Top 10 Meru County's Best Destinations
With an area of 6,936km2, Governor Murungi's home turf found to the northeast of Mt. Kenya has numerous features as highlights writerstake.com.
1. Meru National Park
The 870km2 park has a beautiful jungle, grasslands, wetlands and numerous rivers thus forming a great habitat to flora and fauna like elephants, buffaloes, reptiles and bird species in great numbers. It's ideal to campers, nature lovers and bird watchers.
2. Meru National Museum
This facility was built in 1916 and has lush gardens of indigenous medicinal vegetation, tradition dwellings among other artefacts of the local Ameru peoples.
3. Ngare Ndare Forest
Found on the Mt Kenya slopes, this forested area has features like beautiful waterfalls cascading down rock features to form magnificent habitats to wild flora, fauna and bird species. Campers, bird watchers and game lovers will certainly enjoy this destination.
4. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
This private black rhino sanctuary was founded in 1995 and homes a variety of other wild animal species like buffaloes, elephants, leopards, giraffes among others in addition to the wide variety of bird species.
5. Mount Kenya
Africa's second highest mountain is endowed with a dense forest canopy, glaciers, river courses, mineral springs and other features that make it an excellent habitat for numerous flora and fauna species. Campers, mountain climbers and hikers will definitely enjoy this magnificent destination in the heart of Kenya.
6. Meru Equator Tamaduni Cultural Centre
This private museum houses numerous artefacts in weaponry, ornaments, clothing among others.
7. Nyambene National Reserve
This destination derives its name from the majestic Nyambene hills within which are breathtaking craters and other features that form habitat to hundreds of bird species and wildlife such as zebras, leopards, lions, antelopes among others.
8. Giitune Sacred Forest
This indigenous feature has numerous features that make it habitat to a number of fauna and flora species.
9. Devils’ Bridge Waterfall
This beautiful waterfall found near Gikumene Primary School is a phenomenon to behold and was an ochre mining site used by early locals in the region for body decoration.
10. The River Kathita Waterfall
Also known as ‘ndurumo ya M’ntanii’, these scenic feature is a destination worth visiting by adventure and nature lovers.