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Meru National Park is a destination of choice for nature lovers and adventurous alike.  It is a beutiufl paradise for Wildlife safaris and adventures,  sight seeing, camping and relaxation.   Also called Elsa's Country, Meru National Park is a complete wilderness off the beaten tracks.  It features a Rhino Rhino Sanctuary.  Accommodatin in Meru National park is diverse with luxury, mid range and budget faciliities to cater for different categories of travellers. Luxury facilities include Leopard Rock Lodge Elsa's Kopje Lodge,  Rhino River Camp and Off Beat Camp.   Ikweta Safari Camp is mid range camp with 10 tents.  Budget facilities include self catering  KWS Bandas (Bwatherongi, Murera and Kinna).  Today  Security  is not an issue.   Enquire  from Meru tour operator/travel agent -GORILLA SAFARIS RWANDA. Further reading below.....

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Meru Park - Samburu - Masai Mara-7days-Fly Drive Safari

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The Rhino  Meru National Park

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Elsa's Kopje Lodge Meru National Park

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       Ikweta Safari Camp Meru National Park

This exotic fly drive safari takes from Nairobi to the wilds of Meru National Park Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and finally Masai (Maasai) Mara National Reserve .  The safari offers diverse experiences with close authentic encounters with wild animals in their natural habitats. You also have a chance to meet with the local people, the Meru and Boran ( in Meru National Park), the Samburu ( in Samburu Nature Reserve) and the Masai (in Masai Mara National Reserve).


Nature has no day or night. It is a full time adventure, with survival of the fittest at play during the day and night.   Dawns and dusts are the necessary transitions for continuity of this play.  At dawn, the nocturnal ( night active) are going back to their dens after full successful or failed hunting escapades.  At dawn, the diurnal ( day actives) lucky to survive the night have risen and busy eating before the scorching sun appear.  Afternoons are characterized by scorching sun with little activity.


Pre dawn (before sun rise), early morning game drives are the best as they allow you to spot a mix of diurnal (day actives) and nocturnal ( night active) animals.  At this time the hunting success is at its highest.  At dawn most the birds have risen and are busy catching the worms.   Pre-dawn game drives also gives a chance to observe the spectacle of the sun rise.  Evenings are also ideal especially at the watering holes where both predators and prey meet.  Evening or sundowner game drives gives one a chance to spot these animals and of course the setting sun.


In the afternoons you can visit local bomas.  In the evenings, you are entertained by the local cultural tropes of dancers and magicians.  Evening game drives can also be scheduled if you are out of the national parks.

Day1: Flight Nairobi / Meru National park
Breakfast and transfer to Wilson Airport to catch your flight to Meru National Park.   The flight takes 1hour 20 minutes.  On arrival, you are

 met and transferred to your lodge/ tented camp by our qualified naturalist.  On the way to your lodge, you are likely to sight some of the wildlife the park is famous for. Lunch is followed by relaxation at the lodge/ lodge swimming pool, library or your room.  A sundowner game drive awaits you in the cool of the day.  Dinner and overnight at either Elsa's Kopje, Leopard Rock, Off Beat Campsite or Ikweta Safari Camp

Day2: Meru National park  Safari

A pre-dawn game drive and return to the lodge/ camp for breakfast. After breakfast proceed for another game drive and return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. At 16:30 Hrs a sundowner game drive and return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at either Elsa's Kopje, Leopard Rock, Off Beat Campsite or Ikweta Safari Camp

Day 3: Flight from Meru National park to Samburu
A pre-dawn game drive and return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airstrip to catch your flight to Samburu.  On arrival you are met by our driver/ naturalist and driven to your lodge.  Have a game drive en-route to the lodge.  Arrive in time for lunch.  Afternoon at leisure.  In the cool of the day, our driver will take you for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or Samburu Simba Lodge.

Day 4: Day in Samburu
A pre-dawn breakfast and return to the lodge for breakfast. Breakfast is followed by another game drive and visits to Samburu villages.  Return to the lodge for lunch.  In the afternoon relax in the cool of the lodge pool.  Have an evening game drive and return for dinner.  Overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or Samburu Simba Lodge.

Day 5: Flight Samburu to Maasai Mara
After breakfast, check out of the rooms and drive to the airstrip to catch your flight to Masai Mara. The flight  takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.  On arrival you are met and driven to your lodge.  Have game drive en route.  Have lunch and proceed for an afternoon game drive.  Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight Mara Serena Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 6: Day in Maasai Mara
Early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast. Collect your picnic boxes and proceed for a full day Mara tour. Return to your lodge in the evening Dinner and overnight at your hotel – Mara Serena Lodge or Mara Sopa

Day 7: Game Drive – Flight Maasai Mara to Nairobi

Early morning game drive  or balloon safari is followed by breakfast and transfer to airstrip to catch your flight to Nairobi.

Price is available on request.



Flights From Nairobi ( WIL)- Meru National Park

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

 WIL-MERU NP FLT 861 DEP 0730 ARR 0815

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


Meru Hotels | Meru Accommodation | Hotels Meru Kenya

One can explorer Meru National Park  from Meru town  Kenya. Budget hotels exist in Meru town.  The hotels in Meru town include the following:-

  • Meru-Mwangaza-White-House-Hotel

  • Gatimene Palm 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 Min Rate (USD 35.00) BB-  located at Makutano, at the junction of Meru Maua Road.

  • White Star Hotel (Min Rate USD 35.00 BB)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

  • 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 Bally. 

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Attractions within  Meru Town

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.

  • Meru  Museum:  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.

  • Rukunga's private museum

  • Visit the King Muhuru.

Meru Tour 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, Kora and 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 Km².  It accessible by 4WD vehicles is ideal for camping. There is an airstrip at Korbessa.


Kora National Park :  Across 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.


Other 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


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The Origins of Meru of Kenya-Myth? Fiction? Are the Meru the lost tribe of Israel?  Did they cross the red sea?

Like it or not, Believe it or not, the Meru might have participated in the Israel Exodus.  The articles below might not reveal the whole truth but bear in mind that the Meru were worshippers of only one God in the namesof Ngai or Murungu.  Just like the Jews, the Merus believed that their God dwelled on the mountain.  If  you study further their worship and sacrifices, you will find lots of old testament elements in them.