Mount Meru Trekking
Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania and dominates the Arusha National Park with its huge cliffs. The mountain is often used as warm-up hiking in preparation for the Kilimanjaro. However, the technical requirements are greater on Mount Meru than on the Kilimanjaro Routes. On the four-day trekking tour, you are more than likely to see giraffes, buffalos, antelopes and baboons; therefore, a park ranger will accompany you for your safety.
Where is Arusha National Park/Mt Meru and How big is it?
Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town.
How to get to Mount Meru in Arusha National Park
An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.
NOTE: Mountain Climbing Permits duration time is 12 HOURS.
What to do in Mt Meru
Forest walks, numerous picnic sites;
Three- or four-day Mt Meru climb – good acclimatization for Kilimanjaro.
When to Climb Mt Meru
To climb Mt Meru: June-February although it may rain in November.
Best views of Kilimanjaro: December-February.
Meru Mountain is home to over 400 bird species but the most common once in this area is Levaillant’s cuckoo, lanner falcon as well as crowned eagle and the flamingos around the Momella lakes. Animals like black and white colobus monkey, buffaloes, giraffes, baboons and others can be seen.
Meru Mountain offers huts accommodation at two points of Miriakamba and Saddle. Three campsite at present are available, rest house and few lodges run by Arusha National Park.
It is very possible to combine Mount Meru climbing with our Northern Tanzania safari package or Kilimanjaro Climb or Zanzibar beach holidays or Meru and two of the above.
Mount Meru Climbing Packages
4 Days Mount Meru Climb
Mount Meru is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climb; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. Our 4-days Mount Meru trek is best for trekkers in Groups who wish to trek this mountain as the one of highest peak in Tanzania. It can be arranged for family trip, friends or single travelers depend on how you wish the main accommodation in this case will be hut located in each step on the way to the summit. See the itinerary in details