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Mount Meru Tours and Activities

Mount Meru
Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro’s more accessible cousin, is located east of the Great Rift Valley in the small but beautiful Arusha National Park. Recognized as the second tallest mountain in Tanzania and the fourth highest on the continent, its towering peak and fertile soil attract avid hikers because of the easy trails and diverse wildlife. 

Travelers agree that Mount Meru offers incredible views of the summit crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as access to numerous African animals. (The fertile soil surrounding this still active volcano is home to some 400 species of indigenous birds, several types of monkeys and a handful of Tanzanian leopards.) A trip to this less-traveled peak is typically done in conjunction with an excursion to one of Tanzania’s more popular destinations: Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater or Mount Kenya. But this just means travelers looking to get back to nature can escape the congestion on the trails of Mount Meru. 

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Mount Meru is located 70 kilometers west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It last erupted in 1910 and is nearly 15,000 feet tall. Entry fee to the park is $25 a day. Mandatory guides are available for around $20 and costs should be paid in US dollars. Hikes from Momella Gate begin between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Peak hiking season is from June to February, with the best views of Kilimanjaro between December and February.
Address: Arusha National Park, Tanzania
Hours: Daily 9am-3pm
Admission: Park entry fee ($25) applies
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Climb the holy mountain of the Maasai

Climb the holy mountain of the Maasai

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This is a unique opportunity that is only available to a few travellers. Due to our close relationship with the Maasai tribe and our community interaction, we are the only tour operator that is allowed to take guests up the holy mountain. You will have a personal Maasai guide who will tell you about their religious beliefs and the meaning of this special place.
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1 Day Mount Meru Hiking

1 Day Mount Meru Hiking

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Mount Meru has been labelled ‘Kilimanjaro’s little brother’ due to the fact that it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. The four day hike allows you to analyse the scenic landscapes in a leisurely manner but Mount Meru trekking will challenge your body’s limits. The climb to the summit doesn’t require an athlete or an extreme alpinist but you should be in relatively good shape. The elevated viewpoint of the Arusha National Park allows you to discover the beauty that lies in the savannah plains featuring bursts of colourful vegetation and the scattered wildlife. The towering Mount Kilimanjaro can be spotted in the distance of the landscape. Tranquil hikes through the luscious canopies and the narrow trails enclosing the U shaped crater provide you with the perfect opportunity to clear your mind. Reaching the summit is an experience you are unlikely to forget
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Trek Mount Meru 3 Days 2 Nights

Trek Mount Meru 3 Days 2 Nights

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Our mission is to provide you with an incredible experience during your stay in Tanzania. Rupia Adventure is a team of very experienced native Climbing and Safaris We organize Mountains Trekking, Photography Safaris, Beaches Holidays, Cultural Tourism and Wildlife Safaris that are memorable life changing experiences.
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Day Trip to Mount Meru Waterfalls Under 3 Hours Hike

Day Trip to Mount Meru Waterfalls Under 3 Hours Hike

A trip is an amazing one day trekking adventure to the foothills of Mount Meru. Mount Meru is located inside Arusha National Park in Tanzania. Our 1 Day Mt Meru forest trek/ hike is designed for guests who have limited time and who are not interested in reaching the summit of the second highest mountain in Tanzania. Your will soaking in the local culture by brushing shoulders with the many local people living up the side of the mountain, while viewing amazing greenery and animals of all kinds. Our One Day Mt Meru Forest Hike starts from the Tengeru Cultural Centre 12 km's from Arusha town, along the Arusha – Moshi road. Tengeru Cultural Centre is located on the on the slopes of Mount Meru. Walk through the forest of the second largest Mountain in Tanzania. Mount Meru has more than 10 different day trekking routes around the lower forest which last from 3 to 8 hours each.
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Mount Meru Trekking 4 Days

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Mount Meru Trekking 4 Days

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Ascend Tanzania’s second-highest peak on this 4-day trekking tour of Mt. Meru, with included transfer from your Arusha hotel ensuring a hassle-free trip. Get a glimpse of Tanzania’s diverse flora and fauna as you make your way up the mountain, stopping overnight in lodges along the way, and explore safely under the protective supervision of an armed park ranger. Meals and park fees are included in the price.
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Mount Meru 4-Days Trek

Mount Meru 4-Days Trek

Mount Meru, situated east of the Great Rift Valley and about 40 km southwest of Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania's Arusha National Park, is considered an active volcano and is the country's second-highest mountain. It is also considered the fourth highest mountain in all of Africa by some (after Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and the Rwenzoris - aka the Mountains of the Moon). 500,000+ years ago, Mount Meru erupted in a tremendous explosion that destroyed it's a cone shape and resulted in a horseshoe crater with the eastern side removed. The resulting mountain has its summit on the west side with its inner walls rising over 1,500m from the crater floor, making them among the tallest cliffs in Africa. In the past 100 years, eruptions have been reported as the Ash Cone continues to build inside the crater.
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Four days Mount Meru, Kili Footprints

