Wildlife Encounters

Meru National Park

Meru National Park is another wildlife viewing destination located in the central part of Kenya. The national park is home to various wildlife species including the big five such as elephants and buffalos, lions, leopards, and rhinos. Meru National Park is among the destinations in Kenya which provide a more isolated safari experience.

At the rhino sanctuary found in Meru National Park, tourists on safari can encounter both white rhinos and black rhinos. The national park is also known for being home to the lions of Joy and George Adamson. Other attractions in the national park include rivers such as River Tana, River Bisanadi and River Rojwero where hippos and crocodiles can be observed during safaris.

Meru National Park consists of diverse habitats such as hills in the northwestern part of the park, rock outcrops as well as rivers. Different wildlife species can be spotted around the national park such as elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, lesser kudu, and hyenas among others.

Activities around Meru National Park

Activities during safaris in Meru National Park include the following;

  • Wildlife Viewing
Meru National Park
Meru National Park

Different wildlife species can be spotted during wildlife viewing experiences around Meru National Park. Whilst on game drives around the destination, tourists can search for wildlife species during the morning and afternoon game drives and in the night.

  • Bird Watching

Over 300 bird species around Meru National Park and the bird species such as Long-tailed Fiscal, Somali Ostrich, Wattled Starling, Black-bellied Bustard, Jungle Babbler, Saddle-billed Stork, Martial Eagle, and African Finfoot among others.

  • Visiting Meru Rhino Sanctuary

Tourists can get close encounters with white rhinos and black rhinos during visits to the Meru Rhino sanctuary.

  • Nature walks

Guided nature walks can be undertaken in Meru National Park to the Adamson Falls and around the plains of the national park where tourists can enjoy seeing wildlife species.

Best time for visiting Meru National Park

The dry season is the best time to visit Meru National Park during July to October when the vegetation is sparse and wildlife species can be seen around water holes in the national park which increases the chances of seeing animals during safari.

How to get to Meru National Park

The drive from Nairobi to Meru National Park takes about 3 hours and tourists can also fly from Nairobi to Kinna airstrip.

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