Meru National Park is of course, the lonely wilderness which became world famous as the place Elsa, the lioness, was returned to the wild; the story of which was told in Joy Adamson's book Born Free. The park is about 80 kilometers east of Meru town and reached via a reasonable road passing through luxuriant, partly forested, farmland on the Nyambene Hills. Of all the Kenya parks, Meru National Park presents the widest variety of landscapes and habitats. Forest, swamp and savannah are pierced by 15 perennial rivers all rising on Mount Kenya and all destined to reach the Tana River, which, just south of the equator, forms the park's lower boundary.
In this marvelous sanctuary a great variety of wildlife exists, some in huge quantities. All the Big Five are here and the Meru National park is one of the best in which to locate cheetah and leopard. Meru National Park's proximity to Mount Kenya and the Nyambene Hills (which reach to 2515 meters) ensures reasonable rainfall in the western half of the park but in the eastern portion it is generally dryand can be extremely hot. A visit to the Tana River will take the whole of a day and involve a descent from 675 meters at Meru Mulika Lodge to about 300 meters at the river. Despite the heat, this journey is a truly wonderful wilderness experience. Meru National is a park, which deserves to be more visited but its solitude and bio-diversity make it a certain destination for the discerning and environmentally conscious visitor.
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Meru County Hotel - The Meru County is a close to the centre of Meru town. By rural Kenya hotels accommodation standards this is a reasonable choice for the traveller. The Meru County Hotel is situated in its own grounds and offers a restaurant, outdoor garden restaurant and a bar. All lodge staff are friendly and do their best to be helpful. This is a clean, safe hotel in Meru offering basic hotel standards which are acceptable to tourists. It is certainly not a luxury tourist hotel by any means but a reasonable, clean and safe base for visitors to Meru town.
Elsa’s Kopje Lodge- Located on Mughwango Hill, the Elsa's Kopje is on the original site of Adamson's Camp. It derives its name from Elsa the Lioness of the born free fame. Each of the 9 cottages is luxuriously appointed with beautiful views of the surrounding country. The lodge offers game drives, bush walks, fishing, bush breakfasts, sundowners, night game drives, rafting and fishing on the Tana River, massage, swimming and open air bath.
Leopard Rock Lodge Lodge - The leopard Rock Lodge has been renovated into a high class eco-lodge for those who desire luxury in the wild. The facilities in the lodge include conference room, swimming pool, Jacuzzi. With 15 luxury cottages built over a stretch of 3.5 Km along a river Murera frontage. It is ideal for privacy. Across the River is Bisanadi National Park.
KWS Bandas: Not to be left behind, the KWS runs their best bandas in Meru National Park.
The Bwatherongi Self Catering Bandas : - With a swimming pool the Bwatherongi Bandas are some of the Best in Kenya. Bwatherongi Bandas are well spaced giving each individual visitor utmost privacy. The Bandas are located on the banks of Bwatherongi River. Bwatherongi Bandas feature private bathrooms with hot showers. The cooking area is outside the bandas
Campsites/Camping - There are numerous campsites through out the park. Special Campsites include Kampi Baridi; Kitanga; Makutano; Rojoweru; Mugunga; Ken Mare and Kanjoo. These ones have no facilities and prior booking is required. Public campsites with showers are available at Bwatherongi Bandas.
Greenlands Holiday Hotel in Meru, Kenya - accommodation Greenlands Holiday hotel would be glad to welcome you soon
The Elbaja Hotel in Meru, Kenya situated Kenyatta Hwy is a budget hotel that offers excellent accommodation. Contact our travel experts for hotel prices
The Travellers Hotel in Meru, Kenya situated Main Stage
Stansted Hotel in Meru, Kenya situated Kenyatta Hwy
The Ushirika Annex Silent Lodge in Meru, Kenya situated Makutano Rd
The Rocky Hill Inn in Meru, Kenya situated Meru/Nanyuki Rd
The Mulika Lodge is a few metres from Murera gate. Meru Mulika Lodge is currently under renovation.
Blue Towers Hotel Min Rate BB- located at Makutano, Meru town on the junction of Meru Maua Road.
White Star Hotel BB along Mau road before you reach Mafuko Industries. No Alcohol.
Meru Safari Hotel
Hotel Royal Prince.
Meru Incredible Hotel BB
Three Steers- Meru Pacific Hotel.