MT. MERU

 
Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano located 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the nation of Tanzania. At a height of 4,565 metres (14,977 ft), it is visible from Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day and is the ninth or tenth highest mountain in Africa. Much of its bulk was lost about 8,000 years ago due to an eastward volcanic blast, similar to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the U.S. state of Washington. Mount Meru most recently had a minor eruption in 1910. The several small cones and craters seen in the vicinity probably reflect numerous episodes of volcanic activity.
As the way passes through Arusha National Park which has rich variety of wildlife, visitors should expect to see common animals on their way to the mountain include giraffe, buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingos and more. African elephants and leopards are present, but rarely seen. There are no lions in the park. Birdlife in the forest is prolific, with many forest species more easily seen here than elsewhere on the tourist route
- Narina Trogon and Bar-tailed Trogon are both possible highlights for visiting birders, whilst the range of starling species provide somewhat less gaudy interes.
 

3 DAYS MERU.

Day 1
Arusha-Gate-Miriakamba
 
A morning transfer to Arusha National Park from your hotels. At the Momella gate we finish registration paper work before setting off with a guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests!
The forest is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in the clearings. We reach a viewpoint in the late afternoon  before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner and overnight in hut.
 
Day 2
Miriakamba-Saddle Hut.
 
We set off from forest zone Miriakamba with  few hours walk to Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 3
Saddle Hut-Mt Meru Summit,4565 m.( 4 – 5 hours.)
 
A rewarding dawn comes in the  early rise of the sun in the East, Kilimanjaro appears clearly from here and a  dramatically 1000 feet or more of the sheer cliffs of the crater falls.
 
- Saddle-Miriakamba (2-3 hours.)
- Miriakamba-Momella Gate.(2-3 hours.)
 
A rewarding dawn comes in the  early rise of the sun in the East, Kilimanjaro appears clearly from here and a  dramatically 1000 feet or more of the sheer cliffs of the crater falls.
 
- drive to the hotel(2 hour)
 
We return back after some lunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner and overnight Miriakamba hut.
 
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NB
-Discounts applicable for climbers not requiring our airport transfers and also not requiring Arusha accommodation before and after the climb.
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