Arusha – Momella gate – Mariakamba Hut
Mount Meru is located in Tanzania and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. It is a great mountain to climb and offers spectacular scenery, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Drive 1 Hr, Hike Distance 10 km, 4 – 5 hrs, 1000m ascent, Alt: 2516
Dinner and overnight Mariakamba Hut.
Mariakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
Hike Distance 4km, 2 – 3 hrs, 1050m ascent, Alt: 3566
Dinner and overnight Saddle Hut.
The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to it’s Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya counterparts.
Summit to Saddle Hut to Momella Gate and back to Arusha
Hike Distance 14km, 6 to 8hrs, 3050m descent, Alt: 1516
The Mt Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region changes to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into scrubland.The way back during the ascent, you might come across large game such as giraffes, buffaloes, baboons, colobus monkeys and antelopes.
Drive 1 hr back to Arusha. Hotel in town.
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