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Mount Meru

Mount Meru

Mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest and most beautiful volcanoes.

Mount Meru is located in the center of Arusha National Park, a beautiful area with a wide range of habitats teeming with wildlife. On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals.

Fifty miles (80 km) west of Mount Kilimanjaro lies is an often overlooked, but spectacular volcano- Mount Meru. The crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent here, allowing for a quiet, peaceful trek. At 14,980 feet (4,565 m) high,
The route to the summit passes through parkland, mountain forest, a giant heather zone and moorland.

Below is a sample itinerary. All our Adventures can be customized to make your real life adventure dream come true!
4 Day Mt. Meru Climb

Day 1: Momella Gate to Mariakamba Hut (3500m)
Depart from Moshi to Momella Gate on the other side of the park. Walking through the park with armed ranger, game viewing en-route heading to Mariakamba Hut, about 3,500m above the sea level. Overnight at hut.

Day 2: Mariakamba Hut to Saddle then Little Meru (3820m)
Leaving Mariakamba Hut early in the morning (probably 7:30 am) winding up to Saddle Hut, approximately 3,500m; Have a break for lunch and gathering momentum, and then trek to the Little Meru 3,820 m summit. After drinks and photos starts the journey back to Saddle Hut for overnight at hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut to the Summit 4,566m to Marikamba Hut (3500m)
Early morning (probably 3:00am) climbing towards the summit of Meru Mountain 4,566m this is the place to take photos of Mount Kilimanjaro. Back to Saddle Hut for breakfast and lunch. After lunch descend to Marikamba hut for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Mariakamba Hut to Momella Gate
After stretching and relaxing your painful muscles overnight start descending after breakfast. We have two options on this day: (1) Take the long route and pass the waterfalls or (2) Take the short route and do a short game drive on your way out of the Arusha National Park. Transport back to your hotel in Moshi.

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