A 6 hour drive from Nairobi has led the Bartter Family and I to Meru National Park. Going from the southern to northern hemisphere we passed through Kenya’s central highlands and an amazing agricultural diversity of pineapple, tea and coffee plantations as well as wheat, maize and miraa fields. From the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city it is so good to be back in the bush. Meru is looking absolutely incredible and the recent rain has transformed the Park into a veritable wildlife paradise. The grass is lovely and green covered with a myriad of flowers. Just on our drive in we saw 12 species of mammal including a beautiful lioness slinking through the bushes intermittently roaring, calling for her mate The real beauty was that there was not another car in sight. What normally takes an hour took us 3! We were met by the smiling faces of Phil and Charlie, the managers of Elsa’s Kopje, and a well deserved ice cold cocktail of fresh lime juice and soda water.