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.


Get inEdit

There are minivans from

  • Nanyuki (1½ hours) Ksh280 for a 11 seat minivan.
  • Embu (2 hours).
  • Nairobi (5 hours) Ksh600 for a 11 seat minivan.
  • Isiolo (1½ hours).
  • Airkenya Express fly from Wilson Airport Nairobi to the small Meru airport.

Get aroundEdit

As this is a small town, you can walk to most places. Or if you prefer, there are motorbike taxis.




Banks & ATMsEdit

  • Equity Bank, Njuri Ncheke Street. 24-hour ATM. Mastercard/Visa card ATM. no fee for overseas cards..
  • Ecobank, Njuri Ncheke Street. 24 hour atm. Mastercard/Visa card ATM. no fee for overseas cards..

Malls & supermarketsEdit

  • Mathai Supermarket. 7AM-8:30PM.
  • Society stores, Embu-Meru Highway. 7AM-9PM. lower prices..
  • Tuskys Supermarket. 7:30AM-10PM.
  • Budget Supermarket, C91 Road. 8AM-7:30PM.




  • 1 Stemuki Guesthouse (Tom Mboya and Kirkukuri Road, opposite Absa bank). Big guest house with lots of floors. Bar + simple cafe onsite. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. Ksh 1000.
  • 2 Meru Paramount Hotel, Tom Mboya St, +254 20 2192937. Has food service and also some appealing views of surrounding countryside from higher floors. Ksh 4266.
  • Talya Suites kinoru Stadium Road. Twin room with own bathroom Ksh 1300.
  • Becca Hotel kirukuri Street. Phone 254-713-297223. Very Clean Single double rooms with own hot water bathroom. TV in all rooms. All you can eat breakfast. good Wifi in all rooms. from Ksh 1600.


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