Meru County| The Land of Elsa the Lioness

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Meru County is located on the foothills of Mount Kenya. Mountain climbing and hiking are the main activities for visitors.

What to Do and See in Meru County

Meru County borders Isiolo and Tharaka Nithi counties. It is situated at the central part of Kenya, on the foothills of the country’s highest mountain- Mount Kenya. Meru is accessible from all parts f the country.

If you are in Nairobi, drive through central Kenya into the rich farmlands of Eastern Province. If you are in Isiolo, Laikipia or Samburu counties, Meru is a few hours away. After a tour of Isiolo and Samburu counties, don’t leave Kenya just yet; explore Meru County. With Isiolo County set to the country’s resort city, the importance of Meru County as a great, pristine destination cannot be overemphasized.

Attractions in Meru County

The main attraction, the one that every visitor has on top of the list, is Meru National Park. This park was home to the famous Elsa the Lioness. Joy and George Adamson, who adopted Elsa, made this county their home and contributed immensely to conservation. Meru National Park has Grevy’s zebras, elephants, elands, leopards, buffalos, giraffes and over 400 species of birds. The terrain is thorny with woodlands and grasslands. It is spectacular!

Explore Mount Kenya too through any of the routes in the area such as the Chogoria Route. Mount Kenya is the best mountaineering and hiking destination in the country.

Mount Kenya National Park is another attraction accessible from this county. This national park houses hundreds of species such as elephants, sunis, bushbucks, giant forest hogs and waterbucks among other animals.

Hotels in Meru County

There are several luxury resorts and lodges within Meru National Park such as Elsa’s Kopje and Leopard Rock Lodge. Alba Hotel is a four star resort in Meru. It has a variety of rooms and suites including a two bedrooms suite and a presidential suite. Additionally, you can stay in self-catering cottages on Mount Kenya or pitch a tent in any of the many campsites on the mountain. Nevertheless, if you wish to explore Meru as part of your safari in the region, you can stay in Isiolo, Samburu or Laikipia and enjoy a day tour of Meru National Park.

This county is not only a wildlife safari destination. You can also explore it to learn about the Ameru and explore the county’s expansive farms.

Map of Meru County| The Land of Elsa the Lioness

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