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  • Hi Michele, a long, long overdue note of thanks (my apologies). What an amazing trip. What a wonderful country. What gracious and accommodating hosts. But most importantly, because of you, what a spectacular travel itinerary. You can’t imagine how many people we met who were both envious and amazed by the opportunities and activities afforded to us. The destinations, the lodgings, the animals, the people…I really can’t say enough. Perfect in so many, many ways. Michele, my entire family and I want to thank you for all you did to make our adventure more than we ever imagined. Truly. We appreciate your attention to detail, your energy and enthusiasm, and your patience with us before, during and (now) after the trip. You and your team were superb. Again, my apologies for my tardy reply. And thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Carol, John, Samuel & Zachary from Arlington, USA travelled to Kenya
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Meru National Park

Meru, together with the adjacent Bisanadi, Mwingi and Rahole national reserves and Kora National Park, lies to the north-east of Mount Kenya and covers a huge area (Meru itself is 870 sq.kms). The north-west of the park is significantly wetter and more hilly, whilst to the south-east the land flattens (the elevation varies from 1,500’ to 4,000’). The region consists of semi-arid savannah where the wildlife is found in scattered ‘pockets’ near the many swamps and nine watercourses. These occur mainly in the northern and western parts of the Park, forming lovely palm-fringed oases with clear streams.

There are five major vegetation types/habitats to be found in Meru and this accounts for the wide variety of animals and birds to be seen, including species found in the drier northern regions – reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, lesser kudu, Grevy’s zebra, and gerenuk.

Meru suffered terribly during the heavy poaching years of the 1980’s, and subsequently, has not been a major tourist destination for as long as other destinations in Kenya. The game-viewing is good, if a little unpredictable at times, but with very few camps or lodges, Meru does offer real exclusivity.

For further information on safaris to Meru National Park please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.

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