Mount Meru, the fifth-highest peak in Africa measures 4556 m above sea level. As it consists of a National park and the mountain, it provides the best opportunities for wildlife spotting, Momela lake, and Mount Kilimanjaro view If the sky is clear. If you want to climb both Meru and Kilimanjaro the best option is to start with Meru. This lovely mountain is a perfect acclimatization peak for Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru standing at 4566 meters is one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, it is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro it is also the fifth-highest peak in Africa. Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park, trekkers to this mountain will get the opportunity to see different animals in the park. The ascent is quite steep in places and the route to the summit passes over several 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 is clear, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro. There are two routes all beginning from the park gate. One route is long and the other is short. Unlike Kilimanjaro, every group must be accompanied by armed rangers to protect climbers from dangerous animals during the hike because the trail leading to the mountain cross inside Arusha National Park. One of the attractions you can see during your hike before reaching the first camp is a Fig Tree Arch, It is 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.
- Duration:6 days
- Price: From US $1,020 per person sharing
- Destination: Mount Meru
- Activities: Trekking