Four days Mount Meru, Kili Footprints

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Standing at 4,550 Meter,Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and fifth highest in Africa. The mountains is a spectacular dormant volcano that offer a challenging and rewarding experience. Located in Arusha national park, the mountains is unspoilt and less congested compared to Mount Kilimanjaro and is a great alternative for climber looking for a a more affordable trek.
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4 Days Mount Meru Climbing | Hiking |Trekking Tour-with-Burigi Chato Safaris LTD

4 Days Mount Meru Climbing | Hiking |Trekking Tour-with-Burigi Chato Safaris LTD

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The 4 Days Mount Meru Climb & Hike is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. Because Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail. Hikers reach the summit as the sun is rising and they will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater. Meru Climbing Permits duration time is 12 HOURS.
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3 Day Mount Meru Climb

3 Day Mount Meru Climb

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Mount Meru the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.
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MOUNT MERU a good hike

MOUNT MERU a good hike

The Mt.Meru is located at Arusha Region in Tanzania. Which lies 3 degree south, 36 degrees east of the Equator. Geology, mountain type Stratovolcanic. It last eruption was around October to December 1910(minor Eruption).The elevation of Mt.Meru is 4566m/15220ft above sea level. The first ascent to Mt, Meru was Fritz Jäger in 1904 before the last eruption. And it is located 70km west of Mt.Kilimanjaro. You can have spectacular view from each 2 mountains when it clear sky. Also it is ninth or tenth highest Mt, in Africa, died volcano. The fertile land slopes rise above surrounding Savanna grassland support forest that hosts Wildlife, such as Elephants, Birds, Buffaloes and manks.Now it under Arusha National park.
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Mount Meru hiking 4 days

Mount Meru hiking 4 days

Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, stands 4566 metres high. Situated within Arusha National Park as a centerpiece, one is likely to encounter various wild animals during the initial part of the trek, and therefore an armed ranger will accompany you throughout your journey. Many consider this trek physically more challenging compared to the Marangu or Rongai trail due to the steepness in the upper part of the mountain.
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3 Days Mount Meru Climb

3 Days Mount Meru Climb

Meru is a great preparation hike for climbing Kilimanjaro, or a spectacular trek for those not compelled to do Kilimanjaro. You will hike past wildlife, the landscape is spectacular, and sunrise on the summit has Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. While it can be done in only 4 days, it is not an easy peak to summit. To reach the top (almost 15,000 feet), there is some scrambling on rocks in the dark and at high altitude. You should be prepared for at least 10 hours of hiking on summit day. For an easier hike, you can climb just to Rhino Point for sunrise overlooking Kilimanjaro, and then descend. Mt. Meru is in Arusha National Park. In Arusha National Park all hikers must be accompanied by an armed ranger. This ranger is employed directly by the national park. You will also have your own mountain guide, who is managing the crew and watching out for your safety.
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4 Days Mount Meru Climbing

4 Days Mount Meru Climbing

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Meru is a great preparation hike for climbing Kilimanjaro, or a spectacular trek for those not compelled to do Kilimanjaro. You will hike past wildlife, the landscape is spectacular, and sunrise on the summit has Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. While typically done in only 4 days, it is not an easy peak to summit. To reach the top, there is some scrambling on rocks in the dark and at high altitude. You should be prepared for at least 10 hours of hiking on summit day. For an easier hike, you can climb just to Rhino Point for sunrise, and then descend. Mt. Meru is in Arusha National Park. In Arusha National Park all hikers must be accompanied by an armed ranger in addition to the AWR guide. This ranger is employed directly by the national park. You will also have your own guide, who is managing the crew and watching out for your safety.
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mount meru 4 days hike

mount meru 4 days hike

This is a low budget hiking adventure taking 4 days suitable for people who want to hike short distance in a day, it is a great alternative to the kilimanjaro hike which is 70 kilometres west & the highest Mountain in Africa. this tour is easier & takes a shorter time. also taking you through the arusha national park so you can see wild animals on the way
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3 days hiking adventure on Mount Meru

3 days hiking adventure on Mount Meru

This is a low budget hiking adventure, it is a great alternative to the kilimanjaro hike which is 70 kilometres west & the highest Mountain in Africa. this tour is easier & takes a shorter time. also taking you through the arusha national park so you can see wild animals on the way
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3-days Mount Meru Trekking

