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Meru National Park Kenya, Best Offers, Best Prices for Safari Packages 2013/ 2014

Best offers for full inclusive budget, mid range and luxury safari packages to Meru National Park.  I am not sure you will get a better deal anywhere else. The packages inclusive of transportation, accommodation, meals, game drives, sightseeing activities. Packages are tailor made to suite your pocket and schedule. Departures are daily from Nairobi, Meru, Nanyuki, Isiolo.  You have an option of flying from Nairobi to Meru Park.  Packages can be combined with other parks.

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Last Updated May 30, 2013

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Meru National Park Best Offfer/ Budget Safari, 3 days 2 Nights Ikweta Safari Camp

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Introduction

This is a full inclusive safari package meant to give you an insight into Meru National Park- often described as a complete wilderness, the park is characterized by beautiful vistas of Mt Kenya and bush covered plains. The park offers:

● Unrivalled game viewing with all the big five and other plain game,

● Great bird watching opportunities with over 300 recorded

● Hiking opportunities

● Visits to local villages of the Meru and the Boran

● Great Hiking and cycling

The afternoons are best spent relaxing by the poolside of your hotel, walking the banks of river tana or visiting locals.  Game drives are best at dawn or at dusk.  Best time to visit- Throughout the year.

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The black Rhino, of the rare species in   Meru National Park

The Safari Facts

Classification:  Budget Best offer

Departure Points:   Nairobi, Meru, Nanyuki, Isiolo

Best Offer Prices -Budget at Ikweta Safari Camp:  

Non USD 630- USD 850 pp

Residents Kes 31550-3600PP

Price depends on season, departure point and mode of transport

Accommodation:

Budget Ikweta Safari Camp on full board on sharing basis

 Duration: 3 days 2 Nights

Game drives:  Minimum 4 with

Group: Minimum group size 2 pax.  A single traveller supplement apply to single travellers.

Transportation: Safari Mini Van for budget, Safari landcruiser Mid Range, Fly/Drive for luxury

Flights From Nairobi ( WIL)- Meru National Park

WIL-MERU NP FLT 861 DEP 0730 ARR 0815
FLT NO. FROM TO DEP ARR
861 WIL HKMK 07:30 08:15
871 WIL NYK 09:15  
  NYK HKMK   10:30
827 HKMK NYK 10:30  
  NYK WIL   12:15

Daily flights depart Nairobi Wilson Airport.  The flight schedules are as follows

Driving from Nairobi:

The park is linked to Nairobi by all whether road via Murera gate.  There are two routes:-

a)  From Nairobi (348 kms), via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru-Mau-Murera Gate via all weather road. 

b)  From Nairobi (348 kms), via Embu-Meru- Mau-Murera gate via all weather roads.

 

Safari Programme

Day1  Drive/ fly to Meru NP

Mornning departure from Nairobi, Meru or Nanyuki and dive or fly to Meru NP.  Those that fly will picked from their hotel and transferred tot he airport to catch their flights.  On arrival have lunch followed by an evening game drive.  A morning game drive is possible for early arrivals.

Day2 Full day Meru NP

Spend the day in the park with an early morning and late afternoon game drive.  Visits to the local villages can be organized

Day3 Fly/ Drive Back to origin or Away

Early morning game drive, return to the lodge camp for breakfast.   After breakfast programme varies depending on your place of origin.  Those that return to Meru/ Nanyuki/ Isiolo will check out and continue with an extra game drive.  Those that fly to Nairobi or Nanyuki or Samburu will have a schedule depending on flight timing.

 

End of safari

 

Meru National Park Attractions- Physical Features

  • 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 ( Endangered). Aquatic life include hippo and crocodile. Fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.

  • Uninterrupted view of Mt Kenya.

  • Over 300 species of birds recorded.

  • 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 boundary.

  • Rhino Sanctuary:  The rhino sanctuary can be accessed from Murera gate.

