Other Kenya National Parks
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1. General Information
Meru National park is one of Kenya's
prominent parks located approximately 350km from Nairobi and was opened in 1968. The parks covers an area of approximately 875sq km and has diverse
vegetation that range from open plains, riverbanks dotted with palms, woodlands at 3000ft. It has small streams and about 13 rivers passing through it all
destined to reach the Tana River. The terrain at this park ranges between 1000 and 3400 meters above sea level. It is home to the largest number of
For accommodation, there are 8 special campsites, 1 public campsite, meru mulika lodge, leopard rock banda and K.W.S self help banda.
Visitors can also stay in other hotels in Mt Kenya region. Meru National park deserves to be visited but it solitude
bio-diversity makes it a certain destination for the discriminating and the environmentally conscious visitor.
You can get there by road. It is approximately 41/2 hours drive from the city center. The routes to this park are Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru
or through Embu using the all weather road direct from Nairobi.
3. Major Attractions
Visitors to this park have the chance to visit the grave where" Elsa" the lioness was buried. They also have a chance to view
wildlife including leopards, cheetahs, buffallos, elephants, rhinos, the rare Grevys zebra, Bruchells zebra lesser kudu, duiker, dikdik, hippos, crocodiles.
They also get a chance spot different bird species like pteres finfoot, pels fishing owl, kingfisher roller, bee-eater, ostrich, and starling weaverbirds.
There is also spectacular view of Mt. Kenya and around 13 rivers that cut across the park.
Visitors are allowed to fish for catfish and barbus along
the Tana River and on the campsite. Journey to the Tana River involves a descent from 675m at Meru Mulika lodge about 294meters at the river. Despite the
heat, the journey is a truly wonderful wilderness experience. Adamson Falls must also be visited. If you are lucky, you get a chance to spot the Hyrax or roc
rabbit, which share ancestry with dugongs and elephants They live in family groups with one male and up to twenty females and their young ones. Other parks
nearby worth visiting are Bisanadi, Kora, Rahole and Mwingi National reserve.
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