Meru National Park

Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here.
The most underrated one which only compares to the biblical promised Land. Meru lies astride the Equator, continuously crossed by a myriad of streams, which is what makes it so brilliantly green, centred on the Tana River. All the Big5 are present! (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes). Both black and white rhinoceros are at the Sanctuary, a 84 sqKm fenced area within the park. There are also numerous hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, herds of buffaloes and some rare antelopes, including the lesser kudu.


Meru NP was made famous in 1960s by the reintroduction of lions by the conservationists George and Joy Adamson.
The Adamsons raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and movie “Born Free”. Elsa is buried in this park.

In the southern part of Meru a bridge over Tana river on the Adamson’s Falls connects the two parks, Meru and Kora.