4 Day Mount Meru Climbing, Arusha National Park

Mount Meru, situated east of the Great Rift Valley and about 40 km southwest of Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania’s Arusha National Park, is considered an active volcano and is the country’s second highest mountain.  Arusha National park is beautiful park with many big and small wild animals, birds and plants.

It is fourth highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro,Kenya, and Ruwenzori, and second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro,Mount Meru is 4566m high.

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Mount Meru is a wonderful mountain with amazing scenery and wildlife; it’s location in East Africa means that most tourists will visit Mount Meru as a secondary trip in conjunction with their primary destination, usually Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, or Northern circuit safari parks. Reasons to do this summit includes.

Acclimatization before Kilimanjaro climbing, attractive views into the summit crater and ash cone,  hiking along the crest of the crater rim,  nice, but distant, views of Kilimanjaro from the summit,  the ability to see a lot of wildlife on the lower slopes in the form of a walking safari, the chance to escape the tourist crowds.

On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals. An armed ranger will accompany your party on the first stage to protect against any wildlife threats. The trail follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline. Once at the summit, the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater are very fascinating.

Detailed 4 days Mount Meru climbing trip

DAY 1:- MT MERU / MIRIAKAMBA:

In the morning we are collected from your hotel and transfer to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.

Overnight Miriakamba hut (full board).

DAY 2:- MT MERU / SADDLE HUT:

We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner.

Overnight Saddle Hut (full board).

DAY 3: -MT MERU / MIRIAKAMBA

We rise early and our hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner.

Overnight Miriakamba hut (full board).

DAY 4: MT MERU / MIRIAKAMBA

The final section takes up to 3 hours to return to our vehicles where we say farewell to our crew and have time for a short picnic lunch and game drive before returning to Arusha for a well deserved shower!

Overnight The Arusha Hotel (half board)

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