MT. MERU ITINERARY
Mount Meru 4 Days Climbing Itinerary is the best for acclimatization prior to Mt Kilimanjaro climbing.
The Mountain is the third highest peak in Tanzania and is one of the highest mountains in Africa at 4566m (14980ft)
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.
Arrive in Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). You will meet with a driver from Kuzoka African Safaris holding the sign with your names ready to take you to the lodge where the rest of the day is at leisure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Momella Gate ─ Miriakamba Hut
We drive from the hotel in Arusha to Momela Gate (1500m / 4921ft).
After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. 5-6 hours walking.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut (2500m / 8202ft).
Miriakamba Hut ─ Saddle Hut
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. 3-5 hours walking.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3820m /12533ft) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3500m / 11483ft).
Saddle Hut ─ Summit ─ Miriakamba Hut
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point 3800m(12467ft) We reach the summit 4566m (14980ft) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds.
Miriakamba Hut – Momella Gate – Arusha
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer from Kuzoka African Safaris will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha.
Miriakamba Hut Momella Gate: 2-3 hours walking.