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Mt Meru In Tanzania is the fifth highest mountain in the Africa and the second highest in Tanzania. It is 4566m, a massive volcanic blast blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the characteristic and distinctive appearance it has today. Climbing Mt Meru passes through many different vegetation zones.From dry forest of the lower region that gives way to a dense mountain rain forest, which then turns into a scrub land.
Towards the top of the mountain, the vegetation consists of heath and moorland and then finally replaced by the stunning baron alpine deserts. As the flora changes the wildlife does so too, which is diverse and equally impressive. The mountain is often used as a warm-up climb in preparation for the Kilimanjaro. However, the technical requirements are greater on Mount Meru than on the Kilimanjaro Routes.During the ascent, you will regularly come across large game such as elephants, buffalos you may also come across leopards. Because of this, it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour.
Picked up from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Arusha National Park at Momella gate for registration. After registration, begin trek to Mariakamba Hut through Buffalo farm, waterfalls with lunch boxes. Hike Distance 10 km, 4hrs, 1000m ascent, Alt: 2516. Dinner and overnight at Mariakamba Hut.
Morning after breakfast, trek from Mariakamba Hut to Saddle Hut with lunch boxes. In the evening, you make a short walk to little Meru, 3820m for the sunset. Hike Distance 4km, 3 to 4 hrs, 1050m ascent, Alt: 3566. Dinner and overnight stay at Saddle Hut.
Early hours of the morning at 2:00am, ascend to the socialist peak which is 4566m. After sunrise, begin descending to Momella gate via Saddle Hut and Mariamba. Hike Distance 14km, 6 to 8hrs. Pickup and drive back to Arusha dinner and overnight at budget hotel.
3Meals a day according to itinerary
2 litres of mineral water per person per day
All National Park fees and rescue fees
Professional English speaking mountain guide
English speaking park ranger guide
2 overnight stays at budget hotel in Arusha
Overnight stays (accommodation) as per program
Return transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport/ Nairobi
Meals not mentioned in the travel plan, Snacks.
Alcohol and soft drinks (sodas, Juices etc.)
Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
Trekking shoes and warm clothes, gloves, sun glass