Meru national park is 350km away from Nairobi and covers an area of 870 square kilometers. It has a wide range of animals present including lions, elephants, leopards, black rhino, cheetah, hippopotamus and some rare antelopes.
Meru national park is one of the most famous parks in Kenya because it is one of the two conservation areas that conservationists Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lioness. This was well highlighted and made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie Born Free. Elsa is buried in this park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered on her grave.
Tourist attractions include views of Mount Kenya, the home of George and Joy Adamson, Adamson Falls and Tana river.