Mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest and most beautiful volcanoes. The route to the summit passes through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. Finally, the summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater and Kilimanjaro in the background. Over 400 species of birds, rhino, elephant, buffalo, baboon, warthog, black and white Colobus monkey and duiker are all found in this delightful “gem amongst parks”. The visit to the Ngurdoto crater and Momella lakes, with their superb scenery, flamingoes and other wildlife, is an unforgettable experience.
The group will be accompanied on Mount Meru by a Park Guide and porters. On the mountain we use dormitory style huts. A sleeping bag and mat are required for the huts.
3 Days 2 Nights
4 Days 3 Nights
Day 1:Drive to the park gate 1500m and walk through game-filled parkland and along the way for dinner and overnight. Along the way there are many fine views; including Kilimanjaro and waterfalls
Day2: The path passes through fine forests and heather to the Saddle Hut, at 3500m, 3 hours walking. An ascent of Little Meru 3820m is possible in the afternoon.
Day 3: A very early start takes us first to a superb viewpoint on the crater rim and then onto an airy ridge which leads up to the summit 4562m. Return to Miriakamba hut
Day 4: Decsend to the Momela Gates,then drive to Arusha/Moshi
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