This 3-Day Mount Meru Climb & Hike can be used for acclimatization before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro; Standing at a towering 4,568m, Mount Meru is the fifth-highest point in Africa and the second tallest mountain in the whole of Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mount Meru is located right within Arusha National Park just near Arusha town giving tourists trekking this Mountain the ultimate chance to marvel at the attractions and wildlife located within Arusha National Park.
After arrival at the Kilimanjaro International or similar Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel or lodge in Moshi or Arusha for overnight bed and breakfast.
Climbing Mount Meru
- Watch African wildlife while trekking from the surrounding Arusha National Park
- Trek through African montane forest
- Enjoy lesser traffic of climbers and crowds than Kilimanjaro
- Superb birdlife and game drives within Arusha National Park
The peak can be ascended in 3 or 4 days on the Momela Route
It would take you between 3 to 4 days to climb Mount Meru and back and you will not require special skills or equipment. You will need to be in great shape however and ready for high altitudes. With proper acclimatization and mental preparedness, you are good to go and climb Mount Meru.
From the peak of Mount Meru, you can catch a great glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro. Since Mount Meru is located within Arusha National Park, this means you have a greater chance of spotting wild animals surrounding the mountain, within the park and on the forested base of the mountain. Mount Meru also offers stunning views of craters and volcanic cones within the mountain itself.
You can view Mount Kilimanjaro peaks from Mount Meru and it is even more beautiful from Meru’s summit at sunrise
The climb to Mount Meru is a rewarding experience
At the densely forested slopes of Mount Meru, you can spot wildlife like giraffes, buffaloes, zebras and other animals easier since the mountain stands within the Arusha National Park. There is the presence of giant lobelias high up the mountain on the heath and moorland zone and everlasting flowers close to the summit of Mount Meru. Apart from trekking, other activities like canoeing in the Momella Lake, bird watching, game watching and walking safaris can be done on and around Mount Meru