Meru lies strategically on the north-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, with spectacular views of the mountain and Nyambene Hills, with the Kathita River flowing gently through. The town is a cultural and historical hub, with the Meru Museum being the main attraction, preserving various artefacts of the local people. Meru is the launch-pad for Samburu National Reserve, North Kenya’s most popular park.
The landscape of the reserve is a mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation, providing home to several large mammals such as lions, buffalos and hippos, as well as over 350 bird species.
Samburu's dominant feature is the Ewaso N’giro River, which slices through the middle of the otherwise bone-dry terrain. The river provides water for the parks various inhabitants; large numbers of elephants, giraffes and leopards gather along the riverbanks, whilst crocodiles swim downstream.
The diverse Kenyan landscape set to the backdrop of the Koitogor and Ololokwe mountains is truly magnificent.
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Whilst Samburu can be visited all year-round, wildlife watching is considered to be best during the dry months of June to October and December to March. Read More
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