Meru National Park

3 Fun Activities to Do at Meru National Park

Meru National Park sits 248 km from the Aberdare National Park and 328 km from the Nairobi National Park. The park is characterized by remote and unspoilt wilderness offering the animals a safe haven to live.

Inside the park, we have 13 rivers and several mountain streams that merge and join the Tana River.

Meru National Park has the wildlife you can think of, from the big five to the chirping rare birds, the park boasts of diverse wildlife.

The article lays out everything you need to learn about the majestic Meru Park

Park Activities and Attractions

There are several park activities and attractions you can visit inside the park. Some of the park activities include:

  1. Game viewing
  2. Camping
  3. Trekking
Meru National Park Accommodation

Some of the attractions inside the park include;

  1. Adamson falls
  2. Tana river
  3. Mt Kenya views
  4. Wildlife
  5. Joy and George Adamson’s former home.

Meru National Park Accommodation

After spending time enjoying the wonderful serenity of the park, you can always find somewhere to rest within the park. Some of the accommodations available include the following

KWS cottages

Cottages together with guest houses are purely run by the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service). They are few and affordable.

  1. Kinna Cottages
  2. Kinna Guesthouse
  3. Murera Cottages
  4. Meru Guest House

Meru National Park Lodges

There are only two privately owned lodges in the park. They include:

Elsa’s Kopje

Leopard Rock Lodge


Campsites are for people who want to camp outside and experience the wilderness. The camps are also in good numbers to ensure every visitor gets a chance to enjoy the wilderness.

  1. Bwatherongi
  2. Chuma
  3. Ekime (Kora N. Park)
  4. Fisi
  5. Golo 1
  6. Golo 2
  7. Kampi Baridi
  8. Kenmare
  9. Mugunga
  10. Rojawero

Meru National Park Entrance Fee

Like any other National Park in Kenya, park fees differ depending on Nationalities

  • For Kenyans and residents, adults pay Ksh 300 while children pay Ksh 215.
  • Non-residents pay $52 for adults and $35 for children.

The park entry fees are not inclusive of food, accommodation, or any other service inside. It just caters for the entry inside the park. For game drives and any other activity, you will have to pay another fee differently.

There are a few gates in Meru National Park that cater to different cultures.

  1. The Murera gate is characterized by the Ameru culture and is the main gate,
  2. The Ura gate is characterized by Tharaka culture.
  3. The Bisanadi gate is characterized by the Borana culture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is the entry fee for Meru National Park?

Meru Park entry fees for Adult citizens are Ksh 300 and Ksh 215 for a child. Non-residents are charged higher at $52 for adults and $35 for children.

What is unique about Meru National Park?

The park has lots of bird species, 13 rivers feeding the Tana River, thick forests, and the rare Pel’s fishing owl.

Is Meru National Park worth a visit?

Yes, the visit is worth it. The Equator cuts through the park majestically and the animals running through the bushes and grasslands make the experience memorable.

Which river passes through Meru National Park?

Several tributaries of the Tana River, the biggest and longest river transverse through the park

How many gates does Meru National Park have?

The park has only three gates, Murera gate the main gate, Ura, and Bisanadi.

How much does it cost to travel from Nairobi to Meru?

The fare from Nairobi to Meru ranges from Ksh 800 to Ksh 1,200 depending on whether you’re travelling with the shuttles or buses.

What is found in the Meru Museum?

You will find ethnographic objects, medicinal plants, agricultural objects, and many more about the Meru culture.

What trees are in Meru National Park?

You’ll mostly find the acacia trees and raffia palms inside the park.

What is the least visited park in Kenya?

Chyulu Hills is the most visited park in Kenya. On the contrary, it offers majestic views of Mt Kilimanjaro of Tanzania and vast grassland on the Kenyan side.

What is the most visited National Park in Kenya?

Maasai Mara is the most visited park due to the wildebeest migration to and from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

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