Meru National Park

Meru National park,rugged remote and straddling the equator. Bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. The Park is a complete African wilderness and one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya. A green paradise compared to the dry savannah of some other Kenya's parks, scenery ranges from woodlands to wide-open plains, meandering riverbanks, hilly landscapes and rich grey alluvial volcanic soil deposits. The wilderness into which George & Joy Adamson released Elsa lioness- the hand reared leopards, creating the much-loved film “Born Free”

Elsa the lioness Meru National Park is the former home of Joy and George Adamson, who famously raised an orphaned lioness in their home and later returned her to a life in the wild.

Game viewing in Meru includes large herds of buffalo, bushbuck, duiker, eland, elephant, gazelle, genet, giraffe, hartebeest, impala, kudu, waterbuck and zebra. Expect to see baboons, hyena, jackal, kudu, and large prides of lion, mongoose, Oryx, Oribi, Vervet monkeys and warthog. You may see wild dog, bush baby, caracal, cheetah, civet, Dik-dik, leopard, otter, bush pig, porcupine, Black and white rhino. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile and fishing is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River. Birdlife includes Peter's finfoot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel's Fishing Owl, Kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and numerous weavers.

Highlights of Meru National Park

  • Former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the Lioness (Born Free)
  • the grave of Elsa the lioness
  • Rivers and riverine habitats
  • Tana River and Adamson Falls
  • Pippa’s Grave
  • Hippo Pool
  • Grevy’s zebra among the Northern species
  • 14 Permanent Rivers
  • Authentic diverse Cultures including: Borana, Meru, Tharaka, Aka

Adventure and Pleasure at the Meru National Park

  • Game Drives
  • Short Walks (along specified routes)
  • Catch release Fishing (In designated areas)
  • Raft boating (On Tana River)
  • Wildlife Translocations
  • Game Viewing and stunning views of Mt Kenya

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Nairobi.  Days 2 / 4 : MERU  Days 5 / 7 : Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy.  Days 8 /10 : Masai Mara.  Day 11 : Home bound Flight via Nairobi

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Suggested Itineraries

  • Kenya Ultimate Safari Experience
    Kenya Ultimate Safari Experience
    Kenya Ultimate Safari Experience that starts with a City Tour of the 'place of cool water' Nairobi in Maasai language - the Capital City with a chance of adopting an orphan baby elephant at the Animal Orphange in Nairobi National Park or at the David Sheldrick Orphanagage. Escape the city to the complete wilderness of the famous conservationist Joy and George Adamsons –Meru.


  • Elsa’s Kopje
    Elsa's Kopje
    Elisa’s Kopje gorgeous Lodge set on a hill above George Adamson’s old bush camp in the remote Meru National Park. The eco lodge is an architectural marvel and has been awarded many environmental awards. This was the wilderness into which George and Joy Adamson released their lioness Elsa before writing the book Born Free about its life.

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