Made famous by conservationist Joy Adamson and the film based on her book "Born Free", Meru National Park features 13 rivers and supports a wide range of diverse habitats. It is a paradise for bird watchers, as several rare bird species are found here.
A small but highly diverse park , Meru has the feeling of a far larger wilderness and was home to Elsa the lioness of "Born Free" fame.
- Rhino Sanctuary – Meru National Park incorporates a 44km² rhino sanctuary, home to over 40 white rhino, and 20 black rhino and several babies.
- History – built overlooking the site of George Adamson’s camp in Meru, the rock was the playground of Elsa the lioness of “Born Free” fame.
- Location – currently the only fully operational lodge in Meru National Park, Elsa’s guests have the entire Park to themselves. The park is arid with Doum Palms and Baobab trees, but its 13 rivers and springs also allow for thriving riverine habitats.
Min 20°C/68°F Max 34°C/94°F
Min 11°C/52°F Max 25°C/77°F
- Traveling with ChildrenKenya offers wonderful value for families, with many properties running specialised children’s programmes.
- WildlifeThe “Samburu 5”, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra
- LanguagesMore than 40 ethnic languages are spoken in Kenya, although the national language is Swahili.
- Flying to South MeruNairobi is the main airport for international flights.
- CurrencyKenyan Shilling (KS) or US Dollar (USD)
Enhance Your Experience With
- Maasai Cultural Visits
- Game Drives & Guided Walks
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