Meru National Park- Kenya
Meru National Park
Meru national Park is a savanna Park, 35km east of Maua town in the north eastern lowlands below the Nyambene hills.
Meru is part of a complex of protected areas along the Tana River that includes the adjacent Bisanadi and Mwingi National Reserve (to the east and south respectively), Kora National park and Rahole National reserve.
The Wetter North Western sector is hilly, with rich volcanic soils.
The land flattens towards the East, where grey alluvial volcanic soils appear.
The Meru National Park area is crossed by numerous permanent streams, draining from the Nyambenes and flowing in parallel between tounges of lava, south eastwards towards the Tana River.
As well as the many streams that cross it, the park is bounded by three large rivers, the Tana to the South, the Ura to the South West and the Rojeweru to the east. There are several prominent inselbergs of basement rock, notably Mughwango and Leopard rock.
A section of the meru National park has been designed as a wilderness area in where there are no roads.
The national park is part of the domain made famous by the writings of Joy Adamson.
meru national Park is located East-North-East of Mount Kenya in Meru District of Eastern Province, covering 870km².
Rainfall is 635-762mm in the west and 305-356mm in the east.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Access from Nairobi (348 kms) is via Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or Embu all weather roads.
Access into the park from Maua to Murera Gate (35km) and 348km from Nairobi.
The other access is via Embu to Ura Gate (120 km), 290 km from Nairobi-inaccessible at the moment.
Main airstrip at Kina, Mulika next to Meru Mulika Lodge and Elsa’s Kopje airstrip
The road network in the park has recently been upgraded. However due to the nature of soil, some roads are easily destroyed by vehicles during the rains.
Murera Gate, Ura Gate.
• Former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness
• Views of Mt. Kenya
• River and riverine habitats
• Tana river and
• Adamson’s Falls
Public campsite: - (with toilets and showers) Bwatherongi
Accommodation at the Meru National park.
Other Kenya National Parks and game reserves
Aberdare National Park
Amboseli National Park
Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Mt.Kenya national Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo West National Park
Shimba Hills National Park
Natural World Mombasa Safaris
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