A commonly accepted area as the setting where Elsa, Joy Adamson's lioness, was returned to the wild. Meru provides an astonishing combination of incomparable habitats. On the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya, it remains a virgin wilderness. Dense riverine forests attract Leopards and a full complement of 'the big five' including Black Rhino, in a dramatic setting adorned with doum palms. Over 300 species of birdlife have also been recorded.
Meru national park is famous for its birdlife with forest and riverine as well as the arid species. Regular sightings include elephant, white rhino, Gerenuk, eland, reticulated Beisa, Oryx, Grevy's Zebra, grants gazelle, Giraffe, and their predator’s; lion, leopard, cheetah and the hyena. www.kws.go.ke/content/meru-national-park
Activities include; Exploring the park on foot, guided nature walks, bush breakfasts on the plains, line fishing, sundowners at the hippo pools, swimming in the horizontal pool cleft in the rocks.
Day 01: Nairobi - Meru national park. Pick up on arrival from the airport or from your hotel at 07:00am and drive to Meru national park.
Lunch enroute followed by afternoon game drive. Major attractions are; Former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness, Views of Mt Kenya, Rivers and riverine habitats, Tana river, Adamson's falls. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 02: Meru national park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Main wildlife in this park are; Grevy Zebra, African Elephants, Eland, Bush Pig, Common Waterbuck, Cheetah, Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Python, Puff Udder, Cobra, Buffalo, more than 300 recorded species of birds. Also, more than 300 recorded species in this park.
Main vegetation found is; mainly thorny bush land in the North, wooded grasslands in the West and open grassland elsewhere. The park also offers dense riverine forests of Doum and Raffia palm. All meals and overnight at the campsite.
Day 03: Meru national park - Nairobi. Morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast game drive enroute back to Nairobi. On arrival you will be dropped at your hotel or at the airport.
Complementary airport transfer on arrival in Nairobi
Transport while on safari - with pop up roof safari vehicle
All park entrance fees and government levies
Full board accommodation in camp or lodges
3 Meals per day while on safari- vegetarian & non vegetarian
English speaking professional driver guides
Bottled drinking water - 1 litre per person per day
Exclusive / Extras:
Expenses of personal a nature,
Sodas and alcoholic drinks
Optional travel insurance
Health requirements (you are entering a Malaria area).
Also excluded is accommodation in Nairobi - can be arranged on request.