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Offbeat Meru Camp

Bisanadi National Reserve, Meru National Park, Kenya
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent two nights at Offbeat Meru and would thoroughly recommend this camp. My guide (Stanley) was a wealth of knowledge and the other staff were great in making my stay memorable. Food is excellent, the tents are well appointed. This is a different game experience to the Masai Mara where it is all laid out in front of you. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Offbeat Meru is a really gorgeous little camp tucked away in a shallow valley in the Bisanadi Reserve, which is basically an extension of Meru NP and adjoins the Park to the East. The fact that it is in Bisanadi is absolutely no detriment to the enjoyment of the safari In Meru. Certainly the wildlife does not recognise the distinction.... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The camp site is on a stream and it just adds additional charm to this exclusive tented paradise on the fringes of Meru National Park. The temperature in Meru in Winter is still quite warm (unlike Mara) and the swimming pool was a pleasant surprise for the kids and adults. This site has no running water in the tents (bath... 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, Dominic the rest of the Meru team. You're right Meru is a wonderful park and the temperature is lovely and warm even during... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I'm afraid I have to disagree with a recent review - my husband and I thought this camp was excellent. We really loved it. It was a brilliant start to our holiday in Kenya - and, again contrary to a previous reviewer, we really enjoyed the food and definitely far superior to 'school dinner' standard - we eat very well... 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 husband had such a lovely time at Offbeat Meru Camp. I will be sure to forward your comments on to Craig and the rest of the Meru team. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food at camp so much, the... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a lovely start to my Kenyan safari. The camp is really comfortable. I liked the idea of a phone in each room, for assistance, as I needed to be rescued from the elephants that came up from the river at tea time one day. The park is quiet, didn't see many other cars, so got to see lots of... 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, Dominic and the rest of the Meru team. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of the camp and great that Dominic... More 

Wales
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I loved this camp. Sure, it was not quite so recently updated as Offbeat Mara but this did not affect our enjoyment of the experience. The setting was wonderful. We will never forget being awoken in the middle of the night by feeding elephants outside the tent, they were still within a few feet of the tent... 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 great time at Offbeat Meru Camp. I will be sure to forward your comments on to Craig, Levi, Dominic, Pablo and the rest of the Meru team. Amazing that you got to experience the elephants so close to your tent during... More 

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This camp has loads of animals, leopard, ellies and lions among all the other flora and forna one would expect. All explained by Stanley our expert guide. We sat and watched a baboon that had caught a guinea fowl being pursued by other members of the troop - fascinating. The camp,in our opinion however, was in need of some improvement.... More 

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

Thank you for your review here on tripadvisor. I will pass on your kind comment on the ‘expert guide’ Stanley to him and great that you saw so much wildlife. I am sorry you did not find the food up to scratch. We pride ourselves on our food, and from other comments here on TripAdvisor, one can see that most... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Meru is a very different Park from the Masai Mara being quiet and beautiful, and I don't remember seeing any other vehicles during my stay. Much enjoyed my time at Offbeat Meru where I received a very warm welcome from Craig, the perfect host, his friendly, professional staff, and Frank the Reticulated Giraffe!! The food was excellent and well presented,... 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, Laura, Dominic and the rest of the Meru team. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food at camp so much, the camps... More 

cambridge
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a fantastic 3 nights at this camp thanks to Craig and his team, but most especially because of Stanley, our guide. We were the only guests in camp which made it a very special and individual experience. The camp was great with fantastic sightings of wildlife whilst sitting in the mess e.g. kudu, monkeys, bushbuck, giraffe, elephants, waterbuck,... 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 Meru team. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the many wild visitors to the camp; kudu, monkeys,... More 

London
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Meru was the first stop on my four camp safari in Kenya. The camp has a wonderful rustic feel from a bygone era. Craig and the team who run the camp are extremely friendly and cater for all your needs. I found them very friendly and approachable which is what you want when you are traveling on your own, the... 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 the rest of the Meru team. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food at camp so much and the camps atmosphere.... More 

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