Meru National Park: “The New Secret Destination unveiled”
Meru National Park is famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free” – the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lion and cheetah. The park is wild and beautiful straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers.
Meru National Park became most famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free” – the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lion and cheetah. “Elsa” the lioness was the most well known and her grave is marked here. It was here that Joy Adamson set her lioness Elsa free, and also it is in this park that the last white rhinos in Kenya lived until 1988.
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. It is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000ft. On the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, Northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide-open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Animals Attraction: Animals that can be viewed here includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lesser Burchell’s Zebras, Grevy Zebras, Masai and reticulated giraffes, Grant gazelles, gerenuks Kudu, duiker and dik-dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelopes. Large prides of lion can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalo. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.
Birds: Over 300 species of birds have been recorded including: the Peter’s finfoot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and numerous weavers.