Mount MERU Climb,Climbing Mount Meru in Arusha National Park
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m.and
the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for
climbing Meru since
it involves a 3,500m altitude trek. There are two huts available to
climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to
climb Meru is between October and February. The mountain is usually
climbed from Olkokola on the western side of the crater and you need
a park ranger as an escort due to the threat of buffalo.
Distance Time (Approx.)
Park gate- Miriakamba: 4-5hrs : 4-5hours
Miriakamba-Saddle hut : 3-4hours
Saddle hut-Summit : 4-6hours
Summit-Gate : 5-7hours
Itinerary: 5 days/ 4 nights
Price from: $590 /person
DAY 1: Board shuttle bus
from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs.
s. Dinner and overnight at a hotel Arusha or (Pick
up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Arusha).
DAY 2: Breakfast, drive from your hotel to the park gate, game
drive en-route. Walk with a Park Ranger through a game filled parkland
up to Miriakamba hut, at 8,100ft. B.L.D.
DAY 3: Breakfast, Leave Miriakamba for Saddle hut, at 11,480ft
passing through the forest. B.L.D.
DAY 4: Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the
summit through the viewpoint of crater rim. Descend to the gate, and
the waiting car will take you back to your hotel in Arusha. B.L.
DAY 5: Proceed with Kilimanjaro Climb or Tanzania safari.