Tour

Mount Meru is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.

The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area.

Our trips are for active, flexible-minded people who enjoy the unusual and the adventurous.

For trips that have an emphasis on mountain climbing and wildlife safari, you need to remember that even the easiest trekking or walking safari involves some exertion, so you should be reasonably fit and sure that you will enjoy the activity.

Tour Program

Highlight

Day 1: Arusha –  Miriakamba Huts

Elevation(m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)

Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )

Distance: 10 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut

Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m

Elevation(ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft

Distance: 8 km

Hiking Time: 3-5 hours

Day 3: Summit – Arusha Town

Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m

Elevation(ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft

Distance: 5 km up 13 km down

Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours

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Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha (1400m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Duration: 5-7 hours of hiking

After an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent in Arusha National Park. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially elephants near the trail. Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger. As you continue hiking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Upon arriving to Miriakamba Hut (2500m), Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.


Day 2Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)

Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking

After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive a simple rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 1900!


Day 3Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Arusha (1400m)

Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking

Your guide will wake you at 00:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30am. The trail starts off on a steep grade to Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). The last hour of the hike you will scramble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Momella Gate and return to Arusha.

Inclusive

Camping safari according to the itinerary

Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Professional, English-speaking guide

Professional, English-speaking safari cook

Overnight stays in safari tents

Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)

Meals according to the itinerary

Mineral water

All mentioned activities

All national park fees

Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Exclusive

Sleeping bag

Flight

Optional activities

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Visa fees

Tips

Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Travel insurance

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