George Adamson, also known as Baba ya Simba (Father of Lions), was a senior game warden of the Northern Frontier District of Kenya in the late 1930s. He was also one of the founding fathers of wildlife conservation and an author. He and his wife, Joy, are best known for the best-selling book 'Born Free', which is based on the true story of Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lioness cub they had raised and later released into the wild.
Include a visit to Elsamere Conservation Centre in your safari; it is situated on the shore of Lake Naivasha. Elsamere, a known sanctuary for nature lovers, lies in an Acacia forest on the shores of the Lake Naivasha, in Kenya's Rift Valley.
Meru is the least visited of Kenya's larger national parks. This park was the setting for Joy Adamson's book "Born Free" and it remains nearly unspoiled even today. The scenery is varied, wild and beautiful, from woodlands to wide-open high grassy plains and has many rivers running through it.