Project Description

“When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind.  Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence.”

~ Francesca Marciano

Meru Game Reserve, Kenya

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.

Where to stay in Meru?

We are able to arrange any accomodation that best suits your needs and budgets. Some of our favourites in Meru are

How long should you stay in Meru?

We recommend you stay for at least 2 nights and up to a max of 4 nights to make sure you can see all that the amazing Meru Game Reserve have to offer.

How to get to Meru?

By Road:  Access from Nairobi (348 kms) is 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..

By Air:  Main airstrip at Kina, Mulika next to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa’s Kopje airstrip.

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Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?

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