Mount Meru

The Hidden Gem of Tanzania

Tucked away in the embrace of Arusha National Park, Mount Meru emerges as one of the continent’s tallest and most beguiling volcanoes. While its sibling, Kilimanjaro, often seizes the limelight, Meru silently offers an ascent into the heavens that rivals, and at times surpasses, the majesty of its famed counterpart.

A Sanctuary of Wildlife and Wonder Within the bounds of Arusha National Park, Mount Meru stands as the sentinel guardian. This enclave, alive with a tapestry of ecosystems, captures the essence of Tanzanian wilderness. It’s here, amid dense forests, expansive savannahs, and gleaming lakes, that nature unveils its spectacles. Graceful giraffes, elusive antelopes, and a colorful avian parade are but a few of the many encounters that might serenade your journey.

The Serenity of Mount Meru Positioned a mere 50 miles (80 km) from the grandeur of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru remains a treasure often undiscovered. While Kilimanjaro’s trails may echo with the footsteps of many, Meru’s paths whisper the promise of tranquility. Rising to 14,980 feet (4,565 m), this ascent invites you into a sanctuary where nature’s grandeur mingles with moments of introspective solitude.

A Journey Through Varied Landscapes Mount Meru’s ascent is akin to flipping through the pages of a beautifully illustrated book. From its verdant base cradled in parkland to the enigmatic mountain forests, the towering regions of giant heather, and the barren yet enchanting moorland, each phase of the journey tells its own tale. It’s a narrative of ever-evolving terrains, culminating in the exhilaration of reaching the apex.

Your Mount Meru Quest with Green Africa Guide As you set your sights on Mount Meru’s heights, Green Africa Guide is honored to be your chosen guide. Together, we’ll traverse this Tanzanian jewel, where nature’s allure meets the profound serenity of a path less trodden. Come, embark on this odyssey with us, where every step is a stanza of a timeless poem. Mount Meru, in all its tranquil splendor, beckons.

Mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest and most beautiful volcanoes.

Mount Meru is located in the center of Arusha National Park, a beautiful area with a wide range of habitats teeming with wildlife. On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals.

Fifty miles (80 km) west of Mount Kilimanjaro lies is an often overlooked, but spectacular volcano- Mount Meru. The crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent here, allowing for a quiet, peaceful trek. At 14,980 feet (4,565 m) high,
The route to the summit passes through parkland, mountain forest, a giant heather zone and moorland

4 Days Mount Meru climb

Day 1: Momella Gate to Mariakamba Hut (3500m)
Depart from Moshi to Momella Gate on the other side of the park. Walking through the park with an armed ranger, game viewing en-route heading to Mariakamba Hut, about 3,500m above sea level. Overnight at hut.

Day 2: Mariakamba Hut to Saddle then Little Meru (3820m)
Leaving Mariakamba Hut early in the morning (probably 7:30 am) winding up to Saddle Hut, approximately 3,500m; Have a break for lunch and gathering momentum, and then trek to the Little Meru 3,820 m summit. After drinks and photos start the journey back to Saddle Hut for overnight at hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut to the Summit 4,566m to Mariakamba Hut (3500m)
Early morning (probably 3:00am) climbing towards the summit of Meru Mountain 4,566m this is the place to take photos of the beautiful view and of the view from Mount Kilimanjaro. Back to Saddle Hut for breakfast and lunch. After lunch descend to Marikamba hut for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Mariakamba Hut to Momella Gate
After stretching and relaxing your painful muscles overnight start descending after breakfast. We have two options on this day: (1) Take the long route and pass the waterfalls or (2) Take the short route and do a short game drive on your way out of the Arusha National Park. Transport back to your hotel in Moshi.

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