Meru National Park is a game park in Kenya that was established in 1968. The park inhabits a range of wildlife including zebra, cheetah, leopard, elephant, hippopotami and a large pride of lions. The park is also a prime location for bird enthusiasts as over 300 species can be found. The park’s landscape is diverse as it varies from sprawling plains to wooded areas to swampland.
Meru National Park has become one of the most noted game parks in East Africa, as efforts have been made to restore the park and the condition of its wildlife as poaching had once threatened its elephant population in the 19805 and 19905. Meru National Park is also known as being the location that George and Joy Adamson famously raised “Elsa the Lioness” as documented in the 1966 film ”Born Free”, narrated by David Attenborough. The film follows the couple as they raise Elsa from cub hood to a grown, adult lioness and eventually let her loose into Kenya’s wilderness. Meru is also the location where Elsa’s gravesite is located.
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On safari in Meru National Park your main activity is likely to be game driving from your camp. Several of the camps can offer walking safaris, and there’s also the chance to visit the local rhino sanctuary. As to where to stay in Meru- there are just a handful of options that we can recommend here. One rather lovely lodge, and a couple of luxury tented camps. Just ask and we’ll talk through the options with you.
Meru National Park will truly be a discovery as most visitors don’t venture here… but that will be your gain! Enjoy the freedom of this largely untouristed reserve that is filled with wildlife amidst green-sweeping vistas, dense jungle and rich river life.
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