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Mount Meru climbing tour in Tanzania’s Arusha National Park, 4 days

Join a certified mountain guide for this spectacularly scenic and surely unforgettable 4-day ascent to the top of Mount Meru. Trek through the forests and up Meru's volcanic slope in Tanzania's Arusha National Park, enjoying spectacular views and getting to see rare wildlife along the way.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Tanzania's Arusha National Park.

  • Climb to the hgihest point of Mount Mera.

  • Get the chance to see rare and exotic wildlife not normally found anywhere else.

Description

Rising up to 4,556 meters in elevation and casting an imposing shadow over the rest of Arusha National Park, Mount Meru is one of Tanzania’s premier hiking destination.

Just 70 kilometres west of the iconic Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is the fifth highest peak in Africa and second tallest mountain in Kenya. It makes for an excellent acclimatization trek for those heading off to Kili and is a hidden gem in its own right.

After meeting up at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will head to the hotel in Moshi (not included in the trip price) to go over our itinerary the day before the trip begins.

At 8 am the following morning, we will drive up to the park. After registering, we will make our way out onto the trail and begin hiking from the Momella gate (1,500 meters) to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 meters).

Along the way, we will be accompanied by an armed guard, while we enjoy phenomenal views of Kilimanjaro and get the chance to see cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, among many other animals.

Arusha National Park is renowned for its abundant biodiversity, meaning we’ll have plenty of chances to see all sorts of rare and exotic species as we go.

On the second day, we will hike up a steep path to the saddle of Meru. From the top of the saddle, we will enjoy great views of Meru crater. We spend this night at the Saddle Hut (3,500 meters).

The following day, we will wake up just after midnight and ascend to Socialist Peak, as the highest peak of Mount Meru is known. The trail is quite steeps, with loose gravel and rocky ridges to traverse, but none of it is technically challenging.

After watching the sunrise from the summit, we will head down to Miriakamba Hut, where we will spend the night.

The following day, we will hike back out to the front of the park and leave back for

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 4-day hiking experience to the summit of Mount Meru!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro trek via the Machame route!

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Please contact us for a complete list of necessary items to bring on this trip.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Equipment you will need to bring

Goggles

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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My name is Manase Mwanga, I am the founder and Managing Director of Top Climbers Expedition, a small local company, offering a wide range of unique safaris, including Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, wildlife adventures, bike tours, beach holidays and cultural tourism. I am Tanzanian, born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. I have extensive experience and a great team of people and guides, that guarantees the highest quality service to our clients.

As a Director my focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. All our tours benefit native people i.e. hard-working local porters and guides by creating job opportunities in order to eradicate poverty. We utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, taking care of the benefits of it for present and future generations. We are not the agency that rents guides. WE are the guides and we always take care of your satisfaction.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1238 each

Group of 2

USD 980 each

Group of 3

USD 980 each

Group of 4

USD 980 each

Group of 5

USD 928 each

Group of 6

USD 928 each

Group of 7

USD 825 each

Group of 8

USD 825 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils

Price details

• Please note the price for participants fro groups of 8 to 10 is $800/person. For groups of 11 and above the price is $750/person.


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