3-days Mount Meru Trekking

3 Days Mt Meru trekking & tours via momella route is one of the best hiking in Tanzania as it includes wildlife spotting along Arusha national park. Mt Meru is the second highest Mt in Tanzania & the fifth in African landmass. Climbing Mount Meru in 3 days is a great hike & can be combined with Zanzibar beach holidays or short Tanzania safaris
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4 Day: Hiking Mount Meru

4 Day: Hiking Mount Meru

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This special hiking tour takes you to Mount Meru which is the first sight you can see when reaching Arusha town. The mountain is with its 4,566 m (14,990 feet) Tanzania's second-highest peak after Kilimanjaro and the fifth-highest in Africa. The mountain has two peaks: Meru Summit, the highest point, and Ash Cone, an additional peak inside the crater which was formed after a more recent volcanic activity. Many hikers use to hike Mount Meru before Kilimanjaro as it helps for the acclimatization.
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3 Days Mount Meru Climb

3 Days Mount Meru Climb

Mount Meru is located in Tanzania and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. It is a great mountain to climb and offers spectacular scenery, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to it’s Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya counterparts. Location: Mount Meru, Arusha, Tanzania Duration: 3 Days/2 nights Location: Mount Meru, Arusha, Tanzania
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4 days Mount Meru Climb

4 days Mount Meru Climb

Mount Meru is located in Tanzania and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. It is a great mountain to climb and offers spectacular scenery, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to it’s Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya counterparts. Location: Mount Meru, Arusha, Tanzania
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4 Days Climb Mount Meru

4 Days Climb Mount Meru

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers. Accommodation you can be booked into a hotel in Arusha or Moshi in order to climb Mt Meru. You can also fly into Nairobi or Kilimanjaro and catch the shuttle bus/hire our excellent cars to either town. Mount Meru is easily accessible from Arusha.
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Mount Meru 4 DaysTrek

Mount Meru 4 DaysTrek

The ascension to the volcano Mt. Meru is the perfect preparation for the conquest of Kilimanjaro. You can get used to the heights (around 15.000 feet) and it is possible to test out the equipment so that you will be able to correct and improve it at the rest day that lies between the climbing of Kilimanjaro. We recommend a four-day tour. You will spend the nights in the so-called “Swiss” huts, which nobody would expect to find in Africa. Even to the top of the volcano animals roam, especially buffalo. At the foot of Mt. Meru you often meet with giraffes, elephants, wild hogs, antelopes, baboons and a great variety of birds. To ensure your safety the group is accompanied by an armed ranger. On the tour you will cross many different vegetation zones, as there is open grassland, mountain forest, swamp, giant heather and penurious rocks, therefore you have the chance to experience.
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3 Day Hiking Mount Meru

3 Day Hiking Mount Meru

Serengeti Safari Booking does not skimp on what you came to see. Our company free pick-up and drop off from the Hotels/ Airports clients(s) confirmed a Safari with us.We also allocate good Hotels/Lodges for the traveler(s) who didn't book. In your tour you'll provided with all necessary Hiking equipment and Gear,Proffesional Guide and Porters, we assure your safety in your whole Hikking tour to Mount Meru.
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12 Days Expedition Full Moon Summit Kilimanjaro

12 Days Expedition Full Moon Summit Kilimanjaro

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Kilimanjaro Climbing is an incredible experience this is lifetime experience for lovers, What a lovely memory if you could propose your lover on the full moon at the top of Africa? The sunsets, the views and the wild and ever changing landscape make it one of the best treks on earth. Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates What many people don’t know is that on the final day of ascent, you actually trek through the night to reach the summit near dawn. A great option then is to make sure you trek when there is a full moon that night. This makes the trek just that little bit more special as the magnificent glaciers light up under the full moon to create a simply stunning landscape view! There is also a practical reason in trekking under a full moon; it illuminates your path. Normally you would be required to wear a head torch on summit night, however, under a full moon on a clear night you could get away without using a head torch
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One Day Trip Arusha National Park

One Day Trip Arusha National Park

Spot the wildlife walking & Game drive safaris along with mount Meru and Kilimanjaro views, Its 1-hour drive from Moshi town, this ‘little jewel’ of a park provides the opportunity for an excellent day-trip. Its shallow lakes and the wide Ngurdoto Crater are the chosen environment for a wealth of wonderful wildlife. Might Mount Meru towers above, a spectacular backdrop. Here you might see buffalo and elephant, zebras and antelope, plus some of the 400 recorded bird species. An early morning hotel pick-up ensures you get the most from this incredible day-trip.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Mount Meru hours of operation?
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Mount Meru hours of operation: Daily 9am-3pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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