Wildlife Conservancy

Rhino Sanctuary (Meru National Park)

A vital haven for endangered rhinos within Meru's vast landscapes.

Kenya
Location
44 km²
Geographic Size
Dry Season
Best Time to Visit

About Rhino Sanctuary (Meru National Park)

The Rhino Sanctuary in Meru National Park is a dedicated conservation area aimed at protecting and breeding the critically endangered black and white rhinos. Nestled within the larger Meru National Park in Kenya, the sanctuary spans an area specifically fenced to provide a safe environment for these majestic creatures. It plays a crucial role in rh...

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Optimal conditions for wildlife watching and exploring the sanctuary.
June - September
High Season
Dry season with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities; rhinos are more easily spotted.
April - May
Low Season
Heavy rainfall may restrict movement but offers a lush landscape and fewer visitors.
October - November
January - March
Shoulder Season
Mild weather with short rains, balancing wildlife spotting and pleasant conditions.

What to do

Wildlife

The sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot, home to endangered rhinos and a plethora of other wildlife, making it a key conservation area.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Common

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The area is generally safe. Standard travel vaccinations plus Yellow Fever vaccination are recommended. Always follow park rules and guidelines for a safe visit.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
The most convenient way to reach Meru National Park is by air, with daily flights from Nairobi to the park's airstrip. Road access is also available, offering a scenic drive from Nairobi, approximately 348 km away.
Getting Around
Within the park, movement is primarily through 4x4 vehicles. Many lodges offer guided safari drives which are the best way to explore the sanctuary and surrounding areas.
Visas
Starting January 2024, Kenya introduced an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) system for most foreign visitors, replacing traditional visa requirements. The eTA application process is straightforward, requiring an application at least 3 days in advance with a fee of 34.09 USD. Exemptions exist for citizens of specific countries. Always check the...
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