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The 3 days safari from Nairobi explores Meru National Park which is situated approximately 348 Kilometers from Nairobi. The 3 Safari highlights include the Former home of Joy and George Adamson, Adamson’s falls, the grave of Elsa the lioness, Game Viewing, bird watching and stunning views of Mt Kenya, fishing among other activities. Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Visitors can see Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds . While in meru national park , you will be able to see sunrise and also sunset clearly
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,400ft (1,036m) on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, north east of Mt. Kenya, to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Game to view includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard black rhino, zebra, gazelle, oryx and some of the rarer antelope, Lesser Kudu and duiker, also the more common dik dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelope. Large prides of lion can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalo. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River. In the mid 1980’s, the Park suffered from poaching, however KWS armed wildlife security patrols have driven out the poachers and the elephant population has stabilized with breeding herds settling down.
Over 300 species of birds have been recorded, including: Red-necked falcon, Heuglins courser, brown-backed woodpecker, sunbirds Peter’s Fin foot, inhabiting the Murera and Ura Rivers; Pel’s Fishing Owl, kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and weavers.
The Park is most famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lion and cheetah. “Elsa” the lioness was the most well-known and her grave is marked here. There is one lodge (132 beds) and two tented camps are planned. There are 8 special campsites which must be pre-booked, one public campsites; Elsa camp, KWS self-help bandas and Leopard Rock bands.
There are two routes to Meru national park from Nairobi. The first is the main road via Nyeri, Nanyuki and Meru, the second is via Embu-Meru road. It offers the best approach via the Ura gate. Dry weather route from Meru is through Mathara and Kangeta towards Maua turning left on the Kinna road leading to the National park gate. There are airstrips and leopard rock or Meru Mulika lodge
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Nairobi – Meru National Park
After morning breakfast in your hotel drive north to Meru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at your reserved lodge or camp. Check-in; relax before you enjoy evening game drive in this untamed wilderness until dusk. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge or camp.
Meru National Park
Spend the full day in the Meru National Park with morning and afternoon game drive. Meru was made famous by the book and film Born free that recounted the story of the lives of George and Joy Adamson, and the lioness, Elsa. Wild animals to be spotted in Meru National Park include; large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Eland, Duiker, Elephant, Gazelle, Giraffe, Genet, Hartebeest, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Gravy Zebra. You will also spot the Baboons, Jackal, Hyena, Kudu, Lion, Oryx, Mongoose, Oribis, Vervet Monkeys and Warthogs. In addition you may see Wild dog, Caracal, Bush baby, Cheetah, Dik-dik, Civet, Leopard, Bush pig, Otter, Porcupine, and Black and White Rhino.
Along the rivers, you will see abundant Hippo and Crocodiles. Bird life includes Peter’s fin foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Starlings and numerous Weavers. Picnic lunch at the park. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Meru – Nairobi
After early morning game drive back to the camp for breakfast, then you will check out and depart to Nairobi.
- Kenyan Experience with home comfort
- Quality safari
- The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
- Full board accommodation in self-contained-tents/camps + Meals on Safari (B.L.D)
- Picnic-lunches at the Mara-River on the second day as indicated
- All the Park entrance/ conservation fees
- Transport in a safari Micro-Toyota 4×4 wheel-drive with a pop-up-roof for wildlife viewing and photography.
- guaranteed window/and comfortable seats
- 02nights/ 3days staying in the Meru
- bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- Return transfer to your place of staying
- Emergency flying doctors evacuation cover up to a radius of 1000-km ex-Nairobi
- All applicable taxes & government tolls
- Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
- The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Maasai village$ 20 PP, it’s also negitiatable with the masai chiefBallon safari in the Mara $ 450pp-bookable before departure.
- Tip to driver/guide
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