Meru Park is a holiday destination of choice for all kinds of travelers making it a home away from home for nature lovers, holiday goers, homemooners, conference and meeting participants, incentive and bonding groups. Also refered to as a "complete wildeness" or "Elsa's Home", Meru is famous as home of Elsa the lion of born free and living free fame and features a Rhino Sanctuary. At Meru Joy and her husband Adamson raised and released Elsa the lioness.
Accommodation in Meru National Park is diverse and caters for all kinds of travellers, adventures seeking out of ordinary experiences and affluent travellers seeking highest level of comfort and pampering. Accommodation comprise of luxury safari lodges and tented camps; and budget traditional bandas, campsites. Making it a home away from home are diverse accommodation facilities to cater for different categories of travellers.
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. 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.
Described as a complete wilderness, Meru National Park is a beautiful paradise that has attracted visitor from all the corners of the globe. Also called Elsa's Country, Meru National Park is a destination of choice for nature and culture lovers and features a Rhino Rhino Sanctuary
The Park is located in Meru Country in Kenya's Eastern Province below the eastern slopes of Nyambene Hills. The Park lies 85 Km east of Meru town. It is managed by Kenya wildlife service on behalf of the Central Government.
The larger Meru conservation area is a cultural melting pot and the success of the Park depends on the generosity of the local communities. To the west of the park on the slopes of Nyambene hills are the agricultural Meru with hectares of Miraa (Catha edulis) Tea and Coffee . Other communities bordering the park are Kamba ,the Borana and Orma pastoralists. A visit to the Park is not only about the big five experience but also a good opportunity to meet and interact with these communities, learn about their culture with long traditions of conservation. Always bear in mind that without their sacrifice, there would be no Meru Park.
Often referred to as "a complete wilderness", Meru Park National Park is wild, one of the most beautiful in Kenya, ideal for camping, picnics, adventures and safaris. With 14 permanent rivers and numerous springs, it is a green paradise compared to dry savannah of Kenya’s parks. Meru is also referred to as “ Born free” country, Kenya's best kept secret. In the wilds of Meru Park , Joy Adamson wrote the book “Born Free”, detailing her relationship with the lioness, Elsa. It is here that Elsa the lioness of born free fame was raised, released to the wild and buried.
The greater Meru Conservation Area comprises of 40,000 km2 covering Meru, Bisinadi and Kora parks, Mwingi, North Kitui and Rahore Nature Reserves. Meru alone has an area of 870 km2 and lies at an altitude of between 1,000-3,400 Ft above sea level and comprise of that triangle between Rivers Murera and Tana.
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 Down, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserve, Sweet Waters game sanctuary. Just email us and let us organize a wonderful safari to these places including MERU , Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Lake Nakuru Combinations.
The main Woodlands, wide open plains and riverine.
Afternoons are best spent on cultural tours, fishing, rafting or just relaxing at the hotel swimming pools.