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Mount Meru 5 Day Trek

Climb to the top of Africa's fifth highest mountain with this Mount Meru 5 Day Trek. Discover the views from Arusha's most precious natural jewel - a unique experience!

Mount Meru 5 Day Trek

Day 1

We'll meet at the airport, where a guide will be waiting to take you to the hotel in Arusha. Once we're settled in, we'll meet the expert trekking guides to learn about the main safety guidelines during the ascent.  

Afterwards, we'll have dinner at the hotel and you'll be able to rest until the next day when our adventure in Mount Meru will begin.

Day 2

After having breakfast and preparing our trekking equipment, we'll set out for Momela Gate, the entrance to Mount Meru Natural Park. From this point on, a forest ranger who will escort us so that we can safely enjoy the presence of wild animals along the way.

As we continue along the ten kilometre (6 miles) route, we'll have the opportunity to see elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys and antelopes in their natural habitat - a surely unforgettable memory! After about six hours of trekking, we'll rest at the Miriakamba Hut camp, have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3

On the second day of the ascent, we'll face the steepest climb of the route and travel eight kilometres (5 miles) along the peak of Mount Meru.  Here, we'll enjoy privileged views of the mountain's crater. The day will be spent trekking in ashy surroundings, characteristic of this inactive volcano.

We'll then have a hot meal at the Saddle Hut. If you wish, we can take a short hike to the top of Little Meru peak to enjoy the views of the mountain at sunset. We'll have dinner at the camp and rest until the next day.

Day 4

On the third day of the route, we'll reach the summit of Mount Meru. To do so, we'll trek for more than five kilometres (3 miles). Once at the top, we'll delight in the views of Kilimanjaro, and have the opportunity to appreciate the crater as well as the inner cliffs from the heights.

Before starting the descent, we'll have a meal at the Saddle Hut camp and then cover the thirteen kilometres (8 miles) of descent through arid trails. We'll spend the night and have dinner at the Meriakamba Hut camp.

Day 5

On the last day of the route, we'll finish the descent by walking through the meadows and forests of the mountainside. Before reaching the Momella pass in the late morning, we'll enjoy the wildlife of this area of Tanzania during the ten kilometre (6 miles) route.

Back at Momella Gate, we'll head to Arusha hotel for dinner and rest after a great adventure through Mount Meru.

Accommodation

For the first and final night of the trek, we'll stay at the Outpost Lodge Arusha Hotel.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Per person
Tour in English
US$ 1,342

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 1,342

More Information

Duration

5 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

Airport transfer.

Camping equipment.

Entry to Meru reserve.

Accommodation.

Meals.

Not included

Visa tariffs at the airport (US$ 50)

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 15 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 1,342
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 5 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 90%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.