Born Free! Few visit Meru, which only enhances its stunning scenic beauty that includes small rivers shaded by dense riverine forest as well as raffia and doum palms. This remote area is where Joy and George Adamson reared and maintained a friendship with the lioness Elsa, made by famous by the movie Born Free. As you land on the tiny airstrip you might spot a surprised napping cheetah or big-eared bull elephant charging away. Home to the rare northern desert species of beisa oryx, zebra, giraffe, rhinos and a myriad of colorful birds, you may also meet mating lions, lurking leopards, and cheetahs on the chase!

Interests

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Fantastic Wildlife
  • Iconic Savannah Landscapes
  • Rhino-Watching

Places to Stay

Elsas Kopje

Style: Lodge

Named after 'Elsa' the lioness which was introduced into the wilds from this very spot, Elsa's Kopje is built on the site of George Adamson's first campsite and is hardly visible as you approach the hill.

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iKweta Safari Camp

Style: Camp

iKWETA Safari Camp is a simple but cosy, small and intimate owner-hosted camp located just 2 km from the Murera Gate of Meru National Park.

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Rhino River Camp

Style: Lodge

Set at the edge of Meru National Park in an exceptional riverine environment, Rhino River Camp is an exclusive luxury camp that will charm your senses and let you have a taste of true African wilderness.

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Activities in Meru National Park

Late Departure Meru National Park

Late Departure Meru National Park

Game Drives in Meru National Park

Game Drives in Meru National Park

Activities at Rhino River Camp

Sundowners, fishing in the rivers, ornithological walks, guided walks, biking, hiking, cultural visits to villages

Activities at Elsas Kopje

Day & night (pre dinner) game drives, bush meals & sundowners, line fishing (catfish & barbel)

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