Combining a Mount Meru trek with a wildlife safari in Tanzania is a great way to taste both worlds of Africa. You can opt for a day trip, a short adventure, or a long and well-deserved trip to the Northern Circuit of Tanzania, Western Tanzania, or even a safari to Southern Tanzania. The Momela Route, which is the only route to the summit of Mount Meru, may be climbed in four days or even three. The climb does not need any technical equipment, but you must be prepared for the altitude rise. The greatest thing you can do is take your time acclimatizing, which is something that many people do before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The best time to go on a safari, as well as a Mount Meru trek, should be from June to October and December to February.
Mount Meru Wildlife
The lanner falcon, Levaillant’s cuckoo, and crowned eagle are among the 400 distinct bird species found on Mount Meru. Giraffes, white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, elephants, baboons, and flamingos may be seen at the Momella lakes, which are located near the mountain. Since Mount Meru is located within the Arusha National Park, you have a higher chance of spotting wild animals than when you are trekking Mount Kilimanjaro. However, despite this advantage, Arusha national park does not have all the big 5 wild animals. This is why you should combine your Mount Meru trek with a safari experience to the famous national parks like Serengeti National Park, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Arusha City, the closest town near Mount Meru has a wide variety of accommodation options for safari goers and Mount Meru climbers with hotels and lodges for every budget, from luxury options to mid-range accommodation to budget hotels near Arusha.