Meru National Park

Meru National Park which is also referred to as “Complete Wilderness” is where George and Joy Adamson released their most famous lioness, Elsa, back into the wild. The size of the park is approximately 870 Km2

Meru National Park can be accessed by both air and road. By road it is situated about 348 Kms via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or via Embu all weather roads. Then access into the park from Maua to Murera Gate which is approximately 35 km. It can also be accessed through Embu to Ura Gate which is approximately 120 km. Access by air can be through Elsa’s Kopje airstrip and main airstrip at Kina

Meru’s abundant streams and rivers provide the characteristic feature of the landscape. Once into the park one can visit the Rojewero viewpoint and boardwalk – a charming spot to relax and stretch your legs and take in the dense riverine forest. Once can spot crocodiles, hippo and fish-eagle-spotting opportunities in the area. While on a tour through the thick bush, you are also likely to come close some of the park’s huge herds of buffalo – the key prey for Meru’s lion prides.

Wildlife in Meru National Park
Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Eland, Bush Pig,  Elephants, Waterbuck, Cheetah, Hippopotamus, Python, Hartebeest, Bohor Reedbuck, Cobra, Puff Udder, Buffalo, more than 427 bird species

Attractions at Meru National Park

  • Views of Mt Kenya
  • Adamson’s falls
  • Rivers and riverine habitats
  • Tana river


  • Game viewing
  • Scenic Viewing
  • Camping
  • Bird watching