Located in Eastern slopes of Nyambene hills Meru National Park is a perfect holiday retreat for wildlife safaris and adventures, sight seeing, camping and relaxation. Meru National Park is often referred to as the Elsa’s Country.
The Elsa, Pipa, Joy and George Adamson’s Story-A major attraction to Meru National Park is the story of Elsa, the lioness in the award winning film “Born free” fame, intertwined with that of Pipa the Cheetah, George and Joy Adamson. Elsa was raised as a pet lion by Joy and George Adamson in Meru National Park. The story of Elsa is told in the book Born F
ree and Living free. Later they released her into the wild where she successfully socialized with the wild lions and gave birth to her own cubs. Today, her descendants still roam the complete wilderness of Meru. Upon her death, George Adamson buried her in the park. Her grave is clearly marked and draws lots of people to the park. Also some of Joy’ ashes were scattered on Elsa’s grave upon her. George Adamson was murdered in Kora National Park and buried in Meru National Park. His camp and grave attracts lots of visitors. Pipa the cheetah brought up by Joy is also buried in the park.
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