Mount Meru TreksWe get you to the top!
Mount Meru Treks
Mount Meru standing at 4,566m is an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. From Mount Meru you can have an amazing view on Mount Kilimanjaro. It last erupted in 1910 therefore it can be classified as an active volcano.
Day 1: Arusha/Mariakamba Hut
Mount Meru Park Gate – Mariakamba: 4-5 hours
Drive from Arusha to the Mount Meru park gate where you will be met by our game ranger and porters. Hike for the few hours to Mariakamba Hut at 8,500 ft. From here you may wish to take an evening walk on the slopes to view wildlife at one of the watering holes in the crater. Dinner and overnight rest at Mariakamba Hut.
Day 2: Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut
Mariakamba – Saddle Hut: 3-4 hours
After breakfast hike to up to 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. If time permits you can climb a little further on Mount Meru for a scenic view of the ‘Roof of Africa’, Mount Kilimanjaro. This will also be part of more acclimatization. Overnight at Saddle Hut.
Day 3: Saddle Hut – Summit – Mariakamba Hut
Saddle Hut – Summit: 4-6 hours
An early rise to hike all the way to the summit before the afternoon clouds cover the summit. From the summit, descend back to the 11,500 ft Saddle Hut in time for lunch. After lunch, hike down to Mariakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Mariakamba Hut – Arusha or Moshi
Breakfast at the camp and a leisurely morning. Descend to the park gate to connect with your waiting transfer vehicle back to your Arusha Hotel or Moshi, continue with other programs or depart.