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Meru City is a jumping-off place for Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves and Lewa Downs, all some distance north of Meru, with Samburu and Buffalo Springs via Isiolo, and Meru National Park, to the northeast of Meru, via Maua in the Nyambene Hills. The Meru National Museum is housed in Meru’s first District Commissioner’s Office, that E. B. Horne built. It is at Rutundu log cabins 20 Kilometre west of Meru City that Prince William proposed to the Duchess of Cambridge. The Meru side of Mt. Kenya National Park has tourist attractions of worth which include Vivvien Falls, Semwe Salt lick, Ithanguni, Lake Alice, Lake Ellis and Sacred Lake.

Revision as of 14:31, 27 December 2012

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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  • 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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