Mount Meru is located within Arusha National Park. It is a non active volcanic mountain composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic materials and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania with less snow.
Most alpines climb this mountain for acclimatization purposes before their Kilimanjaro bid. It takes three days to climb Mount Meru, but one extra day for acclimatization is recommended before climbing.
During climbing Mount Meru, a group of armed rangers accompany climbers as they pass through the Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is one of the popular walking safaris parks in Tanzania. The beautiful flora and fauna can be viewed on the way top. Animals like buffalos, klipslingers antelopes, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, and waterbucks, hyenas, including black and white colobus, vervets and blue monkey.
☻☻Day 1: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut
Start walking through the forest toward the crater floor and then steeply up to Miriakamba Hut with a possible diversion into the Crater floor.
☻☻Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
Start by following the uphill slightly until out into a path which climbs steeply up through pleasant glades between trees.
☻☻Day 3: Summit
This is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating sections of trekking you reach the socialist point at 4565 m after 4-5 hours and an altitude gain of 1000 m in 5 km. The descent to saddle Hut will take approximately 2-3 hours.
☻☻Day 4: Saddle Hut to Momella Gate
Start walking by retracing a route to Miriakamba. The direct route goes through forest for some of the way, then through open grassland. You descend in 3-5 hours to Momella Gate.