Established in 1966, Meru National Park is located 350 kilometres from Nairobi. Covering about 870km2, the park has two routes, one via the main road through Nyeri, Nanyuki and Meru and the other via Embu-Meru road offering the best approach via the Ura gate. The iconic story of Joy Adamson’s life and research amongst lions and cheetahs was set here. The book titled ‘Born Free’ is an award winning & a best seller that went on to become a Movie. Elsa the famous lionesses was also buried in this park and to date her grave is still honored.
Meru National park is a one of a kind speaking blatant wilderness, rugged atmosphere and remote set-ups. The park boasts of 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, a variety of rare game and a diverse scenery from woodlands.