Meru National Park is situated 350 kilometers east of Nairobi and the national park’s three unique microecosystems host a variety of vegetation and wildlife. The northern portion of the park is made up of bushland, which is a large, sparse plain studded with small clusters of diminishing trees.
The bush to the east is a thick, insurmountable labyrinth of overgrown bushes and tall trees. The majority of the 13 rivers that cross the park here, merging, twisting, and splitting away along the way, come together. Short savannah grass covers most of the park’s remaining area. The park is towered over by Mount Kenya, which is visible in the distance.
The Big Five, which include the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo, reside in the park. Over much of the park, it is known that zebras and gazelles graze on dry yellow tufts of grass. The rivers that encircle the park are home to a variety of species. Crocodiles are waiting to pounce on anyone bold enough to visit these shores as they lurk in the murky depths. On the banks of the rivers and lakes in the park, hippos are frequently spotted tanning.
- Visit Meru Rhino Sanctuary
- Game Viewing
- Visit Adamson Falls & Elsa the Lioness Grave
- Bird Watching
- Cultural Visits
- Tour the Tana River