More About Mount Meru

Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometers (43 mi) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the south of the Arusha Region, Tanzania. At a height of 4,562.13 meters (14,968 ft), Mount Kilimanjaro is visible on a clear day and is the fifth highest peak of the highest mountain in Africa, by definition.

Visitors to Mount Meru are more likely to spot wildlife on the trail, especially on the first few days of the hike. Often the wanderers will accompany the trekking team on the first day of the journey to make it safely to the first campsite.

From there, the route wanders to the northern side of Meru’s molar crater, before reaching the actual summit itself. At the top, the views are outstanding, especially with Kilimanjaro gleaming tantalizingly in the distance.

Mount Meru Climb usually takes four days, but it is possible to complete the trek to the top in 3 days as even at this lower peak, acclimatization is key to success. All trekking groups take the same mountain route that starts from Porta Momella.

Hikers will stay in a series of huts on the way to the top, with basic but comfortable accommodations located in two different campsites, before going to the top, which is located in a place called Socialist Peak.

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.

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