TANZANIA SAFARIS - MOUNT MERU CLIMBING SAFARIS
4 Days Mount Meru Climb
Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's
little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an
impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to
the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active
volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904.
The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek
companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain
therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.
Drive from Arusha to the Mt. 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, L,D
Day 2: Mariakamba Hut - Saddle Hut
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, B,L,D
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, B,L,D.
Day 4: Mariakamba Hut - Arusha
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