Meru National Park
April 30 – May 3
Meru is one of Kenya’s most beautiful parks. Blessed with several rivers, it has diverse landscapes of riverine forests, swamps and doum palms. The southern boundry is formed by the majestic Tana river where the surrounding area is dry scrubland. Because of the low altitude the evenings are warm and the sky full of stars. Game in the park includes elephant, cheetah and a rhino sanctuary.
Meru is the area where the Adamsons released their most famous lioness Elsa back into the wild. We shall visit the graves of Pippa and Elsa, though the latter may be inaccessible. There will be a 40-minute talk on the Adamsons. We may also visit the Adamson bridge on the Tana river.
Route : We shall take a circular route round Mt Kenya. We go via Meru town . Nearby we shall visit a fossil site. Our coffee break will be at the Pig and Whistle, an old colonial watering hole. We return via Nanyuki.
We shall stay at the warden’s charming old house, with its spacious verandas. There is often game around the house. There is a swimming pool nearby which we can use…if we have time!
Because of the bed arrangement there have to be 4 couples. There are two single rooms. Total number the house can accommodate is 10 persons.
Cost : 14,800ksh.
Information : There is a lot written by the Adamsons as well as about them. Some of the books are available in the KMS library. Also recommended is an exhibition of Joy Adamson’s paintings on at the Nairobi Museum.
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Contact: 0724 255 299 or 2339158