The brilliance and dazzling nature of Kenya’s untouched jungle, Meru National Park takes you back the minute you step foot here. It is just more than an African park!
Here, nature marvellously exhibits the best it has to show with phenomenal sights of Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras and buffalos.
The thorny grassland, meandering rivers and a verdant swamp with a khaki grassland and hundreds of gaunt termite cathedrals give Meru National Park a luxurious touch that very few parks and reserves in Kenya can boast of. The ecosystem of this vast park strikes with a touch of magnificence given that it remains unspoilt and stretches to the far north, a region rarely visited but oozes a rugged atmosphere. Tana River, coursing through the park has given hippos and crocodiles a lifeline.
To the west of the park, you are welcomed by wooded grassland that leads to other vast open grasslands winding up in a riverine forest consisting of Doum and Raffia palm. With 427 bird species, bird enthusiasts cannot have enough of the chirping and colourful look of the Meru National Park in a day, some good news!
Some of the enchanting birds easily sighted include the Red-necked falcon, Heuglins courser, brown-backed woodpecker, sunbirds Peter’s Fin foot.
Besides its abundance of wildlife which is a big part of Kenya’s tourism heritage, Meru National Park is bountiful of scenic and historic sites at different points of the vast national park that stretches from the foothills of Mount Kenya to the north.
A striking structure of what was once home to British explorers, Joy and George Adamson and Elsa, the revered lioness takes you through the annals of Kenya’s ancient tourism history which many have been in pursuit. The Adamson’s had undertaken research on cheetahs and lions in the park back in the ’80s. Today, their graves are clearly marked and are a major tourist attraction.
Additionally, from any point in the park, the stunning views of Mt Kenya – Kenya’s highest mountain – trickle an aura of relaxation and calmness to the soul. A bout of fresh air, coursing rivers and riverine habitats and the breathtaking Adamson Falls are a memento you keep for a lifetime.
Campers have eight spots to make merry in this park and 132-bed lodge and two tented camps.
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