuru Combinations.
The main Woodlands, wide open plains and riverine.
Getting to the Park:
Meru is accessible from
any part of the world. Whether you are in New York,
California, Beijing, Tokyo or Sydney you can easily visit Meru.
Just fly into Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta.
Fly/Flight From Nairobi.
The park has a total of 16 airstrips.
Daily scheduled flights fly into Kinna, Mulika, and Murera
airstrips. Air Kenya Aviations operate daily flights from Nairobi
Wilson To Meru National Park.
Driving from Nairobi:
park is linked to Nairobi by all whether road via Murera gate.
There are two routes:-
kms), via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru-Mau-Murera Gate via all weather
kms), via Embu-Meru- Mau-Murera gate via all weather roads. The
junction to the park is before you reach Mau town.
Bisanadi, Ura, Kinna
the main roads to the Park have been upgraded. Thus it can be accessed by a standard vehicle. A sedan
can access Mulika Lodge, Leopard Rock Lodge, Kina Park headquarters and Bwatherongi Bandas . However to fully
enjoy the park, you need a 4WD.
From Meru town you can easily hire a car to the park from the tour operator office:- GORILLA SAFARIS RWANDA, 1st Flr. Doris
House, Tom Mboya Street, Tel:+254 723 684 974, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org . We are open everyday of the week between 08:00-17:00 Hrs.
Attractions & Physical Features
In the Park:
Mammals includes- Lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard ,Lesser Kudu, duiker,
Dik Dik, buffalo, reticulated giraffes (Endangered), black and white
rhinos, Grevy's zebra (Endangered),
eland, Oryx, Impalas, buffaloes. Black and white Rhinos (
life include hippo and crocodile. Fishing for barbus and catfish is
permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.
Uninterrupted view of Mt
300 species of
Adamson's grave and camp
Pippa's Grave- Pipa was
Cheater brought up by Joy Adamson.
Elsa's Grave-Elsa was the
lioness of the born free fame.
Swamps- Mughwango, Mulika,
Bwatherongi, Mururi and Leopard Rock. Animals congregate in
the swamps during dry season
Rivers- a total of 14
permanent rivers and numerous streams including Murera, Rojowero,
Kiolu, Ura, Bwatherongi. Tana River forms its southern
The rhino sanctuary can be
accessed from Murera gate.
Activities/ What 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.
Restocking of Meru
In the 1970's the park boasted of more than three hundred Black
Rhinos. By 1997, this population had been reduced to zero. The
plan right now is to re-introduce about 30 Black Rhinos. After
the 1989 massacre of the white Rhinos, the lone
survivor Mukora was re-located to Lake Nakuru. In
2002, seven White Rhinos, including Mukora were once more
re-introduced from Lake Nakuru.
Restocking Meru National
Park will go in conservation books as one of the largest big mammal
translocation undertaken in human history. In total 66 Elephants trans-located from Laikipia
game sanctuary & Ol
Conservancy. Whole families
have been trans-located to avoid disruption of family bonds. Besides Elephants and
Rhinos other translocations include:-
20 Grevy's Zebra. The Grevy's Zebra is highly venerable to extinction.
2003, 39 reticulated giraffes were trans-located from Lewa Conservancy
making a total of 51 of these rare species in Meru park.
Meru Hotels | Meru Accommodation | Hotels Meru Kenya
Meru is a small agricultural town
on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.
Budget hotels exist in Meru town. The
hotels in Meru town
include the following:-
Springs, Meru Three Steers Hotel -Located at Makuno
Nevada Palace Hotel, Meru Kenya -Located at Makutano, West Wind Hotel Meru - Along Meru Mau Road,
Meru County- Town
Centre above Kemu Campus,
Blue Towers Hotel- located at Makutano,
at the junction of Meru Maua Road, White Star Hotel along Mau road before you reach
Mafuko Industries. No Alcohol.,
Hotel Royal Prince-
Along Tom Mboya street next to cit clock, Meru Safari Hotel
Brown Rock Hotel, Milimani Hotel
and Pig & Whistle:
The Pig & Whistle Hotel was built
in 1930s. It is in this hotels that Joy and George Adamson
stayed resulting in Joys divorce from her second husband Peter
To Book/ Reserve any
of the above hotels email us:
The town is an agricultural
centre. Tourism is not prevalent thus if you desire a
hassle free cool place, you can use it as a base to explore the
slopes of Mt. Kenya and Laikipia. The town is surrounded
by agricultural farmlands. Wheat and horticulture
plantations occupy the Timau region adjacent to Lewa
Conservancy. An interested visitor with intentions to
mingle with the locals can sample the following.
Formerly a District Commissioner's Office was built in
1916. The Museum is
ethnographic exhibiting the Culture of the local people. On display are various
tools, artefacts, local geology, stuffed mammals and birds.
Besides the museum has a traditional homestead, a crocodile and snake
pit and various herbs.
The Njuri Ncheke
(Council of elders) headquarters to learn how justice was
dispensed in the old days among the locals.
The Gakoromone open air market for
stocking up and chatting with the locals. Just carry loose
change to use in the market and be careful of pick pockets.
Swimming is available
at the Golf Club and Fred's Academy. The pool at the Golf
Club is good and its rarely used.
Lake Nkunga picnic site can be
visited with arrangement.
Visit the King Muhuru.
operator/ Travel Agent Car Hire/Rental
R&N Xplorer Africa Safaris-Located
at Doris House, Tom Mboya Street Tel:+254 723 684 974, car hire/rental and safaris to
the Park and the surrounding conservation blocks of parks of
Mt.Kenya National Park,
Samburu, Buffalo springs,
private game ranches of Ol Pejeta conservancy
and Lewa Down.
To the East park lies Bisanadi National Reserve.
It is located at the border of Meru and the Borana people. Opened in
1979 it occupies an area of 606 Km˛. It
accessible by 4WD vehicles is ideal for camping. There is an
airstrip at Korbessa.
National Park :
Tana River from Meru Park.
Covering an area of 1,787 square kilometers. It is in Kora
National park that George Adamson was murdered in his camp. Kora is full of
Inselbergs, rocky outcrops covered with vegetation that seem to
appear randomly above the plains.
Mammal life include elephant, Lesser Kudu, wild dog, striped
and spotted hyenas, leopard and cheetah.
21 species of fish have been recorded, with 500 species of
insect, 33 molluscs and 40 reptiles.
parks in this block include Rahole National Reserve, offering
a wide variety of plains game, hippo, crocodile and excellent bird
viewing; also Mwingi National Reserve, formerly North Kitui.
Game to view includes hippo, crocodile, buffalo and warthog.