Lavenda Afriqa Safaris

LAVENDA AFRIQA SAFARIS

Meru National Park

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1. Your Budget

2. Your Choice of Hotel Accommodation

3. Your preferred number of days on Safaris/Vacation

4. Your choice of Transport – Airplane/Train/Land cruiser/Van/Tour Bus

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Background Information

Meru National Park has a wide range of wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, black rhino and hippo. Buffalo, oryx, oribi, zebra, giraffe, hartebeest, impala, kudu, mongoose, warthog, dik dik, civet, caracal, wild dog, baboons, hyena and vervet monkeys can also be spotted. Meru National Park is also to home to an abundance of birdlife that includes Pel’s fishing owl, Peter’s finfoot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers.

 

In the 1980s the game in Meru was almost completly eradicated by poachers. With assistance from the International Fund of Animal Welfare, the Kenya Wildlife Service has restored Meru National Park from near-ruin to an excellent tourist destination in East Africa.

 

Bird Watching, Picnics, Camping, Wildlife Safaris, Adventure and Cultural safaris can all be organized. Nature walks, rafting and fishing can be organized along Tana River. Afternoons are best spent on cultural tours, fishing, rafting or just relaxing.

Game Viewing & Activities

During the months of July to December the spectacle of the migration unfolds as a million and a half Wildebeest and Zebra, with all their attendant carnivores, Lion (including the rare black-maned variety), Leopard, Cheetah, two types of Hyena, three types of Jackal, the occasional Aardwolf and sometimes large packs of African Wild Dog move across the vast open plains. At a distance the plains appear to be infested with lines of black ants. A closer view reveals it to be Wildebeest – those curious creatures aptly called “the clowns of the plains”. The sound of their grunting fills the air and the spectacle is almost unbelievable.

 

All these animals have to cross the Mara, which provides another unique sight. As crowds of these ungainly Wildebeest throng down the steep banks in a cloud of dust and swim across the churning brown water, some of them are swept away and others grabbed by crocodiles. Engorged crocodiles bask on the banks, while flocks of vultures and other scavengers congregate to clean up remains. The rest of the year is never dull either, as large numbers of predators remain resident, and are commonly seen hunting herbivores. The plains’ game is also always present in varying numbers, and includes Thompson’s and Grant’s Gazelles, Coke’s Hartebeest, Topi, Eland, Waterbuck, and Impala. Elephants are plentiful and it’s not uncommon to be held up by elephants on the road. Hippo and Crocodile are easy to see, basking in the river – and it is not so unusual to see a hippo grazing on the river banks before nightfall.

 

Birdlife is varied and profuse. Turacos, the rarer Crested Guinea Fowl, Blue Flycatcher and Pel’s fishing owl can be seen in the riverine forest while several varieties of Bustards (including rarer ones) can be seen on the plains – as can the spectacular Ground Hornbills and comical secretary birds. Vultures and eagles can be seen circling overhead or perched on trees, while over 50 different species of birds of prey have been recorded. From November to March many annual migrant visitors are present in large numbers and bird-watchers will always be rewarded with much to record.

Speak to our tour consultants for a more custom made itinerary to suit your travel needs.

Tel: +254 742 332 805

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