MERU & NYAHURURU NATIONAL PARK

Meru National Park
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,400ft(1,036m) on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, north east of Mt. Kenya, to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms. Some of the wildlife found here include: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard black rhino, zebra, gazelle, oryx and some of the rarer antelope, Lesser Kudu and duiker, also the more common Dik Dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelopeOver 300 species of birds have been recorded, including: Red-necked falcon, Heuglins courser, brown-backed woodpecker, sunbirds Peter’s Finfoot, inhabiting the Murera and Ura Rivers; Pel’s Fishing Owl, kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and weavers.
The Park is most famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lion and cheetah. “Elsa” the lioness was the most well-known and her grave is marked here. There is one lodge (132 beds) and two tented camps are planned. There are 8 special campsites which must be pre-booked, one public campsites;Elsa camp, KWS self-help bandas and Leopard Rock bands.
Nyahururu National Park
Nyahururu (formerly known as Thomson's Falls) is a town in  Kenya, lying east of  Nakuru. It is located in Laiki[ia County. Nyahururu formerly functioned as the administrative capital of  Nyandarua County.  Nyahururu town came about due to the Thomson falls in the nearby Ewaso Nyiro River. Because of dairy farming activities in the area, the town is an important player in the milk processing sector. Nyahururu is also known for it's large production and trading of fresh farm produce like peas, potatoes and carrots which are then transported for sale in major towns. Nyahururu is famous for Thomson Fall, a major attraction in this town.  The falls stands at 74 meters high on Ewaso Narok river, a tributary of Ewaso Nyiro river, which drains from the Aberdare Mountains. It projects a very scenic water fall that has become a great attraction to tourists

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