3 Days Safari in Meru National Park, Kenya
This 3 days safari in Meru national park, Kenya allows you to explore Kenya’s promising tourist destination in East Africa situated in the East of Meru which is 350km from Nairobi and it bestrides the equator. Meru national park was one of the two protected conservation areas in which two animal conservationists known as George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness which became famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie called ‘’Born Free’’ and ‘’Living Free’’. On this 3 Days Meru national park Safari trip, you will not only explore the park’s wildlife but you will have an opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of the people who live around the park. You will have a breathtaking experience of exploring the natural beauty and landscape of this park, you will have an excellent game viewing of all the notable members of the African big 5 and other wild animals. During this 3 days safari in Meru National Park, Kenya, you will engage in different safari activities planned for you.
Safari Highlights: 3 Days Safari in Meru National Park
- Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Meru national park
- Day 2: Full day exploring Meru National Park
- Day 3: Transfer to Nairobi
Detailed Itinerary: 3 Days Safari in Meru National Park
Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Meru national park
You will be picked up by your safari driver from either the Airport or hotel in Nairobi. You will be transferred to Meru National park, you will arrive in the afternoon since it is a 5 hours road trip and on your way, you will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful countryside and views of Mount Kenya. Upon arrival, you will check in at your booked hotel, and afterward, lunch will be served. Relax for some time and depart for an evening game drive in the wide-open plains as well as the gently rolling plains of the park. During the game drive, you will be able to view a variety of wildlife and mammals including all the notable members of the African big 5, Grevy zebras, hippos, hartebeests, Elands, Gazelles, puff adders, and many more. Retire back to the hotel in the late evening for dinner and rest.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Elsa’s Kopje Lodge
Day 2: Full day exploring Meru National Park
After an early morning breakfast, meet your driver/guide with your packed lunch and depart for birding watching around Tana River and nearby swamps where you will have a clear view of a variety of prolific bird species including the Eastern chanting goshawk, Hartlaub’s bustard, Somali ostrich, Long-tailed fiscal, Yellow-billed duck, crowned crane, doves, woodpeckers, sunbirds, secretary birds and many more. You will visit the grave site of Elsa the lioness to pay your respect and afterward you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will go for a cultural experience in the communities of the Meru people famously known as Ngaa people who speak Kimiiru language who are predominantly agriculturalists. You will get to know more about the rich lifestyle of these people, and how they are connected to the park. Return late in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay at your lodge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Elsa’s Kopje Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Nairobi
Before you depart for Nairobi, you will meet your safari guide and park rangers immediately after breakfast and go for an early morning guided nature walk and explore the territory of the local wildlife which offers an insight into African nature, wildlife, and a variety of bird species. During a nature walk, you will be able to spot a variety of both wild animals and bird species at a close range for a clear view and photography. After returning to the hotel, freshen up, check out of the lodge with your luggage and depart for Nairobi. Your drive will either drop you at your reserved hotel in Nairobi or at Nairobi International Airport.
End of the 3 Days Safari in Meru National Park