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Meru National Park

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Great place to view all the big five. Saw a large herd of elephants treckig their way past thick... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
white rhinos and Elsa's grave

This very big rhino conservancy gives one easy access to see the white rhinos. If you are lucky... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
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Park Road, Meru National Park 80401, Kenya
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

A difficult review to write - this is now my second visit to Meru National Park in three years. It is a beautiful park with some sensational features, attractions and wildlife. Unfortunately we found the management of it appears to stifle the potential for tourism...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ben A
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Great place to view all the big five. Saw a large herd of elephants treckig their way past thick undergrowth. Well paved roads although some are still under construction. Well labelled maps available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MwangiM4
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This very big rhino conservancy gives one easy access to see the white rhinos. If you are lucky also black ones, but this is a much rarer occasion. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the black rhinos.There are approx. 100 rhinos in residence and over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bissigerhund
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a vast park almost devoid of other tourists. It’s a bird watcher’s paradise. It’s also one of the cheaper National Parks. Stay at Ikweta Safari Camp and they’ll make you a picnic so you can spend the day inside the park. It’s got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karin S
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderland of birds and animals with beautiful vistas. All the big animals plus several smaller ones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sinnet33
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Uncrowded underrated park. Very rewarding. The special five animals include reticulated giraffes, Somali ostrich, gravy zebras, gerenuk and beisa oryx. A tour of rhino sanctuary is rewarding. Lions, buffaloes, water-bucks, hippos and antelopes in plenty. Bird in plenty as well. With 6 permanent rivers, the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank alexmatimu
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Varied landscapes with doum palms and baobabs, numerous streams providing year round water for the game, all frames by the Nyambene hills to the west.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AndyH1000
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We really enjoyed our time in Meru National Park, despite being initially wary after being told mixed things about the place. We were told that the animals are quite timid and run away from cars, but we didn't find to be the case other than...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ladylusiphur
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Not many cars on the road and many elephants. We also saw rhinos, lions and zebras, girrafes, buffalos and many antelope. We self drove and road conditions are not very good but also not very bad. The map is very useful which our hotel provided....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hansen F
Reviewed 28 May 2018

we had a great time in meru national park, we stayed at the rangers house a great location. the park has several river crossings that seem scary at first buts its quite safe! we drove all the way through to kora national park one of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Charles M
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Christine A
7 December 2017|
Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
KWS has campsites but you would have to bring your equipment which can be hired
11 August 2017|
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
2 May 2016|
Response from alis0nmaryt | Reviewed this property |
This one if for the lodge not me :-)