Meru

Photo © Daryl Balfour

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Meru, the lonely wilderness where Joy and George Adamson returned Elsa the lioness to the wild, straddles the equator and is bisected by numerous streams fed by Mount Kenya. The solitude and bio-diversity of Meru National Park make it a destination for the discerning and environmentally conscious visitor. A great variety of wildlife exists including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and some of the less common species such as lesser kudu, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and Kirk's dik dik. Pods of hippo and large crocodiles are often seen basking on the various sandbanks, whilst over 300 species of birds have been recorded.