Meru National Park is a less well-known reserve in Northern Kenya. Over the past few years the wildlife populations in this area have proliferated dramatically. There are only a few camps in the 870 km² park and visitors should see a variety of game including some unusual species such a Reticulated giraffe and certain rare antelopes. Elsa’s Kopje is one of our favourite camps in Meru. It was brought into the international spotlight when George and Joy Adamson raised the legendary lioness Elsa there and the book was published followed by the film ‘Born Free’.
On a recently trip, as we were making our way back to the lodge, just before the ascent up to the property, our guide ground to a sudden halt at an unassuming thorny bush. To our surprise, he pointed out nocturnal Bush Babies which permanently reside there, but are almost never seen in daytime. It was such an unexpected and memorable find, not least because these adorable creatures are hard to see, even at night.
Beautiful, arent they?