The Meru National Park is really a must visit destination should you be planning a safari holiday in Kenya.
It's more than 320 kms from Nairobi, on the slopes of the Nyambeni Mountain array for the north east of Mount Kenya at an altitude of between 1000-3400 Ft and has an region of more than 850 sq Kms.
It has been in existence given that 1968 and grew to become popular since the property of George & Joy Adamson and Elsa the Lioness, whose grave is marked here, who lived in the Kora Nationwide Reserve, which along with the Bisanadi, Rahole & Mwingi Nationwide Reserves are associated with Meru.
Meru can be a great place to go for a Kenya Safari Holiday because not only is it wild, beautiful and relatively uncrowded, because it really is the least visited of Kenya's larger Parks, but it also has a good cross section of game to view.
This is brought about firstly by the position of Meru which lies across the Equator, and is split by thirteen rivers and many mountain streams, which branch out from the Tana River at the southern border.
In terms of scenery there is everything from high woodlands to wide open plains with a huge number of riverbanks.
A section in the park continues to be designated as a wilderness spot, and so there are no roads there, although the rest with the park has decent access roads and tracks, which deteriorate quite dramatically in the rains.
The game you should expect to see will incorporate large prides of lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, and Lesser Kudu duiker and Dik Dik antelopes. You may also see some from the largest herds of buffalo in Kenya, with a lot of hippo and crocodile in the rivers. Meru was one in the areas that suffered most through poaching twenty years ago, but good policing and security patrols have driven out the poachers.
There are believed to be more than 300 different species of birds here at Meru so if your Kenya Safari Holiday is primarily one of ornithology then you should be more than happy to see species including Peter's Finfoot, Pel's fishing owl, kingfishers, bee-eaters to name just a few.
The beauty of Meru is that you will not encounter many other tourists when out on a game drive.
To get to Meru is actually a question of driving for around eight hours from Nairobi to Meru town. In all probability you'll need to organize a Safari Lodge package, and this would be part of it. In case you want to access Kora National Reserve, along with the Bisanadi, Rahole & Mwingi, then this can be difficult and needs organizing in advance.
There are three airstrips that you can use to access Meru on your Kenya Safari Tour.
The times to visit Meru on your Kenya Safari Vacation are definitely the dry months, and the climate is generally hot and dry with an average altitude of around 2000 feet. You'll find the nights are quite pleasantly cool, even a jersey in the evenings!!
The summer months are December through March, the rain then falls amongst March and May. The winter is July to September and it rains again between November and December.
At Meru you will need to take precautions as it's a malaria location, so wear light long sleeved clothing and long trousers with DEET sprayed on since the most effective insect repellent.
You need to sleep under treated mosquito netting, and the doors and windows should be screened against mosquitos. In case you are lucky enough to have a fan or even airconditioning then even better, but just remember malaria prophylaxis doesn't totally prevent Malaria, it's best to cover up and spray.
The Meru is probably not the best National Park to visit if this is your first ever Kenya Safari Vacation, but in the event you have an eye for detail and previous experience then you should not leave it out as part of your next Kenya Safari Tour.
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