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Hiking 4-Day Mount Meru Climbing

The Mount Meru climb is recommended by us as a 4 day tour prices, reviews, cost, packages. For experienced and very fit mountain hikers with high altitude experience, the tour is also suitable in 3 days. The third day of the shortened tour walks after the summit directly to the Momella Gate. Overnight stays are in simple wooden huts.

Embark on a captivating 4-day Mount Meru trekking adventure, unveiling the scenic wonders of Tanzania’s lesser-explored gem. Day 1 commences at Momella Gate, traversing lush rainforests teeming with biodiversity.

On Day 2, ascend through heather and moorland, reaching Mirikamba Hut at 2,514 meters. The journey progresses to Saddle Hut, a semi-desert zone with panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The summit bid on Day 4 leads to Socialist Peak (4,562 meters), revealing breathtaking landscapes. Throughout the trek, relish the diverse ecosystems, encounter wildlife, and savor the thrill of conquering Meru’s challenging yet rewarding terrain.

With seasoned guides and comfortable mountain huts, this 4-day trek promises an unforgettable experience, blending adventure and natural splendor.

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Mount Meru is a spectacular volcano located in the center of Arusha National Park. At 4,566 m (14,980 feet), Meru is a great option to acclimatize before facing Mt. Kilimanjaro or can be done as a complete standalone hike in it of itself. Mt. Meru combines the beauty of Arusha National Park with the challenge of hiking one of the tallest mountain in Africa. It offers a solitary, peaceful trek. Wooden huts serve as simple accommodations. On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals.

An armed ranger will accompany your party on the first stage to protect against any wildlife threats. The trail follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline. Once at the summit, the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater are unforgettable.

Day 1: Mt.Meru/ Mariakamba Hut

In the morning we are collected from your hotel and transfer to Arusha National Park where you will start your Mount Meru Trekking. At the Momella Gate, we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon, we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.

Day 2: Mt Meru /Saddle Hut

We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner and Overnight Saddle Hut.

Day 3: Mt.Meru/ Mariakamba Hut

We rise early and our hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Mt.Meru/ Mariakamba Hut

The final section takes up to 3 hours to return to our vehicles where we say farewell to our crew and have time for a short picnic lunch and game drive before returning to Arusha for Overnight At the last day of your tour we will drive you back to the hotel for your overnight or airport. TripAdvisor Reviews. 

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