Mount Meru

Mount Meru is located just north of Arusha in beautiful surroundings within the Arusha National Park.
The mountain rises 4,566 metres above sea level and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest mountain in Africa.
Mount Meru is a dormant volcano. It is believed that the mountain has been much higher, but that it lost a large part of its mass after an eruption several thousand years ago. Last eruption was in 1910.
Inside the park and on the lower and fertile slopes of Mount Meru, you are very likely to see wild animals such as buffalos, giraffes, monkeys, baboons and warthogs.
Meru offers amazing views, landscapes and wild life. Nevertheless, it often overshadowed by its big brother, Kilimanjaro.

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Many people climb Meru as a warm-up climb before climbing Kilimanjaro, because it is perfect for improving acclimatisation, and thereby increasing the changes for reaching the summit.
It is by no means a bad idea to climb Meru before to Kilimanjaro, however, the mountain is so much more than just a warm-up climb!
Mount Meru is a very beautiful and distinctive mountain, which offers a fantastic trek with hiking on the crater rim and the unique 360 degree view from the top, you simply do not want to miss out on.
Climbing Meru is quite hard and must be taken seriously. Good acclimatisation is important on this climb as well in the attempt to reach the summit (formerly called Socialist Peak)

All treks are private, thus you have your own local English-speaking guide, who will safely take you to the summit of Meru. We recruit the best and most experienced guides, all with up-to-date mountain safety training including first aid courses. In other words, we stay true to our primary concern being YOU – and making sure that you are safe, and get the unforgettable experience in Tanzania that we have as our declared goal.
Your team will also include a cook, who will prepare nice meals. Several porters will take care of bringing all equipment from camp to camp. All you have to carry is your daypack.
Mount Meru offers accommodation in small huts equipped with bunk beds.
After climbing Meru, it is perfect also to climb Kilimanjaro and end your vacation with a safari and sunny days on the sandy beaches of the Island of Zanzibar.

We suggest the following hotels

Single Room
Zebra Hotel USD 35 per night
ParkView Inn USD 71 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders USD 105 per night
Double Room
Zebra Hotel USD 40 per night
Parkiew Inn USD 81 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders USD 125 per night

Included in your Mount Meru trek

Transfers – to and from Kilimanjaro airport and to and from the mountain gates

Entrance fees to Arusha National Park

Mountain hut fees

3 meals a day on the mountain – as well as water, tea and coffee

Local English speaking guide

Porters to carry luggage and equipment

Salary for guides and porters

Rescue fee

NOT included

Flight ticket to Tanzania

Tips for guides and porters – estimate about $ 200 per person – depending on how many days and how many people in the group

Visa for Tanzania

Travel insurance

Meals not mentioned under “Included”

Everything else not described under “Included”

Mount Meru route