Meru Mountain Itinerary

Overview

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, at 4566metre (14,979feet). It is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, its famous neighbour, and frequently overlooked by visitors. But Meru is a spectacular mountain; a trek involves beautiful hiking through the grassland and forest on the mountain’s lower slopers, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating ridge-walk to the summit.
The following is a five day itinerary, however the actual number of days on the mountain is three.

Mount Meru Trekking (3 Days 2 Nights)

  • Transfer from your hotel to the National Park Gate at Momella. From here you pass through lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki River to reach Miriakamba Hut (8337ft./2541m).Camp overnight.

Mount Meru Trekking (4 Days 3 Nights)

  • In the morning we are collected from your hotel and transfer to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.