How to get to Meru National Park Kenya
How to get to Meru National Park Kenya: Getting to Meru National park is very simple and easy either by air or by road transport since all means of transports are available to access you to the park entry or gate. Besides that, Meru national park is among the top best-visited safari destination in Kenya because of being a home for big five animals plus other diversity of wildlife species such as lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, elephants, Rhinos, giraffes, waterbucks, hippos, cheetahs, zebras and many more. The park is also a true birding haven with more than 430 bird species which are recorded.
However, foreigner visitors to Meru national park they land in Kenya on Jomo Kenyatta International park or Kilimanjaro Airport where they can be picked up from by the local guide and be driven to the park.
There are two routes to access travelers to Meru National park, through the main gate known as ‘’Murera Gate and through Ura Gate. Both can be accessed by public means or private vehicle.
Entry requirement to Meru national park
We advise our clients to always send in their personnel documents in advance before their time of arrive to the visited safari destination are met to visit and this ease the tour operator to verity your nationality and the reservation procedures are made easy. Such documents include passports and Visas.
Meru road transport routes are attractive which takes you through rewardable land scape scenery of the Mbeere, Tharaka areas of Embu and Tharaka-Nithi Counties.
By public transportation
Travelers can decide to use buses or Matatu shuttles as public means of transport which depart at all times of the day from Nairobi downtown to a famous place known as ‘’Tea Room’’ off Accra Road. Arrangements for Matatu are very possible.
By safari or private Vehicle
Meru National park can be accessible along the Mount Kenya ring road while using south direction around the east side via Embu to Meru.
Traveler can drive to Meru using Maua highway then turn off to Meru National park which is just after Maili Tatu Market a place commonly known as a farm. Then on your left side as you drive you can be able to see the sign post for Meru National Park and Ikweta safari camp.
Driving distances to Meru National park
- From Nairobi via Embu to Ura Gate –Meru national park cover a driving distance of 312 kilometers.
- From Nairobi Capital city of Kenya passing via Nyeri to access park’s gate Murera it takes 295 kilometers by drive.
- From Nairobi via Nanyuki town to access Meru national park covers a distance of 331 kilometers.
- Using Makutano highway to access Meru national park takes only a driving distance of 70 kilometers.
Note that, all Kenya safari destinations can be accessed by flights.
Domestic Flights-Charter flights are usually booked by tour operator as part of visitor’s tour packages as well as scheduled flights can be booked with Air Kenya from Wilson Airport to fly you to Meru national park.
All the domestic carriers that flies to Meru include Air Kenya, Safari link, Mombasa Air offers suitable sitting configuration with leg room and they work regularly to all Kenya national park.
Meru National park lies 335 kilometers north east of Nairobi and 6kilomteres east from Meru town. It was established in 1966 to protect a bio diversity of wildlife species on land size of 870 square kilometers surrounded with open savannah grassland, wood grassland which habits to game animals. The park has got very many stunning attractions in the area which can be encountered on your visit to the park.
Meru national park can be easily accessed by air or by road transport which can be booked by recognized tour operator and all you need to do is to send in your scanned passport and Visas as your personnel travelling documents in time in order to verify your identity.