Despite its relaunch, Meru is still one of the least visited of Kenya’s big parks, which makes a safari through the park incredibly exclusive and unique. This unspoiled 335 square mile stretch of well-watered, dense bush, acacia woodland and verdant, tall grasslands spiked with exotic doum palms is ripe for discovery. The safari game viewing at Meru now easily matches or exceeds a safari experience in popular parks such as Tsavo West or Tsavo East, with increasingly frequent sightings of all the ‘Big Five’, plus cheetah and numerous other savannah species. There is effectively only one safari lodge in the park so visitors have the unique experience of rarely spotting another vehicle while out on game drives in this lovely park.