Meru National Park
Area: 870 square kilometers
By Road : 8 hours from Nairobi
By Air: Nairobi/Meru/Nairobi, accessible by scheduled flight on Sun/Wed/Fri
The Park is most famous as it is the setting for Joy Adamson's book "Born Free" - the story of the Adamson's life and research amongst lion and cheetah.It is an especially wild and beautiful area of Kenya, straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. It has diverse scenery - woodlands to wide open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Game includes : lions, elephants, cheetah, leopard and some of the rarer antelopes, lesser kudu, duiker, dik dik - one of Africa's smallest antelopes. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded including - Peter's Finfoot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel's Fishing Owl, kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and numerous weavers
National Parks & Areas Of Interest