3 Days/ 2 Nights

Tour Type

Mount Meru


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Tour Overview

3-days 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

A beautiful mountain to hike, as part of a trilogy of East Africa’s highest peaks. Also superb pre safari for hikers or the adventurous. 

A 3-days Mount Meru hike to the summit of Mt Meru through verdant afromontane forest into high altitude alpine desert with stunning views of a dormant volcano. 

Signs and possible sightings of wildlife on foot, Afromontane forest, less busy than Kilimanjaro, excellent bird life and game drives in Arusha National Park. One of the most underrated hikes in East Africa. Book your 3-days Mount Meru with us

  • Transfers to/ from the gate,
  • Park fees
  • Hut/camping fees
  • Rescue
  • 2 Nights accommodation in arusha / moshi fees,
  • Meals
  • Tea,
  • Coffee,
  • Guide,
  • Porters
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurance
  • Climbing gears
  • Sleeping bags
  • All items of personal use.

Day by Day

Day 1:

Arrive day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), we’ll arrange a private transfer to take you to Arusha. The remainder of the day will be yours to relax and explore at your leisure. Take this opportunity to acclimate to your surroundings and perhaps indulge in some local cuisine or immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Arusha.

Later in the day, we’ll gather at the hotel where you’ll spend the night. During this time, we’ll conduct a pre-climb briefing to ensure you’re fully prepared for the adventure ahead. An equipment check will also be carried out to confirm you have all the necessary gear. Additionally, we’ll review your mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance to guarantee your safety and peace of mind throughout the journey.

Day 2:

Meriakamba Hut (Full board)

We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
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
Habitat: Montane Forest. 

Day 3:

Saddle Hut (Full board)

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.

After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at 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
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

Tips On What To Bring

Walking Boots, Training shoes, Water proof Jacket, Pants, Shirts, Trousers, Skirts, Socks, Gloves, Sun Hat, Balaclava / Woolen Hat, Gaiters, Thermal Underwear, Towel, Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Sun Glasses, Snow Goggles, Water Bottle, Walking Pole, Crampons, Torch / Flash light, Sun Cream/Sun block, lip salve, Whistle, Penknife, Day pack, Camera, Films, Emergency Foil Blanket, Four season Sleeping Bag, Heavy Duty plastic Bags, water Purification Kit and First Aid Kit.

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