Offbeat Meru is a small and traditional tented camp. The camp is located just outside the Meru National Park in the Bisanadi National Reserve in a stunning location overlooking the Bisanadi River with beautiful riverine forest and swamps. The nearby Meru National Park has recovered well from over-poaching of bygone days and it is once again home to the big five as well as extraordinarily varied birdlife.
Offbeat Meru has six large tents all with en-suite bathrooms with bucket showers, wash basin and flush loos. The spacious tents are furnished with huge beds and make use of solar lighting. Between game activities guests can relax by the small infinity swimming pool watching the wildlife as it comes to drink from the Bisanadi River below or have a look at some of the interesting books in the small library in the mess tent.
The area can be explored by game drive or alternatively on foot and has excellent game viewing opportunities, which include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, zebra and all kinds of antelope. Black and white rhinos were reintroduced to Meru. Meru is also very well known for its bird watching. All the guides at Offbeat Meru are experts in their field and enjoy sharing their knowledge with their guests.
Offbeat Meru has six large tents all with en-suite bathrooms with bucket showers, wash basin and flush loos. The spacious, traditional style safari tents are furnished with huge beds and make use of solar lighting.
Each tent has a large iron bed and it's own en-suite bathroom with traditional hot bucket showers and flush loo. There is also 24 hour solar lighting in all the tents.
There are no specific child care facilities. However, children are most welcome here and babysitting can always be arranged.
There is a swimming pool to enjoy during the heat of the day.
Days at Offbeat Meru are tailored to suit guest's requirements. Activities include day and evening game drives, bush breakfasts and sundowners, evening walks with armed guards, fishing in the local rivers and visits to the local Boran community. All the guides are experts in their field and the staff around camp are helpful and friendly. There is a stunning infinity pool to enjoy during the heat of the day.
All the guides are experts in their field and the staff around camp are helpful and friendly.
When to travel
Offbeat Meru Camp closes for May & November
The main tourist season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.
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Location and directions
Meru National Park, Kenya
Offbeat Meru Camp is on the border of Meru National Park and Bisanandi National Reserve, set above the pretty Bisanandi River. The park has a wide variety of landscapes and is dominated by savannah, but includes riverine forest and swamps. The park is bisected by 13 rivers which flow towards the Tana river in the south and rise in the Nyambene Hills to the West.
How to get there
8.5 hour international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. 1.5hr charter flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Siana Springs Air strip. There you will be met by your guide and there will be an hour’s drive to camp.