Situated just outside of Nairobi and east of Meru, Meru National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular game reserves. The heavy rainfall encourages a luscious landscape of vast swamps and verdant grasses that house a range of magnificent creatures, from leopards and black rhinos to rare antelopes and thunderous elephants. As a base for exciting game drives and guided walks on safari getaways, this is a fantastic choice. It’s also the home of Elsa the lioness, made famous by the film and book ‘Born Free’. This is a stunning natural habitat to spot some truly amazing wildlife, with traditional lodges and camps dotted throughout the landscape.