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Day hike on Mount Meru in the Arusha National Park in Tanzania

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Come and join one of our experienced tour operators for an amazing day hike on Mount Meru in Tanzania.

1 Day

All year




* Hike to the second highest mountain in Tanzania.

* Explore the unique plant and animal life of Arusha National Park.

* Choose from an array of routes, depending upon your skill level.


Located in the heart of Arusha National Park, around 70 km from Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru offers an incredible opportunity to go on a day hike. Join us as we take you to the top of this high peak in Tanzania.

Standing at a staggering 4,565 meters, Meru is a colossal volcano which lies in the north of the city of Arusha. It is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania, after Kilimanjaro and the fifth highest mountain in Africa.

The trek is ideal for those looking for a challenging ascent with a less crowd. And, it can also serve us as a warm-up trek for Kilimajaro trek given its technical requirements and high altitude.

There are more than 10 different trekking routes to ascend this high peak around the lower forest and it can take anywhere between 3 to 8 hours to get to the top. Our day trip will take around 7 hours including ascent and descent and you will be covering around 18 km both ways.

We’ll begin our adventure by heading towards Arusha National Park. Here, you’ll find yourself at the foothills of the giant peak. From here begins our ascent. The trail provides a glimpse of local culture along with opening up a diverse ecosystem of the park. You’ll be amazed to see the greenery and the amazing animal life of the region on your way.

Finally, we’ll reach the summit in about 4 hours to see spectacular views of neighboring peaks. Thereafter, we’ll descend via the same route and get back to Arusha, ending this amazing hike.

So, what are you waiting for? Send a message now to hike to the second-highest mountain in Tanzania. It will be no less than an accomplishment. Also, check out this trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro via the Machame route here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Sarova Stanley Nairobi Kenya
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Nairobi Serena Hotel Nairobi Kenya
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Hotel Hilton Nairobi Nairobi Kenya
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About the guide

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Tour Operator

Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.


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What people are saying about Claudious



The Climbing Guides and service in both Kenya and Tanzania were super (5+ stars) Kenya Shem, Joxhu, Joseph & Agustin super and thanks. For Kilimanjaro, Deus and Goodlucky were fantastic. However Claudios needs to update the schedule (Lake Nakuru day 7 was canceled) and make available lunches (they were missing on 3 days to and from Nairobi) and make clear when travel will be alone. Finally the Nairobi service agent pushes additional add on Nairobi packages. These are of poor value and should be avoided. These additional package coverage was misleading and I should have avoided completely. This was a Nairobi issue only. Everyone else was above board and super to work with. in summary, the climbs are great and highly recommended. Note the published schedule is not exact and deal with the Nairobi service agent with caution. (Don't take the additional offerings.) Overall it was a very good experience where I met with many great people. Thanks to all.



Super fun!



I had a successful hiking trip with Shem as my chief guide! We were successful in summiting Mt Kenya and came back down via the Chogoria route well! The team worked really well together and communication was professional as well as clear/transparent. I appreciated that every single person in the crew were up to task, responsible, and respectful. Shem, my guide, was very friendly and accomodating to my questions, needs and requests. He was also very kind and encouraging, i.e. encouraging me to walk on my own pace and take breaks while going up and down the mountains and valleys. The team also consisted of a cook, Augustine, and two porters - Joshua and Julius. They all seem to be working as a team really well. Augustine would check on how I feel each day (e.g. stomach and gut health) and he is such a good cook! Joshua and Julius are both quiet, strong and helpful porters. Despite the heavy loads on their backs, they would always have no problem getting to every destination on time (waaaaay earlier than me!). I had a great and memorable time in Mt Kenya. We started off the trek on the last day of 2023 and it was so special welcoming the new year above the clouds! I highly recommend for adventurers out there who are looking for the perfect team to enjoy Mt Kenya with to reach out to these guys! Ask for Shem as the guide -- guarantee that he won't disappoint! 😊



Edmond and team from Claudious Tours Safari put in a lot of effort and dedication to make this expedited 5-day ascent of Mount Stanley a success! Amazing experience in breathtaking environment with fantastic views and wildlife sightings from rainforest up to alpine conditions.



My partner and I had a fantastic experience hiking the Chogoria to Sirimon Mt Kenya route. The full team (Shem the guide, the chef (Gustin) and the Porters (Joshua, Peter, Jackson and Gilbert) were excellent and thoroughly looked after us. We were never hungry and the food was excellent and kept our energy levels up. When we were a little poorly they looked after us. Shem the guide always made sure we were OK, and was great at excellent the plants and sharing information about the surroundings. Would highly recommend this team.

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