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Meru National Park

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Park Road, Meru National Park 80401, Kenya
+254 723 984024
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Drive through Meru National Park

We spent the night at Ikweta at the gate of the park and took 2 drives. We saw lions, elephants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gikonyo M
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Not a good park for a photographer

I chose this park since I like to experience one new area each trip. I had read that animals here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MichiganLaurena
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  • Average5%
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“rhino sanctuary” (21 reviews)
“born free” (6 reviews)
“hippo pool” (4 reviews)
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Park Road, Meru National Park 80401, Kenya
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+254 723 984024
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"rhino sanctuary"
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"big cats"
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"game drives"
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"open plains"
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"bird life"
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"elsa's kopje"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MichiganLaurena
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Reviewed March 8, 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.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

This park has more bushes thus it might be more difficult to spot wild animals. landscapes are beautiful, part of the park is dedicated to Rhinos and thus extra watched. We had nice surprises though met lion cubs among others. Enjoyable!

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Thank Pascale R
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

It is a very underrated park. Animals in Meru are similar as in Samburu: oryx, ostrich, kudu, reticulated giraffe, and zebra, but they are more shy because they are not yet so used to cars and people. Oh, there are rhinos as well! Very few...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful landscape and fabulous wilderness for birds and animals. Loved it. We saw so many wonderful sights, would highly recommend.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Even after the Genesis Project, where animals of other NPs have been supplied, its one of the rarely visited NPs. So you can enjoy the wilderness without crowds of tourists. A variety of landscapes (Galery Forests at the many rivers, thorny bush, savanna lpains. View...More

Thank Günther D
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We went in april and didn't get to see many animals. A friend spotted a rhino, only because he has a keen eye. Very different terrain to Masai Mara. Maybe we went at the wrong time of the year, but we still enjoyed the whole...More

Thank Hets G
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Meru National Park has more trees and shrubs than Mara and other parks, so spotting wildlife is a bit more of a challenge. But, with it's large rhino sanctuary, you are almost guaranteed to see rhinos (we saw 28 over our 2-day stay). Also lots...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Really enjoyed our time in Meru National Park, particularly because it was so deserted - where is everyone?? From the huge families of elephants through the families of lion, from hippo pools through crocodile sightings and with variable backdrops depending on where you are in...More

Thank MsSparkles
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gustavpaulson
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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
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Kithinjijnr
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Response from alis0nmaryt | Reviewed this property |
This one if for the lodge not me :-)
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