Parks and reserves managed by KWS


Murera and Kinna Bandas

Location: Meru District, Eastern Province. 358 km north-east of Nairobi, and 35 km east of Meru.


  • Murera Bandas: Four simple two bedroom bandas located by the main Murera Gate. Each bedroom has one double and one single bed.
  • Kinna Bandas: Four simple bandas located 22km from Murera Gate and next to the Bwatherongi River. Three bandas have one bedroom with two single beds, the fourth has two bedrooms, each with a double bed.

Bathrooms: Murera: each bedroom has an ensuite shower room (hot water) and WC.
Kinna: each banda has a shower room (cold water) and WC.

Kitchen: None of the bandas has an indoor kitchen. All have an outdoor barbecue and washing-up area. No equipment is provided.

Provided: All the bandas are provided with: caretaker, kerosene lamps, blankets, pillows, bed linen and mosquito nets. Murera Bandas also have electricity and hot water.
Park highlights: Beautiful landscape, views of Mt. Kenya, former home of George and Joy Adamson and Elsa the lioness of ‘Born Free’ fame.14 permanent rivers and swamps.

Activities: Touring the park, picnics and wildlife watching.

Wildlife: Includes; lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo, zebra, black rhino, reticulated giraffe, hippo, lesser kudu, oryx, generuk, hartebeest and Grant’s gazelle.
Birds: More than 300 recorded species of birds.

How to get there: by road; Take the Nairobi- Nanyuki- Meru route (348 km) to Murera Gate. Note: there is no fuel in the Park. (last fuel station is at Maua). There is also the Ura Gate, which is approached via Embu.

  • By air: The Park has several airstrips.
  • Roads: 4WD is essential during the rainy seasons and recommended at other times to best tour the Park.

Open: Daily 6.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. including public holidays. Note: no entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.15 p.m.

SafariCard’ required? At present this Park does not operate the SafariCard system and entry is by cash only (Ksh or US$).


Murera and Kinna Bandas Photos

(click to zoom photos)
  • bedroom
  • kinna banda and an outdoor cooking area
  • seating area in banda 4
  • swiiming pool

Park Contacts
020-2109508, 0753-586195, 0735-952577
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 11,
Maua, Meru,


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