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Bisanadi National Reserve, Meru National Park, Kenya
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Offbeat Meru Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Offbeat Meru was the perfect combination of bush and amenities for our group of 7 adults and 3 toddlers (July 2014). After a 6 hour drive from Nairobi we were super pleased with what we found at the end of our journey. The tents were great -- not over the top luxurious but had everything you could possibly need, were... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that your group had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to the Meru team. Great to hear that you saw everything (except a leopard) and enjoyed seeing the elephants and giraffes wandering through camp. And... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to experience luxury camping and listen to the wildlife as you are drifting off to sleep, Meru is ideal. I know the thought of getting up to go on a game drive at 6am when you're on holiday isn't everybody's cup of tea but you must do it, it is the best time of the day and... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to the Meru team. Great to hear that you enjoyed the early game drives and had an amazing sighting of three young lions surrounding a buffalo.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Offbeat Meru is amazing! It was my first stop in Kenya and I was on my own. I can't express how kind the staff, my guide Stanley, and the very charming manager, Craig Allen all were to me. I felt at home at once. The tents were clean and comfortable and the elephants wandering so close to my tent were... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Craig, Stanley and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of the tents and relaxing in the swimming pool.... More

Jersey Marine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Offbeat Meru for 3 nights in January. It was a truly amazing 3 days, without fault. Tanyth and Sean are delightful, knowledgeable hosts, and our guide Dominic, charming, helpful and also so knowledgeable. We lived in Kenya many years ago and have done many safaris, this one probably makes the top! Delightful accommodation which... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth, Dominic and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed the camps food and beautiful surroundings. Lovely to hear that... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We never return to the same place for a holiday as there are so many places to visit but we had such a brilliant time in 2013 we looked forward to returning. Stanley was our guide again and our wildlife experiences were even better this year. It was wonderful to spend time with Sean and Tanyth again, sharing stories over... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth, Stanley and the rest of the team. It's wonderful to hear that you have come back for the second time and enjoyed it... More

Longfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had three fantastic days in Meru -much quieter and more private game viewing than Offbeat Mara that we visited October 2011. Our guide was the wonderful Stanley and we encountered angry bull elephants, lots of other great game including black and white rhino at the rhino sanctuary. Each time we arrived back at camp the Flatts were there to... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth, Stanley and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed evenings drinks around the fire, delicious meals and Tanyth and... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was our first safari and our first time to Africa. Offbeat Meru was fantastic in all regards - food, service, game drives, organization, everything, and it is all held together by the fabulous Sean and Tanyth who have really put their stamp on the camp. They manage the camp with the perfect blend of professionalism and friendliness and we... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth, Stanley and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed the camps atmosphere, dining under the stars and drinks around... More

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Family of four, got what was expected and more! Enjoyed the real bush experience, sleeping and eating under canvas, but with enough luxury to enjoy it as a treat! Food was great, they catered for the kids separately. Enjoyed sitting around the bonfire for pre dinner drinks and tasty snacks, and also sharing of the dining table with other guests... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you and your family had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed the camps food and drinks around the fire... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was our 2nd safari holiday but our 1st to Meru. We came to the area because we wanted to see birds and reviews suggested that the area was almost devoid of game but full of bird life. Well it was half right. Loads of birds but hang on lots of game too. Amazing views of rhino in the sanctuary,... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Dear Wendy and Alison, Thank you so much for your great review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time! We are very glad that you chose to come to Meru and are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth, Dominic and... More

Gibraltar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A true once in a lifetime experience. Nestling deep in the woods by a small stream. Sian and Tanith are running a truly amazing camp, that will have all your senses awakened by the natural world within minutes of arrival. The staff on camp, and Safari guides Stanley and Dominic, could not have been more helpful or knowledgable. Meals taken... More

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Meru Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely time! I will be sure to forward your comments on to Sean, Tanyth, Stanley, Dominic and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed the camps atmosphere, dining under the stars and drinks around the fire. We... More

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Address: Bisanadi National Reserve, Meru National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Meru National Park

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Offbeat Meru Camp is a traditional safari tented camp, situated in Bisanadi National Reserve, less than one kilometer from Meru National Park. The camp has just six tents so is very private. We specialise in game driving with exceptional safari guides. The camp also has a stunning infinity pool. With no fences game is free to roam through the camp. ... more   less 
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