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Meru is in Eastern Kenya.

It is located on the north-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya massif. The town consists of two main parts: the central Meru and junction town which grew in the north, around the junction of B6 and the road to Maua.


The city is located at 0.047035 degrees north and 37.649803 degrees east, on the northeast slopes of Mount Kenya. The Kathita River passes through the town. Meru is situated about five miles north of the equator, at an altitude of approximately 5,000 feet, in an area of mixed forest and clearings, small towns, villages and rural farms. The city is predominantly populated by the Meru people, a Bantu ethnic group.

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From Nairobi, take a matatu or bus from Accra Road. The fare is typically around 650 ksh but may be higher during national holidays.

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  • Havana Guesthouse, on the right side of the road to Maua, about 200m from the junction. It is a new and very clean place, however the shops located in the patio might be a source of noise during the day. Single rooms for 700/400 KSh with and without bathroom (May 2012).


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