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Meru, Kenya

Home Of Elsa, The Lioness Who Inspired Joy Adamson’s Book, Born Free

Meru, Kenya

Meru National Park is little visited and so utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. This sanctuary was once the home and is now the final resting place of Elsa the lioness whose life inspired Joy Adamson’s novel, Born Free. Elsa, an orphaned cub, was raised by the Adamson’s and later successfully released back into the wild. Straddling the equator, Meru park is bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, making it a green paradise compared to the dry savannah of Kenya’s other parks. It boasts diverse scenery from woodlands to wide open plains, meandering riverbanks, a landscape dotted by kopjes and rich volcanic soil deposits.

Unhindered by crowds of tourists, game-viewing in Meru National Park is an authentic and unique affair. The Big Five can be found roaming its savannahs and lush woodlands, although the elusive leopard and sprightly cheetah prefer to remain hidden if they can. The steeply inclining gradient and the peak of Mount Kenya can be seen from the park, providing a perfect backdrop to game drives, bush walks, and cruises along the Tana River and stopovers at Adamson’s Falls en route. Part of the reserve has been fenced off to create a sanctuary for 40 White Rhino and 20 Black Rhino, making this one of the best places in Kenya to see these endangered animals.

 

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Travellers can:

  • Fly directly from Meru to the Maasai Mara via Nanyuki. Note: The flights can route via Wilson Airport to connect to the Masai Mara flight at 1400hrs in the low season.
  • Connect from Meru to Tanzania via Wilson and Kilimanjaro airports.
  • Connect to Nanyuki and Samburu to ensure clients get optimal travel experience within the Northern Safari Circuit in Kenya.

 

SEASONS

High:

21st December 2021 - 28th February 2022

1st June 2022 - 31st October 2022

Low:

1st March 2022 - 31st May 2022

1st November 2022 - 20th December 2022

 

 SCHEDULE     FARES 

From

To

Depart

Arrive

              

Fares

Low season

High Season

Tax

Wilson

Meru

0900

0955

 

One-way

$239

$239

$25

Wilson

Meru

1000

1200

 

One-way

$239

$239

$25 

Meru

Wilson

1210

1325

 

Return

$399

$399

$34

Meru

Nanyuki

1210

1235

 

One-way

$240

$240

$20

Meru

Samburu

1020

1040

 

One-Way

$240

$240

$20

Meru

Masai Mara

1005

1200

 

One-Way

$399

$427

$20

Fares are valid from 21st December 2021 to 20th December 2022

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Meru Hotels and Camps

  • Alba Hotel
  • Ikweta Safari Camp
  • Wilderness Mobile Camp
  • Murere Springs
  • Offbeat Meru
  • Leopard Rock Meru
  • Rhino River Camp
  • Elsa's Kopje