Mount Meru is the second highest volcanic mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro, trekking tours on Meru and Kilimanjaro are the major Tourism business in Arusha City.
Location of Mount Meru
Mount Meru is situated in the Tourism capital of Arusha Tanzania – East Africa. It stands 70 km west of Mt. Kilimanjaro, as you approaching Arusha town this is the first thing that your eye can possibly sight.
At a height of 4,565 m (14,977 ft) above the see level in a very clear day this mountain is visible from Mt Kilimanjaro and it is the 9th or 10th highest Mountain in Africa. The cones and craters present today are probably reflecting to the last minor eruption in 1910 and other previous incidents of volcanic activities.
Two peaks are present at Mount Meru, Meru Summit which is the highest point, another peak is inside the crater formed recently after the volcanic activity. On clear days from mount Meru you can view the Great Rift Valley and the volcanic mountain of Kitumbeini and Gelai appears on western side, on east part his majesty Mount Kilimanjaro with Kibo and Shira Plateau are clearly visible.
How much Does it Cost to Climb Mt Meru? Prices for 2019/2020
Our package prices for Meru trekking is less when compared with big companies, you will be surprised when i tell you that the service is the same.
Mount Meru Trekking Packages when 2 Person Sharing
Prices Per Person for 4 Days is USD 850 Including VAT
Prices Per Person for 3 Days is USD 665 Including VAT
For solo hiker & more than 2 person please ask for discounted Prices
The only and useful official route to the peak of this Mountain is Momella route, and the Summit can be reached in 3 or 4 days. Any mountainous techniques and special equipment’s does not count for climbing this Meru. Physical fitness, good health and preparations for altitude gains can be enough for Meru climbers. Take your time for good acclimatization and enjoy the climbing.
Mount Meru trekking offers an outstanding views of Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as the views of crates and small cones Mt meru is part of Arusha National Park hence offering a variety of wildlife along the forested slope. Like buffaloes, monkeys, Baboons, birds and many more.
Mount Meru climb Pre – Kilimanjaro experience
At the low Montana is Savannah endowed with some animal species like buffaloes and giraffes. Parkland is reached at the lower slopes presented with grassland, rainforest, Spanish moss and red- hot pokers. The massive heather zones, known as moorlands are forested by huge lobelias.
At the alpine desert which is closer to the summit you can spot ceaseless flowers. As you way up to the summit you will experience a narrow path along the barren ridge all the way to the summit. An amazing view of the ash cones inside the crater can be seen as you spend sometimes at the summit.
Despite of Arusha National Park offering Meru Climbing but still you can explore the mountain and its surrounding by engaging yourself in different activities like walking safari, bird watching, canoeing at Momella Lakes as well as game viewing.
Meru Mountain is home to over 400 bird species but the most common once in this area is Levaillant’s cuckoo, lanner falcon as well as crowned eagle and the flamingos around the Momella lakes. Animals like black and white colobus monkey, buffaloes, giraffes, baboons and others can be seen.
Best Time to Climb Mount Meru
Mount Meru can be climbed throughout the year though the months of Mid-March to May is the rain season.
Meru Mountain offers huts accommodation at two points of Miriakamba and Saddle. Three campsite at present are available, rest house and few lodges run by Arusha National Park.
It is very possible to combine Mount Meru climbing with our Northern Tanzania safari package or Kilimanjaro Climb or Zanzibar beach holidays or Meru and two of the above.