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Mount Meru

Mount Meru stands tall at 4566m/14,980ft and is the fifth highest mountains on the Africa continent and the second highest in Tanzania. Mount Meru is located in Arusha national park in the west of Kilimanjaro and it offers one of the most breathtaking scenery and wildlife diversity compared to any mountain in Tanzania. Meru trek is indeed a challenging trek due to rocky ridges and its steep ascent to the peak.

However, it is one of the best ways to get an experience of high- altitude trekking and it also the best way to acclimatize for those who want to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru trek takes you through places from where you can get a glimpse of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Meru is surrounded the green vegetation in its lower part with wildlife experience and has an amazing landscapes and great view of Arusha city. For those who don’t have much time to climb Kilimanjaro should attempt mount Meru climbing.

The mountain is estimated to occurs 250,000 years ago after or during volcanic eruption. It offers rustic hut style accommodation as well as impressive views and diverse vegetation from dense mountain rainforest, healthy moorlands to alpine desert and you will have the opportunity to witness wildlife such as giraffe, buffalo, Elephants, antelopes, colobus money, Zebras, Wildebeest, warthogs, Giraffes, Baboon, Blue Monkeys and so many other animals.

The park is also home of birdlife such as flamingos in some lake in the parks and other approximately 300 hundred species of birds. In addition to your trekking team including your Guide, Chef and Porters you will be accompanied by an armed Park Ranger for wildlife protection.

Mount Meru can be trekked in 3 or 4 days and it is important to take into consideration your level of fitness and mountain climbing experience in high altitudes when deciding on your itinerary. Unless you are experienced in high altitude mountain treks, we recommend a 4-day trek as this allows more time for your body to acclimatize which will give you a greater chance of reaching the summit.