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Meru National Park Flying Safari

2 Days/ 1 Night Meru National Park Flying Safari From Nairobi travels to the wild and beautiful Meru National Park situated 348 kilometers (215 miles) from Nairobi via Nyeri and can be accessed by Murera Gate. Game to view includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard and some of the rarer antelopes; Lesser Kudu, duiker and Dik Dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelopes.

2 Days/ 1 Night Meru National Park Flying Safari from Nairobi is a short flying vacation to Meru National Park in the heart of Kenya.  

Meru National Park was made famous through the book and film Born Free based on George and Joy Adamson’s work releasing hand raised Lions back into the wild. The park is small by Kenyan standards but is home to a diverse array of wildlife. 

Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. It is an especially beautiful area of Kenya with diverse scenery from woodlands at 2000 feet 600 meters on the slopes of the Nyambeni Mountain Range north east of Mount Kenya to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.

The park is also noted for the diversity of species which occur. You should have good sightings of Eland, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk, Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, and Lesser Kudu.  

You may be lucky enough to see Cheetah and Leopard. Lion are present but are not as easy to spot as in other areas of Kenya. The Tana River is a good spot to see schools of Hippo. 

Part of the reserve has been fenced off to create a sanctuary for 40 White Rhino and 20 Black Rhino, making this one of the best places in Kenya to see these endangered animals.

Activities include: game viewing fishing bird walking biking hiking and boat rafting.

Day 1: Nairobi – Fly to Meru National Park
Early in the morning transfer to Nairobi -Wilson airport and fly at 0915 Hours to Meru National Park to arrive at 1025 Hours. Upon arrival we transfer Elsa’s Kopje Camp for lunch with a game drive en- route enjoying game viewing, spotting Eland, Lesser Kudu and Reticulated Giraffe.

Elsa’s Kopje is almost invisible as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill. It blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), built very near to the site of George Adamson’s original campsite. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive till sunset.

 Overnight at Elsa’s Kopje

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Meru National Park – Fly to Nairobi

Early morning game drive from 0630 Hours till 0830 Hours. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart Meru National Park by air at 1035 Hours to arrive in Nairobi Wilsons Airport at 1215 Hours.  

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

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