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Meru is an eastern town and headquarters of Meru County with a population of 240,900 inhabitants by 2009 making it Kenya’s 6th largest city on the eastern slope of Mount Kenya. The town is occupied by the Ameru people mainly who are a Bantu speaking group.

Attractions in and around Meru
Samburu National Reserve- Samburu park is a place full of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers on the vast and arid desert initially known as the Northern Frontier District, it covers 104 square kilometers and the landscape of the Reserve is dominated by rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and the unique red table mountain known as Lololokwe. Samburu National Reserve has sanctuaries in Kenya conserving the endangered Grevy’s zebra, the rare Beisa Oryx, the long necked antelope “Gerenuk” and the Blue-shanked Somali ostriches, the large herds of elephant.

Buffalo Springs National Reserve

The Buffalo Springs National Reserve is strategically located south of Samburu National Reserve on the other side of Ewaso Ngiro River covering an area of 131 square kilometres and it has a gently rolling lowland plain of old lava flows and volcanic soils of olivine basalt. It has wildlife like the Grant's zebra and the endangered Grevy's Zebra, reticulated giraffe, the African bush elephant, oryx, gerenuk, African buffalo, lion, African leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena. Over 365 species of bird have been recorded in the reserve and the Somali ostriches.

Meru National Park

This is a Kenyan Game park east of Meru with a distance of 350 kilometers from Nairobi on an area of 870 square kilometers, it is one of Kenya’s best National Parks with a bundant rainfall protecting wildlife that include the African bush elephant, lion, African leopard, cheetah, eastern black rhinoceros, southern white rhinoceros, Grévy's zebra, hippos.

Meru Museum

This is a museum in Meru Town conserving the cultural history and practices of the Meru people. Being here will help you learn about the history of Meru and its early inhabitants.

Mount Kenya

The Meru side of Mt. Kenya National Park has tourist attractions who visit the attractions like the Vivvien Falls, Semwe Salt lick, Ithanguni, Lake Alice, Lake Ellis and Sacred Lake all within thw Mount Kenya National Park area. This is Kenya’s highest mountain and 2nd highest in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro with interesting activities like mountain climbing/hiking, game viewing and has birdlife like the Green Ibis, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Harrier Hawk, Rufous Sparrow hawk, Ayre’s Hawk Eagle, Black stork and Red Fronted Parrots among others.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

This is located in northern Kenyaand it was established in 1995 joining the Ngare Ndare Forest covering over 250 square kilometers with wildlife like the rare and endangered black rhinos, Grevy's zebras and sitatungas, lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffaloes and note that this conservancy has 12% of Kenya's eastern black rhinoceros population and the largest single population of Grevy's zebras in the world.


RENT A CAR IN MERU - Planning to visit Meru or already in town and require a rental car for self drive or guided tour, we at Nairobi Car Rental Services will be more than happy to offer you our services. You can get in touch with us by sending an email to or call us on +254-713510387 to speak with the reservations team.