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Meru - Overview

Meru - An explorer's paradise...Meru is an explorer’s paradise. The least visited of Kenya’s larger parks and reserves, this remote region is a lush green Eden.

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How to get to Meru
Accessing Meru is difficult without private transport. Most visitors come here as part of a Safari package from Nairobi or in a Hire Car. The park has well established internal roads and tracks. Access to Kora, Rahole, Bisanadi or North Kitui can be difficult, and advice should be sought in advance. There are scheduled flights to Meru. Road access to Meru is via Meru town, a three hour drive from Nairobi. Closer to the Park gates is the small village of Maua.

Where to Stay Meru
Meru has a choice of basic campsites with small bandas (huts) for hire. The park also has two lodges offering well appointed accommodation.

What to do in Meru
Wildlife Safari - The thick jungle of vegetation in Meru makes game viewing both challenging and rewarding. A wildlife safari through Meru involves tracking and locating game through a range of habitats.

The Hills and Kopjes make good game spotting outposts, and getting up high is the best way to scan the horizons for herds of game. Lions are known to also take advantage of this opportunity, and can be seen hunting on these slopes for buffalo or Oryx.

The waters of the Tana river and its many streams always attract plenty of wildlife. The thick riverine forests are the best places to locate game, and are excellent birding country. Large numbers of Reticulated Giraffe, Impala, Lesser Kudu and Eland can be found around these water sources.

The best time to see game in Meru is early morning and late afternoon. In the midday heat, most animals retreat to the cool of thick undergrowth and become invisible. Morning and afternoon game drives also allow you to witness the unforgettable African dawn and sunsets.
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Dining in Meru
Meru’s lodges offer full board accommodation with meals, serving a range of cuisines. For those camping out under the stars, most safari companies provide an excellent camp cook, who can produce culinary wonders from a campfire. For campers wanting to cook for themselves, the nearest towns for supplies are Meru and Maua.

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