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Offbeat Meru

Meru National Park, Kenya

Offbeat Meru provides guests with an exclusive experience in the remote wildlife area of Meru National Park. This small tented camp has just six tents and is located on the pretty Bisanadi River just outside Meru National Park.

At a Glance

  • Explore the Meru National Park on a game drive

  • Relax in the infinity swimming pool, and watch the wildlife drinking from the Bisanadi River below

  • Enjoy bush breakfasts and sundowners

  • Visit the local Boran community

  • Guided bush walks with an experienced guide

Off the beaten track, Wildlife, Adventure, Honeymoon

Insider's View

The game numbers in Meru National Park were decimated by heavy poaching in the 80's and 90's. However the game is now thriving and Meru is once again home to the big five, after the recent re-introduction of Rhino, as well as a great number of other species.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Meru or take a look at our itineraries to Laikipia and Northern Kenya

Description

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.

Accommodation

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.

Luxury Tent

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.

Childcare

There are no specific child care facilities. However, children are most welcome here and babysitting can always be arranged.

Activities

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.

Location & 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.

When to go

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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Meru or take a look at our itineraries to Laikipia and Northern Kenya

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