Mt. Meru    (4 Days)


$2,965 - $3,070

Operates from November 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019

One of East Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, Mt. Meru remains one of the least ascended high altitude peaks in East Africa. Yet it is both challenging and rewarding as a true climb, and takes less time and effort than scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s an excellent addition to the start of any safari itinerary or even as a pre-acclimatization hike for Kilimanjaro.

Our comprehensive climb services includes a guide and cook, with overnight accommodations at park climbing huts along the route. Additional porters can be hired at nominal cost to carry virtually everything for you.

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Day 1: MERU FOREST

You are transferred from any point in Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport and driven to the Momella gate (1,500m) where the trekking begins. Follow the track through the forest and wild fig tree arch to a small clearing where you may see buffalo grazing and then continue across the Jekukumia River to the Njeku viewpoint for lunch. The scenery gets spectacular at this point and you can see far onto the eastern plains. Return to the track and continue to Mirakamba Lodge for your evening meal and overnight stay.

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Day 2: MERU SADDLE

After breakfast walk through the glades and forest filled with black and white Colobus monkeys, to Mgongo wa Tembo (Elephant Ridge). You'll reach Saddlehut three to four hours later and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon continue to the summit of Little Meru for impressive views of the crater, the top of the ash cone and sheer cliffs of the crater's inner wall. The evening meal and overnight will be at Saddle Lodge.

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Day 3: MERU SUMMIT

Rise early and walk along the very narrow ridge to the summit (14,980') watching the sun rise dramatically from behind Kilimanjaro. The return via Rhino point provides spectacular views of the Rift Valley, the volcanoes of Kirumbeni and Lengai and the town of Arusha. The evening meal and overnight stay will be at Miriakamba Lodge.

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Day 4: ARUSHA

On your final day on the mountain, return to Momella Gate where a private vehicle will collect you and offer you a big game drive in Arusha National Park with a picnic lunch before dropping you at any point in Arusha town or Kilimanjaro airport.

Don't go home yet! The great safari savannas are just ahead! Check out our many East African safaris or call us for suggestions.

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