We offer adventure Africa holidays Kenya Safaris, Kenya Luxury Safaris to Meru National Park, Kenya Meru National Reserve, Kenya Meru Park, Meru Safaris, Meru Park Kenya Safari, Meru National Park Safari in Kenya, Elsa's Kopje Ecolodge, Leopard Rock Lodge, Meru Mulika Lodge, Kenya.

Meru National Park, Kenya Meru National Reserve, Kenya Meru Park, Meru Safaris, Meru Park Kenya National Parks of Kenya and Kenya National Parks, Kenya Game Parks, Kenya National Reserves, Kenya Game Reserves, Kenya Game Sanctuaries, Map of Kenya, Kenya Safari Parks, Kenya Game Safaris, Kenya National Park Safari Operator

Adventure Africa Holidays

About us

Kenya Lodge Safaris

Tanzania Lodge Safaris

Uganda gorilla Tracking
Zanzibar Beach Holidays
Mombasa Beach Holidays
Kenya Family Safari
Kenya Tanzania Safaris
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking
Mount Kenya Hiking
Mount Meru Hiking
Zanzibar Beach Safaris
Mombasa Beach Safaris
Mombasa Beach Excursions
Nairobi Excursions
Zanzibar Beach Excursions
Rwanda Gorilla Tracking
Online Booking Form
Maasai Mara Luxury Safari
Kenya National Parks
Tanzania National Parks

Travel Tips

Terms of service
Related Links
East African Safari destinations

Kenya Travel Guide

Mount Kenya Climbing

4 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Route
4 Days Narumoru Route Climbing
5 Days Climb Sirimon-Chogoria Route
Safaris from Mombasa
3 Days Tsavo East & West Safari
4 Days Tsavo & Amboseli Lodge Safari
8 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai Route
8 Days Marangu Route on Kilimanjaro
8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route
Home   Kenya National Parks   Meru National Park, Kenya

Adventure Africa Holidays is a specialist tour operator with its office headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya but operating throughout East Africa. We offer Safaris to Meru National Park, Kenya Meru National Reserve, Kenya Meru Park, Meru Safaris, Meru Park Kenya.

Meru National Park, Kenya
Meru National Park Background Information:
Meru is a savanna National Park, 35km east of Maua town in the north eastern lowlands below the Nyambeni hills. Meru is part of a complex of protected areas along the Tana river that includes the adjacent Bisanadi and Mwingi National Reserves (to the east and south respectively), Kora national park and Rahole national reserve. The wetter North Western sector is hilly, with rich volcanic soils. The land flattens towards the East, where grey alluvial volcanic soils appear.
The area is crossed by numerous permanent streams, draining from the Nyambenes and flowing in parallel between tounges of lava, south eastwards towards the Tana River. As well as the many streams that cross it, the park is bounded by three large rivers: the Tana to the South, the Ura to the South West and the Rojeweru to the East. There are several prominent inselbergs of basement rock, notably Mughwango and Leopard rock.

A section of the park has been designated as a wilderness area in which are no roads. The park is part of the domain made famous by the writings of Joy Adamson.

Meru National Park Location:
East-north-east of Mount Kenya in Meru District of Eastern Province, coverig 870km2.

Meru National Park Climate:
Rainfall is 635-762mm in the west and 305-356mm in the east.

How To Get To
Meru National Park
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. The other access is via Embu to Ura Gate (120 km), 290 km from Nairobi- inaccessible at the moment

Main airstrip at Kina, Mulika next to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa's Kopje airstrip

Meru National Park Roads:
The road network in the park has recently been upgraded. However due to the nature of soil, some roads are easily destroyed by vehicles during the rains.

Meru National Park Gates:
Murera Gate and Ura Gate.

Meru National Park Major Attractions:
-Former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness,
-Views of Mt Kenya,
-Rivers and riverine habitats,
-Tana river and
-Adamson's Falls.
Facilities at Meru National Park:
Special Campsites: (no facilities, prior booking with Kshs. 5000 needed). Kampi Baridi; Kitanga; Makutano; Rojoweru; Mugunga; Ken Mare and Kanjoo.

Public campsite: (with toilets and showers). Bwatherongi.

Activities at
Meru National Park:
-Game viewing.

Common Vegetation at Meru National Park:
Most of the park is covered by bush, thornbush and wooded grassland of varying densities with Combretum prevailing in the north and Commiphora in the south. In the extreme north there is a small remnant outliner of rain forest, the Ngaia forest.

The vegetation on the ridges is Combretum wooded grassland, dominated by Combretum apiculatum. This grades into acacia wooded grassland to the east with Acacia tortilis and Acacia senegal on the rocky ridges, in riverine thickets and dotted over open country. To the west the Combretum merges into Terminalia wooded grasslands.

On the plains Sehima nervosa, Chloris gayana, Chloris roxburghiana, and other species of Pennisetum are the dominant grasses.

Dense riverine forests of doum and raffia palms Hyphaene and Raphia spp. grow along the watercourses and in the swamps near the rivers. Along the Tana river is found the Tana river poplar, Populus ilicifolia. Other riverine trees include Phoenix reclinata, Ficus sycomorus, Newtonia hildebrandtii, Acacia elatior and Acacia robusta. The red-flowered Parasitic Loranthus grows on the branches of Acacia reficiens trees along the rivers.

There are numerous riverine swamps with sedges Cyprus sp. and grasses Echinochloa haplacelada and Pennisetum mezianum.
Source: Kenya Wildlife Service.