Meru Things to Do
Meru Museum is a nice, quaint museum. Has some interesting animals. Also has a mock up village in the back of the compound. No trip to Meru would be complete without it. Of course, there aren't many reasons to come to Meru...Related to:
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Angie's Cafe: Mouth-watering Kenyan chow!
Angie's Cafe is located within the hustle and bustle of Meru Town, where all the offices and shops. They serve delicious local food such as chapatti, kienyeji or mokimo, which is usually mashed potatoes with beans/peas, carrots, tomatoes, onions. Other items: briyani(yellowish indian rice cooked with various spices) with Chicken, ugali(white steamed cake made with maize flour)... The local food appears to have quite a lot of Indian influence...
Its a simple cafe, nothing fancy, main patrons are the office workers.
Great value for money, one serving of Chicken and Masala with choice of chapatti/chips costs around US$ 2.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Masala- 2-3 pieces of chicken in a delicious spicy soup. Comes as a set with chips/chappati. If you decide to order chapatti, dip it in the soup, um mmmm!
Briyani rice, order without the chicken as this tends to be tough. The rice itself is very tasty. The soups and other saucesRelated to:
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- Road Trip
3 Steers: The only choice
This is quite the venue as it is a nightclub, pub, restaraunt, and hotel. The nightclub is one of the biggest, and definitely the nicest in Meru. The food is pretty good although other places are probably a better value. The rooms are very nice, although loud as they surround the nightclub and it will go on till early in the morning.
Dress Code: Typical Kenyan wear. Trousers and shirt.
Travelling by Matatu?
Matatus(mini-bus) are the most popular form of public transport in Kenya. These are white vans with painted yellow strip across hte sides. They operate on set routes, and collect as many passengers as possible from the outset and along the way. Passengers board and alight whenever and wherever they choose.
Matatus are cheap and widely available on almost any route in Kenya. It may cost about 100ksh for a 1hr ride. But the popularity and low pricing leads to matatus often packed literally to bursting point, with even passengers riding on the outside of the vehicle.
Matatus usually try to cover as much ground as possible, so be careful as they usually drive at high speeds.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
Meru Off The Beaten Path
Explore the Miraa Market
Towards the East of town is the bus/matatu station. Quite large and has the usual hussle and bussle of town. Between the station and town is a small pathway which has the Miraa market. It's neat and worth a gander if you have nothing better to do (it will take only a few moments). Don't expect the world, but if your in Meru then what else do you have to do??Related to: