Meru is in the northern frontier, east of Mount Kenya. It covers an area of 336 sq mi. and is still relatively untouched by tourism, which makes it alluring. The animals are found in good numbers, but are shy. This park is one of the driest in the country, though it is crisscrossed by numerous rivers and streams running off nearby mountains. The landscape is wild, blessed with dense ribbons of vegetation dominated by magnificent stands of baobab trees, doum and raphia palms which run through the dry valleys. The area is famous for Elsa, the orphaned lioness reared by Joy and George Adamson and eventually returned to the wilds of Meru.
Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, elephants, leopard, cheetah, python and 400 species of birds. Smaller amount of tourists.