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Meru National Park

guide to visiting kenya,kenya's diverse wildlife,shimba hills national reserve

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

💵 Currency: Kenyan Shillings (Kes)

Weather: Semi-arid zone and have irregular rainfalls. Wet seasons are April- June and November

🗣️ Language: English and Swahili are the national languages
⏰ Time Zone: East Africa Time (GMT+3)

How to get Meru National Park

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

How to Book a Visit to Meru National Park

Good news you don’t have to book in advance. Payment is done on Ecitizen

How Much Is The Entry Fee And Opening Hours?

Citizen Adults-Ksh300

Citizen Child- Ksh215

Resident Adult- Ksh300

Resident Child- Ksh215

Non-Resident Adult- 52usd

Non-Resident Child 35USD

Monday to Sunday: 6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. All year round including public holidays and weekends

What to take with you

Money to buy refreshments or meals 
Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook

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A Safari Wonderland Worth Exploring

Karibu to Meru National Park, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness. In this blog post, we’ll embark on an adventure to discover why Meru National Park is indeed worth a visit, highlighting its diverse attractions, abundant wildlife, and unique features, all while maintaining a fun yet professional tone.

Is Meru National Park Worth a Visit?

Absolutely! Meru National Park offers visitors a truly immersive safari experience, far away from the crowds often found in more popular parks. With its vast landscapes, rich biodiversity, and tranquil ambiance, Meru provides the perfect setting for unforgettable wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or a first-time visitor, Meru National Park promises an authentic African adventure that will leave you in awe.

Exploring the Wildlife

Meru National Park is home to a wide variety of iconic African wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos. One of the park’s most notable attractions is its thriving population of cheetahs, making it one of the best places in Kenya to spot these majestic big cats in their natural habitat. Birdwatchers will also delight in the park’s avian diversity, with over 400 species of birds, including kingfishers, hornbills, and eagles, gracing the skies.

The Majestic Tana River

Flowing through the heart of Meru National Park is the mighty Tana River, Kenya’s longest river and a lifeline for the park’s diverse ecosystems. The river not only provides vital water sources for wildlife but also offers scenic boat safaris, fishing opportunities, and tranquil spots for picnics and relaxation. As you glide along the Tana River, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and the chance to encounter wildlife congregating along its banks.

Meru National Park is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered, offering a unique safari experience that combines abundant wildlife, stunning landscapes, and cultural heritage. Whether you’re seeking thrilling wildlife sightings, serene river cruises, or simply a peaceful escape into nature, Meru National Park has something for everyone. So pack your binoculars, grab your camera, and prepare to embark on a safari adventure of a lifetime in Kenya’s Meru National Park.

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