A safari to Meru National Park is ideal for travellers searching for something off the beaten track. The park is one of the most scenic parks in Kenya with Mt. Kenya visible in the far distance. It has unbelievable sunsets over nearby Nyambene hills. It is also known for its elephant herds and the rhino sanctuary. The “Specials” being Gerenuk antelope, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich Grevy zebra Bohor Reedbuck and over 427 recorded birds species.
Day 1: Nairobi – Meru
We leave Nairobi at 8:00 am and drive to Meru national park through Thika, Makutano, Embu, Chuka, Meru. Our home for the next two nights will be spent in 5-star Leopard Rock Lodge. We do our first evening game drive in the park. Overnight in a private romantic and gorgeous cottages of Leopard Rock Lodge.
Day 2: Full day game drive
We leave the guest house after breakfast with picnic lunch (lunch box) for a full-day game drive giving us time to explore the national park, to a full-day drive down to the south of the park. The Adamson falls and the grave of Elsa the lioness is out in this remote area on the north bank of the Ura River, a major tributary that forms the parks’ southwest boundary. The park offers unique sceneries, topography, game and history. Dinner and overnight at the Ikweta safari lodge.
Day 3: Meru – Nairobi
After breakfast, we traverse the park doing our last game drive to Ura gate. We drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon.
Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.