SPECTACULAR SCENERY AND RICH WILDLIFE DIVERSITYMount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa and is the second highest mountain in Africa. Like Kilimanjaro it is an ancient extinct volcano, and today there are 12 remnant glaciers on the mountain summit, whilst the middle slopes are forested. The Mount Kenya National Park also incorporates the lower lying scenic foothills and the semi-arid savanna grasslands and lies within the traditional migrating route of the African elephant population.
Meru National Park, lies 10km north of the equator between Mount Kenya and the Nyambeni Mountains and 350km from Nairobi. Meru forms part of a larger conservation area covering 370,000 acres including the adjoining Kora, Rahole and Bisanadi Reserves.The park was brought to fame in the 1960’s through Joy Adamson’s best-selling book, Born Free, the true story about Elsa the lioness. Meru National Park is a semi-arid park boasting 13 permanent rivers and springs, which meander through otherwise dry terrain flanked by rich vegetation of Doum and Raphia Palms. The natural habitats of Meru are therefore incredibly diverse, varying from dense thickets and wooded grasslands to open plains. Meru’s rich wildlife diversity includes rare species specific to northern Kenya, such as Grevy’s Zebra, gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, as well as buffalo, elephant, hippo, lion, cheetah and leopard. Lesser Kudu and Greater Kudu, as well as caracal are exceptional species found in Meru. The park also incorporates an 84 sq km rhino sanctuary, making Meru one of the prime destinations to see rhino in their natural habitat.
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