Offbeat Meru

Classic Kenyan tented camp in remote wildlife area

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Offbeat Meru Camp provides an exclusive wildlife experience in an unspoilt area of Kenya. The camp is small, traditional and located on the edge of Meru National Park in a stunning location overlooking the Bisanadi River lined with beautiful riverine forest.

The camp consists of only six tents, each simply furnished with its own en-suite bathroom, traditional hot bucket showers and flushing loo. In addition, there is 24 hour solar lighting in the tents, while the rest of the camp is lit by traditional 'tilly' lamps. Informal dining is hosted in the main tent or around the campfire; the cooks here are quite brilliant. Adjacent to this is a spacious living room tent with comfortable sofas, a writing table and bar.

Days are tailored to suit guest's requirements. Activities include day and evening game drives, bush breakfasts and sun downers, evening walks with armed guards, fishing in the local rivers and visits to the local Boran community. This area of Kenya gets quite hot during the dry season, so after an active morning in the bush there's no better feeling than coming back to camp and cooling off in the stunning infinity swimming pool watching the wildlife as it comes to drink from the River below you.

The park has 13 rivers which flow through the area encouraging a spectacular variety of birdlife & wildlife. Immortalised by Joy Adamson in her book 'Born Free' and with only two other lodges in the park, the likelihood of seeing anyone else while you stay here is small. It also is home to endemic species such as the oryx, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.


Why we like it

  • ‘Born Free’ country
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Oryx & gerenuk plus others
  • Simple bush luxury camp
  • Brilliant safari chefs
  • Stunning infinity swimming pool

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