The Mount Meru

Overlooking Arusha, Mount Meru with its 4565 meters is the second peak in the country and fourth in Africa. The volcano last erupted in 1910 and is located 70 km from Kilimanjaro and is included in the Arusha National Park. With an adequate time you can admire the sun rise on Kilimanjaro.

Mount Meru is accessible to all good walkers, in three or four days, but you still can have some problems with altitude sickness.


Departure from Arusha and transfer to Momella Gate early in the morning. 3 to 4 hours climb to Miriakamba Hut (2500m) 500m gradient. Night at Miriakamba Hut.

DAY 2 : Mount MERU

Through a tropical forest, we walk to Saddle Hut (3750m). From here it is possible to get to the Little Mount Meru and back. Gradient of 1200m going up and 6 hours walk. Add 2 hours walk and 300m gradient for the Little Meru Peak. Night at Saddle Hut

DAY 3 : Mount MERU

Departure during the night for the final climb. Reach the summit (4566m) through a path that follows the crater curve. Enjoy a view on the whole Masai Land and the Kilimanjaro. Walk down through Miriakamba Hut until Momella Gate. Welcome and Transfer by car back to Arusha. 10 hhours walk, 1000m gradient going up, and 2500m going down.

Possible option : You may spend an extra night at Miriakamba Hut for an additional 75USD per person.

Le mont Meru surplombe la ville d’Arusha avec ses 4 565 mètres. Deuxième sommet du pays et quatrième d’Afrique, le volcan a connu sa dernière éruption en 1910. A 70 km du Kilimandjaro, le volcan est inclus dans le parc National d’Arusha et par temps adéquate peut vous faire admirer le lève de soleil sur le Kilimandjaro.

Le mont Meru est accessible à tous bons marcheurs, compter trois a quatre jours mais possède néanmoins quelques difficultés et le mal de l’altitude est possible.

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