Bisanadi Reserve is a 606 km² reserve that was opened in September 1979. It is contiguous with the Northern boundary of Meru National Park and as such acts as a buffer between the Boran community areas to the North and the park to the South. Bisanadi Reserve is an important part of the 4000 km² greater Meru Conservation Area composed of Meru National Park, Kora National Park and Mwingi National Reserve.
Wildlife is just as abundant as in Meru National Park, although there are no rhinos (Both Black and White rhinos may be viewed in the Rhino sanctuary within Meru National Park). Buffalo and elephant are common and with a bit of luck all the cats can be seen.
Fishing is possible in the two rivers that demarcate the Northern and Southern boundary of the park. Barbel, Tilapia and Big catfish can be caught fairly easily and are great fun for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Fishing is catch and release only!
The Reserve is much wilder than Meru with fewer people. There is only one camp – Offbeat Meru – in the reserve with a maximum capacity of 12 guests. If staying at Offbeat Meru you are almost guaranteed to be sharing 606 km ² of raw and breath taking wilderness between only 12 people; or one person to every 50 km²!
07 November 2012