Mt. Meru which is Tanzania’s second highest mountain standing tall at 4,566m. It is located in Arusha National Park and offers some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife diversity of any mountain in Tanzania. Mt. Meru is a challenging trek due to its steepness, but is a great way to acclimattize before attempting Mt. Kilimanjaro. Climbers are accompanied by an armed ranger due to the abundance of wildlife on the lower slopes. Mt. Meru also has some historical significance to it whereby some have suggested that it was the resting place of Noah’s Ark when it came to rest after the biblical flood receded. Mt. Meru is a great trekking option for those who want to take on a climbing challenge and get the sense of being out in the wild, but are not quite ready to tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) Masai Warrior Adventures staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at Park View Hotel www.pvim.com those who will arrival through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKA) in Kenya, we will pick them and transfer by Shuttle bus
You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.
Meals: No Meals Included
Parkview Inn is located in Moshi, Tanzania. The hotel is 40 km away from Kilimanjaro International Airport which is serviced daily by KLM and other regional airlines. If you arrive by bus or shuttle, the hotel is less than 5min away from the bus station. All rooms offer the following services and amenities: Individually controlled air conditioning, Safety deposit box, En-suite washroom with hot shower/bath, Mini-refrigerator, Telephone, Work table with comfortable chairs. Complimentary WIFI Internet access, Cable television, Numerous power outlets, Quality linen and towels, windows with mosquito netting
You will depart the hotel at 0800hrs and head to the Momella gate which is the starting point of the trek. The drive to the gate is roughly an hour and a half. After the registration you will start your trek accompanied by an armed ranger. Along the route you will catch spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momella lakes. You will encounter animals such as cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, to name a few. Your trek will end up at Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.
Distance covered: 6km / 3.5mi
Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Today’s trek takes you through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. Amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru can be seen along the way. While trekking through the forest keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and the attractive wild flowers. Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. Your trek will end up at Saddle hut where you will be spending the night. After resting at the camp you will set off on an hour acclimatization trek to little Meru (3810m) then head back down to Saddle hut.
Distance covered: 6.5km / 4mi
Approx. time taken: 3 – 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut and lastly in Momela gate.
The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to Moshi at your accommodation.
Approx. time taken: 13-14 hours
Distance covered: 28km
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast Included
* Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania Meals: Breakfast Included
Welcome to Masai Warrior Adventures, our company has a team of experienced, caring and dedicated guides. All of them are native and therefore knows how to guide travelers to the natural beauty and wildlife of their native country. They have taken naturalist courses and are excellent game spotters. All our vehicles are custom-made for safaris to withstand the harsh terrain while offering game-viewing comfort. In addition they are fitted with HF radio communications and all passengers are a guarantee,d window seats.
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