Meru is one of the least visited of Kenya’s big parks despite being a premiere place to sight large game. It’s unspoiled 870km² stretch natural and diverse beauty and savannah species was once overrun with poachers. In the late 90’s the International Fund for Animal Welfare restored the area to its former glory, with new roads, a force of rangers and a poacher-proof rhino sanctuary which is home to both white and black rhinos. The park also boasts a bunch of camps and lodges with varying levels of luxury. Meru National Park was made famous in the book Born Free which told the true story of George and Joy Adamson’s most famous lioness, Elsa’s release back into the wild. It is bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams which play home to over 300 species of birds. It is one of the most secluded game reserves in the country so visitors often find they have the park to themselves a lot of the time.