Get to Know Meru National Park

The most untrammelled of Kenya's major safari reserves, Meru is a superb Big Five destination almost recovered from the poaching that nearly destroyed it in the 1980s

Extending over 870-square-kilometres of lush well-watered savannah east of Mount Kenya, Meru National Park is transitional to the moist central highlands and arid northern plains of Kenya. Wildlife, though plentiful, can be quite elusive, and the park is most notable perhaps for its untrammelled wilderness feel. Nevertheless, it is a good place to see localised large mammals associated with the arid north, including the handsome reticulated giraffe, striking Beisa oryx, shy lesser kudu and stretch-necked gerenuk antelope. The Big Five are all present too: with large herds of buffalo being a feature of the marshes, while more than 50 black and white rhinos have been introduced into a large fenced area since 2005.

How it Works

1 View our recommended safaris for inspiration and get ready to plan your dream safari
2 Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari
3 Enjoy an authentic African experience, with peace of mind

Why Meru?

  • Endemic birds such as Hinde's babbler and golden palm weaver
  • All the Big five, including some of the best rhino viewing in East Africa
  • Serviced by a handful of small exclusive camps including the legendary Elsa's Kopje
  • One of the region's most untrammelled reserves
  • Northern dry country specials including reticulated giraffe and vulturine guineafowl

Travel with Peace of Mind

Plan your safari with confidence. Refundable deposits and flexible rebooking terms standard on your Meru safari.
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