  • Cultural centers- Meru cultural center outside Murera gate and Malka (Boran) cultural center outside Bisanadi Gate.

Meru NP Accommodation Facilities

luxury accommodation in the Park.  Luxury accommodation facilities rates vary between USD 300 per person to USD 600 PP per night.  

 

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Rhino River Camp, a luxury property in Meru National Park

 

Meru Mulika Lodge ( Temporally closed for renovation) is located a few meters from Murera gate. 

 

Mid Range Accommodation in Meru National Park

Mid range facilities are located outside Meru National Park include Ikweta Safari Camp and Murera River Camp

Ikweta Safari Camp (USD 150 Double FB)

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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.

 

KINNA Guesthouse ( High Season- Apr, Aug, Dec USD 300; Rest of the year USD 250 for entire House).  Resident Rates KES 18000 High season; KES 15000)
Built by the First Warden Mr. Peter Jenkins in the1960s, the guesthouse is 20Km from Murera gate and less than a kilometer from Kinna Airstrip. The guest house has total capacityof 10 pax.

 

KWS Bandas:- Bwatherongi, Kinna and Murera.

 

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 the bandas. 

 

Murera  Bandas -Self Catering:

Just inside the Murera Gate.  These are also self contained with hot showers.  They are well spaced giving each banda privacy. The bandas are located on the banks of Murera River across which is Bisanadi National Reserve.

 

Campsites/Camping

There are numerous campsites through out the park. Special Campsites include Kampi Baridi; Kitanga; Makutano; Rojoweru; Mugunga; Ken Mare and Kanjoo. These ones have no facilities and prior booking is required. Public campsites with showers are available at Bwatherongi Bandas.

 

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Available for hire  on self drive are   4x4 Toyota Prado  (USD 170 per day) and Toyota Rav 4  (USD 100 per  day). Available or hire with driver and fuel or with driver no fuel , Safari Land cruiser (8 seater),    Safari Mini Vans (7 seater)

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Meru National Park Holidays / Weekend Getaways/ Escapes-Meru National Park is paradise, an adventure destination for wildlife safaris and adventures,  sight seeing, camping and relaxation. The Elsa story is the bait that draws visitors to the park.  It is an adventure fantasy of how two conservationist raised up the lion cabs, weaned them to maturity, the struggle and the suspense that follow as they try to introduce it to the wild.

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Meru National Park Accommodation-Lodges/ hotels--Rhino River Camp, Leopard Rock Lodge, Elsa's Kopje Lodge , Meru Mulika Lodge, Off Beat Campsite provide Luxury Accommodation in Meru National Park. Ikweta Safari Camp (above) is the only mid range facility providing full board services.

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Above photo Rhino River Camp

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Above Photo (Elsa's Kopje) A luxury lodge in Meru National park

 

Combine Meru National Park with Malindi

Malindi Beach Hotels-To holiday makers mind Malindi conjures up clear images of serene tropical coastal destination with lots of sun-shine, colorful coral gardens with colorful marine life, white palm fringed beaches kissing the shores turquoise Indian ocean. Such images are not far from the truth.. Among the best hotels are Kilili  Baharini Resort popular with the creme de la creme of Kenya.  Enjoy Malindi Weekend aways from KES 2500 Pp per Night

Combine Meru National Park with Zanzibar

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North Coast of Zanzibar is a special holiday destination ideal for week long stays, honey moons or weekend escapes. Zanzibar is an ideal destination for holiday getaways, relaxation and adventure. Zanzibar is the place to be if you desire to combine beach holidays with water sports and big game watching.  Top of the range of the hotels are Diamonds Gemma Dell Est Resort Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, Ocean Paradise Hotel, Double Tree Hilton Resort , The Z Beach Hotel, Diamonds  Star Of The East Hotel, and Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club/ Hotel. Zanzibar Weekend Getaways 3-6 Nights from USD 423 PP

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4 days 3 Nights Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda Special Offer for 2013 USD 2500PP

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