Mount Meru, the fifth-highest peak in Africa measures 4556 m above sea level. As it comprises of National park and the mountain, it provides the best opportunities for wildlife spotting, Momela lake and Mt. Kilimanjaro If the sky is clear. Trekking to Mt. Meru is much preferred as the best activity for acclimatization for Mt.Kilimanjaro
Mount Meru (4566m) is one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, it is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro it is also the fifth-highest in Africa. The Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park, trekkers to this mountain will get the opportunity to see different wildlife. The ascent is quite steep in places and the route to the summit passes over a number of streams. As you ascend, similar to Kilimanjaro, you pass from the equator to what feels like the Arctic, moving through grasslands, tropical rainforest, alpine meadows, moorlands and desert uplands to snow and ice. Meru summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater. If the weather will be clear, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro. There are two routes all begin from the park gate. One route is long and the other is short. Unlike Kilimanjaro, every group must be accompanied by rangers because there are a lot of wild animals on the way.
One of the attractions you can see on the way before reaching the first camp is Fig Tree Arch, a parasitic wild fig that originally grew around two other trees, eventually strangling them. Now only the fig tree remains with its distinctive arch large enough to drive a car through.
The best time to climb Mount Meru is during one of the dry seasons which is June to October or December to February. Book with us