4 DAYS: CLIMBING MOUNT MERU

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$800 - $1100
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
4 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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You can be booked into a hotel in Arusha or Moshi in order to climb Mt Meru. You can also fly into Nairobi or Kilimanjaro and catch the shuttle bus/hire our excellent cars to either town. Mount Meru is easily accessible from Arusha


Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.

Day 0 Arrival and transfer to your hotel preferably Arusha town

Day 1: Arusha - Mariakamba hut After breakfast depart Arusha about 8:30am drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamaba hut. Dinner and overnight - Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs)

Day 2: Mariakamba - Saddle hut After breakfast. Proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½ ). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. ( 1 ) Dinner and overnight - Saddle hut.

Day 3: Saddle hut- Summit - Saddle hut Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. The day will be spent resting. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Saddle hut.

Day 4: Saddle Hut - Arusha Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred to Arusha/Moshi.

The price is inclusive of:- 2 transfers from Arusha to Mount Meru park gate -return /3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian days Mount Meru trek /3 nights’ accommodation in huts while trekking Mount Meru /First and Last night accommodation at hotel Arusha -Bed and Breakfast. -All park entrance fees and government /levies English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides /Porters- a maximum of 2 per client

The Price does not include: Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers, tents

Note: All the above items can be hired at a reasonable price

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  • Camp Site
  • Outpost Lodge

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