About Offbeat Meru Camp
Offbeat Safaris pride themselves on providing guests with an exclusive experience in remote wildlife areas. Offbeat Meru Camp epitomizes this important goal. The camp is small, traditional, and located on the edge of Meru National Park in the Bisanadi National Reserve in a stunning location overlooking the Bisanadi River with beautiful riverine forest.
Almost brought to its knees by heavy poaching in the 80s and 90s, Meru National Park is now thriving and is once again home to the Big 5. After the re-introduction of black and white rhino, the park now boasts over 67 rhino in its large sanctuary, as well as a great number of other species including reticulated giraffe, oryx, gerenuk and lesser kudu, while huge buffalo herds and elephant are seen regularly. The park also boasts 13 rivers which flow through the area, encouraging a spectacular variety of birdlife.
Immortalized 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; you feel you have the park to yourself. The park also has a healthy lion population, no doubt some descendants of Elsa, as well as cheetah and leopard.
The camp consists of only six tents, each furnished with a large iron bed, a private en-suite bathroom, traditional hot bucket shower and flushing loo. In addition, there is also 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 mess tent or around the camp fire; 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 guests' 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. This area of Kenya gets quite hot during the dry season, and 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 Bisanadi River below.
Safari: Activities include day and evening game drives, bush breakfasts and sundowners, and evening walks with armed guards.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm a booking - 10% of this in non-refundable. The remaining 70% is due 30 days before travel. In extreme circumstances discretion on the above policy will be used by Offbeat Safaris on a case by case basis but we strongly advise you to have insurance for this. We reserve the right to increase rates with six... A 30% deposit is required to confirm a booking - 10% of this in non-refundable. The remaining 70% is due 30 days before travel. In extreme circumstances discretion on the above policy will be used by Offbeat Safaris on a case by case basis but we strongly advise you to have insurance for this. We reserve the right to increase rates with six months prior warning. Please be aware that some of the properties within the Offbeat Safaris portfolio will require that all guests sign an indemnity form. These forms will explain the risks to you and indemnify the properties and related companies against claims by you. If you are not willing to comply then in certain circumstances you may not be allowed to take part in some activities. see more
Offbeat Meru Camp Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Things to do in and around Meru National Park
(44.9 km from Meru National Park)
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Kenya National Park offers some of the most beautiful trekking on the planet. Along with the awesome sight of Mount Kenya, the lakes and alpine meadows make this one of the most stunning treks in the East...
(93.6 km from Meru National Park)
Paxtu Cottage was the former home of the Scout Movement founder, Lord Baden-Powell. Today the cottage is integrated into the Outspan Hotel buildings and serves as a small Scouting Museum. Baden-Powell died in 1941 and his grave at St. Paul's...
(93.6 km from Meru National Park)
Lord Baden-Powell was a writer, founder of the Scout Movement, Chief Scout and lieutenant-general in the British Army. He is buried at St. Paul's Cemetery and his grave is one of Kenya's National Monuments His gravestone bears a circle with a dot...