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

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

Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • 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.




About the guide

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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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