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Meru is in the Southern Rift Valley region of Kenya. It is located on the north-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya massif.

The town consists of two main parts: central Meru, and junction town, which grew in the north, around the junction of B6 and the road to Maua.

Understand

Get in

There are buses & minivans to/from

Get around

See

Do

Buy

  • Equity Bank. 24-hour ATM. Has a Mastercard/Visa card ATM.
  • Mathai Supermarket. 7AM-8:30PM.
  • Fusion Capitals Greenwood city mall. 7AM-9PM.
  • Tuskys Supermarket. 7:30AM-10PM.
  • Stanbic Bank., Kenyatta Highway. 24-hour ATM. Has a MasterCard/Visa ATM.
  • Eco Bank, Njuri Ncheke Street. 24-hour ATM. Has a MasterCard/Visa ATM.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Havana Guesthouse. On the right side of the road to Maua, about 200 m from the junction. It is a very clean place, however the shops in the patio might be a source of noise during the day. Double rooms for Ksh 2000 with bathroom.
  • Terahs Club, Embu-Siakago Rd. Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 8AM. Double room with own bathroom, TV, and breakfast. Ksh 1600.
  • Pig & Whistle, off Kenyatta Highway. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. From Ksh 1500.

Connect

Go next

  • Embu
  • Nanyuki


Greater Than a Tourist- Meru Kenya: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

Kiburi Brian

Are you excited about planning your next trip?Do you want to try something new?Would you like some guidance from a local?If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.Greater than a tourist Meru, Kenya by Kiburi Brian. offers the inside scoop on Meru . Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Lonely Planet Kenya (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet Kenya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze at a million wildebeest migrating across the rolling savannah of the Masai Mara; try to calm your breath as you get close to big cats and mighty elephants; take your pick from national parks for mountain hiking, wildlife spotting or snorkelling. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kenya and begin your journey now!

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Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, wildlife, landscapes, arts, daily life, food, tribes of Kenya, national parks and reserves Covers Nairobi, Southeastern Kenya, Mombasa & the South Coast, Lamu & the North Coast, Southern Rift Valley, Masai Mara & Western Kenya, Central Highlands & Laikipia, Northern Kenya, and more

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The Ascents of Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro & Rwenzori.: with Mount Meru, Aberdares, Mount Longonot & 12 day Safari!

Joseph Kanyai

The Ascents of Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro & Rwenzori.with Mount Meru, Aberdares, Mount Longonot & 12 day Safari!

City Maps Meru Kenya

James McFee

City Maps Meru Kenya is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Meru adventure :)

Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain (Trailblazer Guide): also includes Mount Meru & guides to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, Nairobi & Dar es Salaam

Henry Stedman

For more than 15 years our guidebook has been considered the Bible for climbing Kilimanjaro, used by rangers, guides and agencies as well as tens of thousands of regular trekkers.It's not difficult to see why, for our guidebook is the only one with:full descriptions and detailed maps of each of the trekking routes - including altitudes and GPS waypoint readings - by somebody who has climbed them all!Is the only book with an extensive and unbiased review of the trekking agencies, both in Tanzania (Arusha, Moshi and Marangu) and those tour operators in the UK/US/Europe/Australia/ New Zealand/South Africa.Is the only book with town and city guides to Arusha, Moshi and Marangu, the three towns and villages that will be your base before and after your climbHas the most comprehensive guide to preparing for your trek, from what to take, what to wear, how to book your trek and flights, and how much it's all going to cost; everything, in fact, to help you get ready for the biggest adventure of your life!Provides the most detailed background information on the mountain, including the history, geography, geology and topography of Kilimanjaro, as well as a study of the Chagga tribe that live at the foot of the mountain.Full run-down of Kilimanjaro's nature including a full-colour flora guide.A full description with maps of the Mount Meru trek.We also provide:A thorough health and fitness section to help you stay healthy in East Africa, increase your chances of making it to the top and ensure you make it back down again.In-depth study of altitude sickness, or AMS - the number one reason why people fail to make it to the summit - including causes and prevention;City guides to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the two cities that you are most likely to fly into, as well as an introduction to Kilimanjaro International Airport;A thorough practical information guide to travelling around Tanzania, including a look at visa requirements, currency, budgeting, transport, food etc);Advice on how to look after your porters and crew on the trek;A look at the culture of the local Chagga people who inhabit Kilimanjaro's lower slopes;Plenty of photos and illustrations from both contemporary and historical sources, including some wonderful pen-and-ink sketches by the first Europeans to see the mountain, way back in the nineteenth century.Over thirty maps covering every stage of climbing and descending from the mountain. Indeed, you'll find everything you need to help you get from the safety of your favourite armchair to the very summit of Africa's highest mountain. And no other guidebook can provide anything like that kind of comprehensive coverage. But don't take our word for it - check out our reviews on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (all of which, we can promise you, are genuine!)

Lonely Planet Kenya (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Kenya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Travel through ancient lands to witness some of the world's greatest wildlife spectaculars, climb a volcano or two, or sail in a magnificent dhow to seemingly unknown islands; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kenya and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Kenya Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - daily life, tribes, national parks and reserves, cuisine Over 50 maps Covers Nairobi, Southern Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Central Highlands, Mombasa, Lamu, coastal Kenya and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Kenya, our most comprehensive guide to Kenya, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, David Lukas and Kate Thomas.

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Lonely Planet Kenya (Country Travel Guide)

Matthew Firestone

Experience the best of Kenya with Lonely Planet. With our 7th edition you'll soar over the Masai Mara in a dawn balloon ride, track the Big Five on a wildlife safari, hike the heights of Mt Kenya, and sip a Tusker beer while sailing on a dhow at sunset.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Color wildlife chapter written by a natural-history expertInterviews with locals give you the inside scoopUnique Green Index with listings for an ecofriendly trip

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