Meru National Park

meru national park

Access

Roads: Access from Nairobi (348 kms) is via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or via Embu all weather roads. Access into the park from Maua to Murera Gate (35 km) and 348 km from Nairobi.The other access is via Embu to Ura Gate (120 km), 290 km from Nairobi- inaccessible at the moment

Airstrip: Main airstrip at Kina, Mulika next to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa’s Kopje airstrip

Size / location

  • 870 Km2
  • East-north-east of Mount Kenya in Meru District of Eastern Province

Climate

  • Parks are part of Semi-arid zone and have irregular rainfalls. Wet seasons are April- June and November- December. Rainfall is 635-762mm in the west and 305-356mm in the east

Wildlife

  • Grevy’s Zebra, Elephants, Eland, Bush Pig,  Waterbuck, Cheetah, Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Python, Puff Udder, Cobra, Buffalo, more than 427 recorded species of birds

Birds

  • More than 427 recorded species

Vegetation

  • Mainly thorny bush land in the North, wooded grasslands in the West and open grassland elsewhere. The park also offer dense riverine forests of Doum and Raffia palm

Activity Options

  • Game viewing
  • Camping
  • Scenic


What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.
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