Reviews of Offbeat Meru
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Indulgence camping at Offbeat Meru
A small and intimate camp sited by a stream in a reserve that in reality is an integral part of Meru - as evidenced by elephants in the camp at night, a giraffe in the day and a lion's roar at 4.00am.
The luxury and personal service are indulgent, especially given we're used to roughing it. It's a camp that might be best suited to people who have been on safari before, who can appreciate the atmosphere and individuality of the place.
Offbeat Meru was delightful
We had not been to Meru since the early 1990s when the ravages of poaching were still very evident. It remains a wonderfully scenic park and we were delighted to find that the game has substantially returned.
This park's strength is that it is still off most tourists' paths. All our game drives were good for mammals and even better if you enjoy your birds. Offbeat Meru has just the atmosphere we love on safari - enthusiastic hosts, nice size, good accommodation but not ridiculously luxurious, enjoyable conversation over the dining table, delicious food and great guiding (Dominic).
Offbeat Meru was superb. we visited in Ctober which was hot and quiet. The camp is really nice. We had one of the new tents which was wonderful and spacious. The birdlife around camp was varied and he pool was welcome. T
he staff and management were superb. Relaxed and friendly and extraordinarily well-organised. Guiding was fantastic. Dominic was great as long as you don't mind Arsenal fans. The park was good and was a great contrast to the Mara due to being so quiet.
I couldn't really recommend is place more as long as you don't mind the heat and the dust.
An oasis in the park
Tanyth and Sean were excellent hosts at this little oasis in the Meru National Park, which they ran with unobtrusive clock work precision to create a very relaxed camp with a lovely atmosphere.
Our guide Stanley was freindly, happy, knowledgeable and a good spotter
The pool was a delight.
Offbeat Meru Camp
A very welcoming and well organised Camp in a lovely setting, frequented by a range of the local wildlife (giraffe, bushbuck, kudu and even a leopard, with many different birds). The atmosphere was very relaxed, flexible and informal.
The success of the camp owes a lot to the hosts and managers, Sean and Tanyth, who created and maintained the atmosphere but they were supported by a superb staff who were always enthusiastic and friendly. While the camp lacked some of the facilities of top-market camps, this was more than compensated for by the enthusiasm and friendliness of all the staff. Our driver/guide, Stanley, was ideal. He was an excellent guide and spotter while being good company and anxious to seek out whatever we wanted to see.
We enjoyed our 5 nights there so much and would love to be able to go again.
Great Safari at Offbeat Meru
Camp Managers, Guides and Camp Staff were all excellent, everything was perfect. Excellent food and facilities.
Game drives were very informative and they were flexible to your needs, if you wanted to go out early or late it was not a problem. A dip in the pool was most welcome after a hot game drive.
safari at Offbeat Meru
The camp was in a really beautiful setting and has a wonderful tranquil atmosphere. Sean and Tanitha run a really good team who all take great pride in working together to make your stay memorable and really manage to create' a house party in the bush' atmosphere.
Nothing was too much trouble, the jugs of hot water delivered for washing in the mornings and the accompanying hot drinks ordered the night before were much appreciated touches.
Our guides Dominic and Bernard were really excellent and the quality of our guides was probably the most important single factor in making our safari such a success.