Meru National Park

Meru National Park comprises of many wildlife animals which include; elephant, giraffe, black rhino, white rhino, kudu, gazelle, hartebeest, reedbuck, zebra, and hippo.  Each of the above-referenced rivers is highly populated with hippopotamuses.  Predator species include lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, African wild cat, and hyena.

Other than wildlife, travelers can watch many bird species i.e more than 427 as well as snakes like the pythons, puff adders, Ostrich and cobras.

You can also explore Tana River and the stunning Adamson’s Falls.

Key features

  • Wildlife

Wildlife is the most popular safari attraction in the park and the animals you watch include Grevy’s Zebra, Elephants, Eland, Bush Pig, Waterbuck, Cheetah, Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Python, Puff Udder, Cobra, Buffalo.

  • Birds

There are above 427 species of birds recorded in the park and can be watched by all travelers from all over the world.

  • Vegetation

The park has unique beautiful vegetation which includes thorny bush land in the North, wooded grasslands in the West and open grassland elsewhere. There are also dense riverine forests of Doum and Raffia palm.

Activities in Meru National Park

  • Game Viewing

Meru National Park offers unique wildlife safaris as you watch them as you transfer with a guide and the animals you watch include; dik-dik, cheetahs, leopards, rhinos- black and white, buffaloes, elephants, reticulated giraffes, zebras, antelopes. The Game drives are scheduled in sessions i.e morning, day and night. These are chosen by the travelers visiting Kenya and Meru National Park on holiday safari.

  • Bird watching

Bird watching is exceptional o do in the park by all  birders from all over the world. There are more than 450 bird species and these include the red-necked falcons, brown-backed woodpecker, ostriches, Heuglin’s coarser, bee-eaters, pel’s fish owls, rollers, peter’s finfoot, hornbills.

  • Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters in the Park are exiting to do as you visit the close Local Community near the Park. The Locals introduce you to their traditional customs through Music, Dance and Drama as you engage in the varying traditions, lifestyles, stories told by the elderly.

Best time to visit Meru National Park

Meru National Park can be visited anytime around the year although the Best Time to visit the park is during the dry months/season from January till February or June, July, August to September.