Meru National Park is a Kenyan forest reserve where abundant rainfall results in tall grass and lush swamps. It has a wide range of animals such as elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, black rhinoceros and some rare antelopes.
Meru was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness (made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free). Elsa the Lioness is buried in this park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered on her gravesite. Joy Adamson released Pippa the cheetah in this park.
In addition to game viewing in the area, tourist attractions include the home of George and Joy Adamson, Adamson’s Falls, views of Mount Kenya, and the Tana River.