Meru National Park, where George and Joy Adamson released their most famous lioness, Elsa, back into the wild (a story immortalized in the book and film Born Free), has been making a comeback on the African safari destination radar after falling into neglect and poaching through the 80’s and 90’s. Championed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the park be has been comprehensively restored, with newly cut earth roads, a dedicated force of rangers led by a new warden (Peter Jenkins, who is the son of park founder Mark Jenkins), and a veritable poacher-proof rhino sanctuary which is home to both white and black rhinos.