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Climbing Adventures

Mt. Meru

Situated in Arusha National Park it is one of Africa's most beautiful volcanoes, and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,566m. It rises from the plains 70kms west of Mt Kilimanjaro. Its summit is rocky and barren and the trek to the summit is no easy feat.

The mountain has lost much of its height due to its explosive history. The volcanic cone is partially shattered, as its east face was blasted away, leaving Mt Meru shaped like a horseshoe opening east, with a new tiny cinder cone forming in the bottom of the crater, and huge cliffs extending up the crater walls almost to the summit.
Its steep lower slopes are highly fertile and it supports a forest that hosts diverse wildlife including buffalo, elephant and lions.

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4 Day Mt. Meru Climb

Day 1: Momella Gate to Mariakamba Hut (3500m)
Depart from Moshi to Momella Gate on the other side of the park. Walking through the park with armed ranger, game viewing en-route heading to Mariakamba Hut, about 3,500m above the sea level. Overnight at hut.

Day 2: Mariakamba Hut to Saddle then Little Meru (3820m)
Leaving Mariakamba Hut early in the morning (probably 7:30 am) winding up to Saddle Hut, approximately 3,500m; Have a break for lunch and gathering momentum, and then trek to the Little Meru 3,820 m summit. After drinks and photos starts the journey back to Saddle Hut for overnight at hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut to the Summit 4,566m to Marikamba Hut (3500m)
Early morning (probably 3:00am) climbing towards the summit of Meru Mountain 4,566m this is the place to take photos of Mount Kilimanjaro. Back to Saddle Hut for breakfast and lunch. After lunch descend to Marikamba hut for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Mariakamba Hut to Momella Gate
After stretching and relaxing your painful muscles overnight start descending after breakfast. We have two options on this day: (1) Take the long route and pass the waterfalls or (2) Take the short route and do a short game drive on your way out of the Arusha National Park. Transport back to your hotel in Moshi.