Game Viewing – is excellent and includes four of the “Big Five” -elephants, lions, leopards and buffalo – as well as cheetahs, antelope,hippos and crocodiles. The roads are well graded and Meru National Park is quieter than some of the other parks.
Bird Watching – over 300 species of birds have been recorded recorded within the park, including the Peter’s Finfoot, which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, kingfishers, rollers,bee-eaters, starlings and numerous weavers. Larger birds include thesecretary bird, ostriches and hornbills. Take a spotter’s guide so that you can identify the many species you will see.
Scenic Safari – to enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape – stroll through or view the dense vegetation, forests and savannahs with long grass, rivers and swamps.
Mount Kenya – crowns the beautiful scenery of Meru National Park.
Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, and also monkeys and leopards.Despite the small size of the park, common animals include giraffe,buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the bluemonkey, flamingos and more.
By Road: Use your own vehicle, take public transportation, or book an open-topped minibus or safari van tour with a tour guide. Meru National Park is 348km northeast from Nairobi.
By Air: Chartered light aircrafts may land at the main airstrip at Kina,Mulika next to the lodges.
Rainfall is higher in the west than in the eastern sector of the park. It is generally cooler than the coastal plains and varies with the altitude. The west has 635-762mm of annual rainfall, and the east has 305-356mm.
Best time to visit
The sunniest months are January and February, followed by through September. Rainfall is
low, especially in the eastern sector of the park so the rainy seasons are not major problem.