Mount Meru Trekking Packages
Kilipeak Adventure Mount Meru Trekking Packages
Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest mountain in Tanzania Mount Meru is an active volcano of 4566 meters about 70 kilometers west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is an excellent acclimatization trip to prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Some people say that Meru is actually more challenging, and for sure it is much quieter. Therefore, there is a lot more wildlife to be seen and the sense of remoteness and solitude is much stronger than on the more famous peak nearby.
An armed park ranger will join the team to guard against any animal threats as you start your approach through Arusha National Park via the Momella route. Keep your eyes open and you will be rewarded with sightings of baboons, giraffes, zebras, Colombus monkeys, and a variety of birds. From here you start your ascent through Meru’s diverse vegetation zones from the montane forest, moorland, semi-desert, and alpine desert until you reach its magnificent crater. Traversing around the crater rim to reach its summit, Socialist Peak at 4566m, after which you will have time to explore the ash cone that has formed in the crater during the 1910 eruption.
Mount Meru Key facts
1. Tanzania’s second tallest mountain at 4,566m
2. Abundant wildlife sightings on day 1 of the climb
3. Great acclimatization climb before tackling Mount Kilimanjaro
4. Ascent and descent via the Momela route
5. Dormitory style hut accommodation
See below our Mount Meru Trekking Packages.