Meru National Park

Meru National Park
May 1, 2016 Viola

Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Visitors can see Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds.

Meru was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free. Elsa the Lioness is buried in this park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered on her gravesite.

The park can be accessed from Nairobi (348 kms) via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or via Embu all weather roads. Access into the park from Maua to Murera Gate (35 km) and 348 km from

 

Nairobi.The other access is via Embu to Ura Gate (120 km), 290 km from Nairobi.Main airstrip at Kina, Mulika next to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa’s Kopje airstrip.

While at the park you get to see former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness, views of Mt Kenya,Tana river and Adamson’s falls.

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