Meru National Park is 35km east of Maua town in the north eastern lowlands below the Nyambeni hills. Of all the Kenya parks, Meru National Park presents the widest variety of landscapes and habitats. Forest, swamp and savannah are pierced by numerous permanent streams, draining from the Nyambenes and flowing in parallel between tounges of lava, south eastwards towards the Tana River.
Meru National Park holds the Adamson’s falls, the leopard rock and great wildlife. It was where George and Joy Adamson released several hand-reared animals including the famous lioness Elsa [in the book born free]
Game to view includes Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard and some of the rarer Antelope, Lesser Kudu, some of Kenya's largest herds of Buffalo. The rivers abound with Hippo and Crocodile and 300 species of Birds have been recorded.