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Offbeat Meru Camp

Bisanadi National Reserve, Meru National Park, Kenya
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My wife and I stayed for three days and had a wonderful time. Our safari trips benefited enormously from Dominic's vast knowledge and enthusiasm, We saw reticulated giraffe, zebras and elephants as well as white rhino. Other animals (too many to enumerate) included dikdik, chameleons and the leopard tortoise. A major highlight was the diversity of birdlife; from small, colourful... More 

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Fergus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My Kenyan adventure began at Offbeat Meru, and I loved it so much I cancelled my final week in Zanzibar to return to this hidden gem of a fairyland. I caught the tail end of nesting season and the birds were incredible. The air was literally alive with the songs and cries of the 400+ different types of resident and... More 

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Flint Hills, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We spent four nights at the Offbeat Meru Camp. It is well situated in the Bisanadi National Reserve which is next to and basically part of the Meru National Park. You really cannot tell that you have left the reserve and entered the Park. The camp is by a river and shaded on a hillside forest. There are only 6... More 

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Absolutely incredible safari camp! Beautiful part of Kenya and a must see for anyone visiting the country. The wildlife viewing was spectacular, especially the rhino sanctuary! The camp staff were exceptionally great from Craig the manager who met me directly off the truck from our safari ride from the airstrip; the guides that worked so hard to locate everything on... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of the camp. I'm glad to know it was one of the best places and experiences you have had in your travels and I will be sure to let Craig and the team know that as well as pass on your lovely comments! Also good to know that you enjoyed the camp and found... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Another amazing stay at Offbeat Meru, great hosting from Geoff and the team at Offbeat Meru. Great guiding from Stanley even though the conditions were difficult due to the rains last month; even so Stanley managed to find some great sightings - elephants which I love to watch were encountered on every game drive. Had the park to myself was... More 

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

Thank you for your second review of the camp here on Trip Advisor (& Welcome back!) Glad to hear that you had a great time and that you enjoyed your drives with Stanley. The rains in that part of Kenya over the last 6 months have been incredible! The plethora of wild flowers has been quite remarkable and yet the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The offbeat Meru camp is located remotely within the Meru national Park. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from the next airport, the Meru airstrip. Already on the way from the airstrip to the camp, there is a long trail along the river with rich wildlife. The offbeat Meru camp itself is a beautiful, unfenced place, located near a... More 

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

Thank you for your review here on Trip Advisor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Offbeat Meru. As you mentioned the camp overlooks the river and there is always something wondering through the camp on it's way to drink. It's good to hear that you enjoyed the wide spectrum of wildlife - some of which you... More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We love Meru and looked for a Camp, a little more intimate and was not disappointed. If you are looking for a Camp with all facilities , probably not for you. Having said that, the Tents are comfortable and clean, with limited electric and " bucket showers " There is no Wi-Fi, good!. The food is basic but good quality,... More 

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

Thank you for your good review of the camp here on Trip advisor. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your three days at Offbeat Meru. Like you say the tents are all solar powered so you are unable to charge electrical appliances in the tents or use a hair dryer but there is a main charging station in the camp... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a once in a lifetime place. The lodging and food are beyond description. The wild game safari was exciting. Rode in the safari trucks who have very knowledgable guides George was ours. Your every need is met. Each bungalow is unique.

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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 and the rest of the team. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of the tents, the food and that the staff... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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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 food and the tents. And great that Stanley... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your lovely and very detailed 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... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Offbeat Meru Camp

Address: Bisanadi National Reserve, Meru National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Meru National Park
Price Range: $882 - $889 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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