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Mount Meru

MOUNT MERU

5 DAYS MOUNT MERU CLIMB (VIA ARUSHA NP) - TANZANIA

Mount Meru is the nature- lover's mountain paradise, situated just over the border of Kenya, and bounding with wildlife.  Your trek will promise you spectacular views, especially of neighbouring Mt. Kilimanjaro, and a close encounter with game animals, being one of the purest African habitats Tanzania has to offer.


Day 1- We can depart Nairobi this morning with the shuttle to Moshi, across the Tanzanian border.  You have a comfortable stay at your hotel in the town for the night.

Day 2- After breakfast at your hotel, we can leave Moshi (or Arusha) to drive to Arusha National Park.  At the gate we will meet our armed Park Ranger who will accompany us on our climb, which begins out in the grasslands of the lower slopes.  Here we will likely encounter giraffe, buffalo and warthogs.  Once the grasslands lead into lush forest, we can spot bush bucks, Red Duikers and many varieties of birds and monkeys, including the Skye's and Colubus species until we arrive up to the Miriakamba Huts at 2515m.  We can spend the night here, after our 3- 4 hour beautiful nature walk today.

Day 3- This morning we can head to our camp for the night which is at 3560m and is about a 3- 4 hour hike away.  Along the way, we can stop at the Elephant Ridge Viewpoint for a picnic lunch before arriving at Saddle Huts to set up camp.  This afternoon, we can trek to the summit of Little Meru Peak at 3810m, which promises magnificent views of sheer cliffs, crater walls and Mt. Meru's summit.  Beneath a setting sun, we will catch the magically changing colour hues on Mt. Kilimanjaro's glaciers behind us-- truly sensational!

Day 4- We have a very early morning rise at 2am today, if we wish to catch the spectacular sight of the rising sun behind Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Along the way, we will pass the Rhino point at 2870m before the narrow ridge of the crater summit.  This will take us 4- 5 hours and as long as it's a clear morning, we will see the active volcanoe of Mt. Oldoinyo Lengai to the West, and below us the grasslands of the Maasai Steppe and the town of Arusha.  After soaking in the many soaring views from Mt. Meru summit, we can begin our 2- 3 hour descent to Saddle Huts where we can stop for lunch, before continuing down for a further 2- 3 hours to arrive at Miriamkamba Huts for dinner and to spend the night.

Day 5- This morning we have a leisurely descent through lush forest before arriving at Momella park gate for a picnic lunch (and representation of certificates for your climb) before being transferred back to your Moshi hotel for a hot shower!  From here you may choose to go on a Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek, a safari in one of Tanzania's national parks, or of course transfer to Kenya where your options for adventure are endless!!

Please Note;  All our itineraries are suggested only, and can be altered to suit your starting and destination point, or any other changes.  If you do not need to transfer from Nairobi, than the first day of this trek will automatically be deducted.

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