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
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.
The most common means of Game viewing here is in customized vehicles, with open roofs or sides designed for photography. The lodges in Meru can organize guided walks or night game drives for nocturnal species.
The nearby Kora National Park, and three smaller reserves of Bisanadi, North Kitui, and Rahole are all remote and wild destinations, with plenty of safari opportunities ripe for discovery.
If you have a particular wildlife or birding interest, look for a Safari operator who can offer you specialized guiding and services to suit your needs.
Fishing - Fishing trips on the Tana River can be arranged through
lodges in Meru. This provides a perfect relaxing break from your
safari. This is also a great opportunity to explore the region by boat,
and spend a day game and bird watching on the river.
White Water Rafting - Arrangements can be made for Rafting trips on
the Tana River. Stretches of White Water are alternated with relaxing
drifts through open country with plenty of game viewing along the way.
Book these trips through Meru Lodges.
Birding in Meru - The Meru area is excellent Birding country, becoming popular with specialist birding safaris. There have been recorded sightings of Saddle Billed Stork, Pel’s Fishing Owl and African Finfoots in the swamps and along the river.