Bisanadi National Reserve acts as a wildlife dispersal area for Meru National Park
. It is a part of the Meru, Kora, Mwingi and Bisanadi conservation area, adjacent to northeast boundary of Meru, Isiolo district, covering an area of 606 square km. The vegetation is mainly thorn bushland and thicket with combretum prevailing in the north and commiphora in the south.
To the west the combretum merges into terminalia wooded grasslands. The red-flowered parasitic loranthus grows on the branches of acacia reficiens along the rivers. Dense riverine forests of doum palm hyphaene spp. and raffia palm raphia spp. occur along the water courses.
Some riverine swamps have sedges cyperus sp., and grasses echinochloa haplacelada and pennisetum mezianum. On the plains sehima nervosa, chloris roxburghiana and other species of pennisetum are the dominant grasses
Climatic conditions - The climate is hot and dry
Major Attraction - Wilderness habitat, game viewing, Adamson’s Falls, fishing and boating on River Tana and Rojewero River.
Wildlife - Many species of mammals including lion, elephant, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, hippos and over 400 species of birds.
Access - Roads: The reserve is readily accessible via Meru National Park, Murera Gate.
Accommodation - There is currently no accommodation in the reserve. Visitors can stay in the adjacent Meru National Park where there are various accommodation options.
Best time to visit - All year round
Game viewing, fishing in River Tana, bird watching.