Mt Meru

Mount Meru Climb

Discover the beautiful scenery and incredible biodiversity of Africa’s fifth highest peak!

Towering up 4,563 meters (14,970 feet) in elevation, Mount Meru is the perfect challenge for any intermediate-level mountaineer. Boasting plenty of incredible landscapes as well as the chance to see some of Africa’s iconic wildlife, there is no good reason not to climb the volcanic peak!

The journey to the top of the peak tends to take three to four days and begins by driving into Arusha National Park via the Momela Gate. After arriving at the trailhead, an armed range accompanies climbers along the first portion of the journey, to protect them from predatory wildlife found in the park! After five to six hours, climbers arrive at Meriakamba Hut. The next day is spent ascending to Saddle Hut, usually with a brief diversion to the summit of Little Meru to see the sunset. The final day is summit day. After getting a pre-dawen start, climbers will trek past Rhino Point (3,800 meter/12,500 feet) and on to Cobra Point (4,350 meters/14,300 feet), where they will see the sunrise over the plains of East Africa. The rest of the day is spent hiking back down to the gate or Miriakamba hut

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