This wonderfully tranquil and extremely scenic mountain offers adventurers a rich and varied wilderness experience with incredible sightings of wildlife including buffalo grazing, black and white colobus monkey, baboon, warthog, elephant and giraffe. Read the full itinerary here or add this item to your cart to book.
Mt Meru (known by the Maasai as “Oldo inyo Orok” – The Black Mountain) is an active stratovolcano nestled in the expansive Arusha National Park, 45 km from Arusha town and 80 kilometres west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
At a height of 4565 metres (14977 ft) Mt. Meru is Tanzania’s second highest peak and the fifth highest on the African continent. Towering over the bustling town of Arusha, it comprises forest, heather, moorland and alpine desert zones and is considered to be one of Tanzania’s true gems.
The Eastern crater wall of Mount Meru was ruptured by a series of violent explosions a quarter of a million years ago. It is likely that these explosions were caused by the vent becoming blocked or by water from the crater lake seeping into it. This caused the whole eastern wall of the crater to be blown away sending a mass of water, mud, rocks and lava cascading down the eastern side of the mountain across the Sanya Plains almost as far as Moshi and covering parts of the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro.
Mt Meru Route
Day 1: Arusha to Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut
Trekkers arrange their own accommodation and we meet in Arusha after breakfast.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
The track from Miriakampa Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a steep sustained trek that tests your legs.
Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit to Miriakamba Hut
At around 3am we rise, put on all our warm clothes and enjoy a hot cup of tea or chocolate before setting out on the trail.
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate – Arusha
After a leisurely morning we complete our 2-3 hour descent taking the direct route through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife.
Included in tour
Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha shuttle bus terminus and to/from park entrance/exit gates for your selected route
All accommodation in Tanzania (double occupancy 3* Hotel) including breakfast (1 night before and one night after your climb-two nights total)
Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping, and rescue fees
Services of trip leader, climbing guides, and mountain crew
All dining and camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag unless rented)
All meals on the mountain
Filtered water (we use the Katadyn KFT Expedition filtration system) during the climb; tea, coffee, cocoa, milk and juices as required.
Portable private toilet with biodegradable waste system at all camps . Clean Mountain Can used to remove all waste from high camps for correct disposal.
Pressure Altitude Chamber (portable hyperbaric chamber) and oxygen on all climbs (for use in the event of an emergency)
Petzl Elios helmets ‐ required on the Western Breach ascent
First aid kit
Medsled Rescue stretcher
Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park for successful trekkers
Excluded in tour
Costs of visas
International airfare, excess baggage charges, airport departure taxes
Travel insurance, medical insurance
Personal expenses such as beverages (other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary), room service, souvenirs, laundry, communication charges, medical or extra evacuation fees, staff gratuities and any meals not listed in the itinerary.
Additional transportation, accommodation, and meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness, health, medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes.
2+ trekkers +USD $0, Single supplement +US$300.00