2 people
Minimum Pax
14+
Age
4 Days
Duration
Arusha National Park
Location

Climb Mt. Meru in Arusha park

Prior to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru is the best for acclimatization. Standing at 4568 m above the sea level, it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the 3rd highest peak in Africa.

Upon Arrival, pick up at the Airport and be transferred to the booked hotel in Arusha/Moshi town for overnight bed and breakfast.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 6:30 AM for a prompt departure at 7:00 AM.
RETURN TIME As Planned
WEAR Hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs All park and entrance fees
Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari. Bottled water in safari vehicles
Current Government taxes and levies  24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha
NOT INCLUDED
Internal or International flights Transfers to and from the airport
Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage Item of personal Nature
Travel and health insurance Entry visa to Tanzania.

Additional Information

  • Price is per person if 2 people travel together. Price lowers if more people travel together.
  • This itinerary can be tailor made to mid luxury or luxury safaris

 

1

Meriakamba Hut

We drive from Arusha to Momela-Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.

2

Saddle Hut

The walk from Miriakamba-Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

3

Summit Day

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut.

Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

4

Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha/Moshi

We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with a possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

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