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Meru National Park


Meru National Park is situated approximately 360km northeast of Nairobi and covers an area of 870 sq kms.

The park was the setting for Joy Adamson's book "Born Free" and it remains one of Kenya's most unspoilt parks. The scenery is varied, wild and beautiful, from woodlands at 3,000 ft on the slope of Nyambeni Mountain Range to wide open plains with many rivers running through.

Wildlife found here includes lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, antelopes, and buffalo. In the many rivers hippo and crocodile are found in abundance. You may be lucky to spot Kenya's only colony of the rare white rhino. More than 420 species of bird have been recorded in the area.

There are several other parks which can be visited from here within a day, they include Bisandi National Reserve, Kora National Park, Rahole National Reserve and Mwingi National Reserve.

The park has a several lodges and camping areas.

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