4 Days Mount Meru Trekking - Moshi

Overview

Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania and dominates the Arusha national park with its huge cliffs. The mountain is often used as warm-up hiking in preparation for the Kilimanjaro. However, the technical requirements are greater on Mount Meru than on the Kilimanjaro Routes. On the four-day trekking tour, you are more than likely to see giraffes, buffalos, antelopes and baboons; therefore, a park ranger will accompany you for your safety.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Momella Gate (1500m) to Miriakamba (2500m)
Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park Tanzania
Miriakamba Hut
Visitors spend a first night at Miriakamba Accommodation center (2500m). From Momella Gate to Miriakamba There are two routes; Southern and Northern routes.
Southern route (road): takes 5 hours walk from Momella Gate to Miriakamba Accommodation center. Though this route, visitors have chances to see almost all mammals found in the forest including hornbill, Hartlaubs turaco and birds of pray. It is possible to see several species of butterflies such as Mocker Swallow tailed, Soldier commodores, Blue Swallow tailed, Golden winged forester, Emperor, Mother of pearl, etc.
Visitors will pass through the montane forest where different features such as the Fig Tree Arch, Maio Waterfall, and different kind of vegetation such as Wild mango, Africa olive, Strangler Fig and Wild elder could be seen. At about 2300m the higher montane forest begins. Common trees are Juniper and Podo. The common beautiful wild flowers are Empetient species, Red hot pocker, Orchids, Fire ball lily and Gladiolus.
Northern route: Takes between 3-4 hours from Momella Gate to Miriakamba Accommodation center. This is the shorter and steeper route. Along this route the views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Momella Lakes are spectacular. Common mammals along this route are Cape Buffalo, Maasai giraffe, Warthogs, Bush buck, etc. Present birds are Hartlaubs turaco, White Fronted Bee Eaters, Fiscal Shrike, Tropical Boubou, Stone chat, variable sun birds and Olive pigeon. Common beautiful wild flowers are Red hot pocker, Blue violet, Cynium, Tubalosum and Gladiolus.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Miriakamba Hut
Day 2: Miriakamba to Saddle Accommodation Centre (3,750m)
Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park Tanzania
Saddle
It takes 3-4 hours. Along this portion of the route visitors do enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Momella Lakes, Meru crater, Ash cone, Mt. Meru diff and the little Meru. Though the forest, common animals include Buffalo, Bushbuck, Elephant, Block and Black & White Colobus.
Attractive wild flowers such as Empetient species, Red hot pocker, Orchids, Fire ball lily, Gladiolus, Giant Lobelia, Everlasting flowers (Helcrysum, Senecio and Alchemilla). Common Shrubs are Erica arboreas, Stoebe Kilimandscharica, Leonits nepatifolia, mosses and Lichens. The trail takes the visitors through striking tree species such as Hygenium abyssinica, Nuxia congesta, Podocarpus, and Hypericum tevolutum. The ascend of Little Meru is possible even during the afternoon.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Saddle Hut
Day 3: Saddle Accommodation Centre to Summit
Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park Tanzania
Summit - Miriakamba
Takes 5-6 hours. This is the place where visitors enjoy the most views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, little Meru, Meru Crater Ash cone, Momella Lakes, Cliff face, Meru summit, Ngorongoro crater highlands, Arusha town, sunrise and sunset.
Klipspringers and mountain Redbucks are seen over rocks. Birds like White naked raven, Beareded vultures, Lammerger, Stone chat, Cliff chat, Alpine swift, can be seen in this higher elevations. While walking along the trail to saddle it is possible to step on wild flowers like Alchemilla, Helicysum, and Iris flowers. The start for the summit is made early in the morning. After reaching the summit at 4566m visitors do walk all the way back to Miriakamba Accommodation Centre.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Miriakamba
Day 4: Miriakamba to Momella Gate
Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park Tanzania
Momella Gate - Arusha
Visitors who went Through the shorter route while ascending, can descend via the longer route or vice versa. Hurrying-up while going down is not advisable. Please take your time to enjoy scenic beauty as well as occasional sightings of game.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Selig Hotel

Inclusions

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Meru
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1700
Per Person