Meru National Park is one of the most uncrowded and unspoiled areas in Kenya to view wildlife. The park is usually considered remote with rugged wilderness.
Meru National Park is located in central Kenya 350 km northeast of Nairobi. It sits north-east of Mount Kenya. The park encompasses an area of 870 sq km. The park, with its unspoiled nature and lush vegetation, is perfect for the seasoned traveller, who has already visited the more well-known parks of Kenya and is looking for an undisturbed nature experience.
The park provides visitors with a variety of nature encounters including jungle, grasslands, swamps, rivers, and landscape with an abundance of termite created mounds. The Kenyan Wildlife Services describes Meru as “Complete Wilderness.” The elevation varies across the park with the lowest spot occurring in the southeastern part of the park along the Tana River. The foothills of the Nyambeni Range account for the highest point at 1,036 m.
Meru National Park has a heavily guarded, 48 sq km Rhino Sanctuary that has been restocked with rhinos from Lake Nakuru. With around 25 black rhinos and 55 white rhinos, it’s once again a perfect place to see black rhinos in Kenya.