Meru

Meru

Meru

Grevy's Image

on Monday, 01 October 2012. Posted in 2012, Photography, Meru

Grevy's Image

I always find it tough to photograph Grevy's zebra so I tried something different.

The Kudu and Meru National Park

on Wednesday, 26 October 2011. Posted in 2011, Meru, Kenya

Meru, Kenya

The Kudu and Meru National Park

As soon as we jumped out of the plane in Meru Peter, Helga and I glanced over at each other wryly; you could feel the heat. The ground was cracked open, the grass was almost non-existent and the trees were foliageless! Wow what a difference from the Mara. There was moisture in the air though. There couldn’t be rain around, not in Meru of all places surely?! Even our pilot confidently said ‘I’ll bet you a crate of beer it does not rain over the next four days’. Well, you would not believe but it rained and not just lightly. Meru needed it so badly that we could not complain, well to be honest we had no reason to complain as not one of our game drives was affected and the wildlife viewing was incredible – the best I have ever seen it.

Meru National Park

on Friday, 01 January 2010. Posted in Meru, Kenya, 2010

true African wilderness and the start of my first safari of the season

Meru National Park

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.