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Meru National Park

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A vast National Park

This is a vast park almost devoid of other tourists. It’s a bird watcher’s paradise. It’s also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karin S
Andover, United Kingdom
A wonderland

A wonderland of birds and animals with beautiful vistas. All the big animals plus several smaller... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, WA
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“rhino sanctuary”(22 reviews)
“born free”(6 reviews)
“game drives”(4 reviews)
Park Road, Meru National Park 80401, Kenya
+254 723 984024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a vast park almost devoid of other tourists. It’s a bird watcher’s paradise. It’s also one of the cheaper National Parks. Stay at Ikweta Safari Camp and they’ll make you a picnic so you can spend the day inside the park. It’s got...More

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderland of birds and animals with beautiful vistas. All the big animals plus several smaller ones.

Thank Sinnet33
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Uncrowded underrated park. Very rewarding. The special five animals include reticulated giraffes, Somali ostrich, gravy zebras, gerenuk and beisa oryx. A tour of rhino sanctuary is rewarding. Lions, buffaloes, water-bucks, hippos and antelopes in plenty. Bird in plenty as well. With 6 permanent rivers, the...More

Thank alexmatimu
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Varied landscapes with doum palms and baobabs, numerous streams providing year round water for the game, all frames by the Nyambene hills to the west.

Thank AndyH1000
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We really enjoyed our time in Meru National Park, despite being initially wary after being told mixed things about the place. We were told that the animals are quite timid and run away from cars, but we didn't find to be the case other than...More

Thank Ladylusiphur
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Not many cars on the road and many elephants. We also saw rhinos, lions and zebras, girrafes, buffalos and many antelope. We self drove and road conditions are not very good but also not very bad. The map is very useful which our hotel provided....More

Thank Hansen F
Reviewed 28 May 2018

we had a great time in meru national park, we stayed at the rangers house a great location. the park has several river crossings that seem scary at first buts its quite safe! we drove all the way through to kora national park one of...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We spent the night at Ikweta at the gate of the park and took 2 drives. We saw lions, elephants, giraffes and even cheetahs. We drove right through the park to emerge from the opposite side gate.

Thank Gikonyo M
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I chose this park since I like to experience one new area each trip. I had read that animals here can be more challenging to spot, so I decided to stay three nights. It is one of the least visited parks and I can see...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Meru National Park is not very touristic and therefor there are almost no other jeeps around. We've had wonderful gamedrives and have seen many different animals in a peaceful and quiet surrounding.

Thank Wespis
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Christine A
7 December 2017|
Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
KWS has campsites but you would have to bring your equipment which can be hired
10 August 2017|
Response from alis0nmaryt | Reviewed this property |
Meru is more natural and less of a tourist trap. The lodges melt into the scenery, the tracks are part of the park. The community are aware of conserving what they have and although there is a fence you see it only as you... More
2 May 2016|
Response from alis0nmaryt | Reviewed this property |
This one if for the lodge not me :-)