Mount Meru is one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park. This prime location gives walkers the opportunity to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. During your Mt meru trekking, the summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater. Weather permitting, Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen in the West. There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between October and February. But also June to September, while it is colder.
If you have a plan of climbing mount Kilimanjaro, It is advised to choose Mt Meru trekking option as your warm up and preparation for the challenging and amazing experience of Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking. Starting with Mt meru Trekking will make your body getting ready and used to the whole tough jorney of approaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. However, Matter what is it hard to make it to the top of Kilimanjaro, you can also enjoy visiting the top Mount Meru while picturing the view of Mount Kilimanjaro from the East.
ON MOUNTAIN: The two established hut / camping sites are at Mirakamba Hut (2,514 m / 8,250 ft) and Saddle Hut (3,566 m / 11,700 ft).
OFF MOUNTAIN / LOGISTICS CENTERS: Before and after your visit, you can always stay in Arusha or Moshi, the closest towns.A