Situated in Eastern edge of Meru is the untouched wilderness boost an array of fascinating landscapes and flora that is Meru National Park. It is one of few Kenya national parks that receives enough rainfall that sustain a rich and diverse flora all round the year.
The northern part of the park are long savannah grasslands tucked in dense tropical greenwoods mostly encompassing the flat-topped acacia trees. In addition the park boost a number of River Tana tributaries, most famous of them River Ura and Rojerwero boosting a river basin lined with rich riparian flora. the river basin has some of the best game viewing spots especially over the dry period when grass in other parts of the park has exhausted.
Meru National park is a stronghold for Elephants, zebras, hartebeest, reedbuck, gazelle and kudu. The park is also a refuge to over 400 local and migrant bird species. Notably meru national park is one of the few places where you can freely go for an open sided photography which creates a profound feel of nature and the perfect game view for a photography safari.
When is the best time for a Meru national park safari
With the park receiving an impressive amount of rainfall all round the year, game viewing is similar all year round. However, the dry season between January and February is a slightly better moment for a safari.
Day 1: Nairobi- meru national park
Our driver arrives at the airport/ your hotel at exactly 0700 hrs. You will have departed for meru by 0730 hrs moving round the snow capped Mt Kenya from the western side to the East via the shorter Embu route. Along the way you will be struck by the views of the sharp pointed peaks back dropping rich highland flora to keep you glued to the window throughout the 5 hrs long journey. You arrive at Elsa Kopje lodge at approximately noon where you check in and take lunch. The famous hotel is set at a rocky hillside inside the park enjoying a vista view of the unspoilt wilderness spectacularly spreadout in the lower reaches. After checking in you will proceed with the afternoon game drive.
Day 2: Meru National park
This day is reserved for game drives with photography. You will have the option to carry on with our land cruiser or book for an open sided safari at an extra cost. Game drives starts in the scenic view of Adamson falls that splashes water from a 50 m height. A visit to the burial site of Elsa the lioness follows to give you a broad insight of the park’s passionate conservation history. Later on you will check in at the rhino sanctuary a 48 square kilometre fenced portion of the park that is a highly guarded refuge for close to 100 black and white rhino. In the afternoon you can choose to go for a bush walk safari with the help of an expert guide from the park or go for another round of game drives.
Day 3: Meru National park – Nairobi
Early game drives follow a quick breakfast and going on until 1000 hrs. Alternatively you can choose to relax in your private lodge and have a moment checking all this wilderness has to offer at a glance. By 1100 hrs you will have checked out and departed for Nairobi. You are dropped off in the capital at approximately 1600hrs.
- Quality safari
- The services of our knowledgeable English-speaking driver/guide
- Full board accommodation
- All the Park entrance/ conservation fees
- Transport in a customized safari Landcruiser
- guaranteed window seats
- bottled mineral water throughout your safari
- dropping off at the Airport/ Hotel/ point of pick up
- Emergency flying doctor’s evacuation covers up to a radius of 1000 km ex-Nairobi
- All applicable taxes & government tolls
- Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
- Walking safari
- Open sided game drives
- Tip to driver/guide