Meru National Park



The park is found and located in the East of Meru 350km from Nairobi. It covers a, area of 850km2.

It is one best known national park in Kenya. Rainfall in this area is abundant with 635 – 762mm in the West of the park and 305 0 356mm in the East.

The rainfall results in the tall grass and lush swamps. The park was established in 1966. It has got a wide range of wild animals including the African bush elephants, lions, African leopards, cheetahs, Eastern black rhinocerous, Southern White rhinocerous, Grevy’s Zebra, hippopotami.

 Meru was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness made Famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie, Born Free. Elsa the lioness is buried in the park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered of her gravesite. Between 2000 and 2005, the Kenya Wildlife Service helped by the International fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resorted Meru National park from near ruin to one of the most promising tourist destinations in East Africa, solving the poaching problem.

The historical areas of Geoge and Joy Adamson Fails are the most tourist attraction and also the Tan River.

 

TOURIST ATTRACTION

George and Joy Adamson falls, Game drive, briding watching, nature walks, community tours.