Mt. Meru

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, at 4566metre (14,979feet).

It is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, its famous neighbour, and frequently overlooked by visitors. But Meru is a spectacular mountain; a trek involves beautiful hiking through the grassland and forest on the mountain's lower slopers, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating ridge-walk to the summit.

The following is a five day itinerary, however the actual number of days on the mountain is three.

Day 1

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to the base hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

Transfer from your hotel to the National Park Gate at Momella. From here you pass through lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki River to reach
Miriakamba Hut (8337ft./2541m).Camp overnight.

Day 3

The path continues to ascend steeply through pleasant forest glades and giant heather to reach Saddle Hute (11,713ft./3570m). From here it's possible to reach the summit of Little Meru (12450ft./3794m) and return to Saddle Hut. Camp overnight.

Day 4

An early start to reach Rhino Point, then on to the summit at 14,981ft./ 4566m. From here descend all the way down to Momella Gate to meet your vehicle and transfer back to the base hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to your next destination.