Standing at 14,968 ft (4,562 m), Mt. Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Located in Arusha National Park, this mountain towers over the city of Arusha.
A shorter, but more technically difficult trek than Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru is a popular hiking destination. A climb of Mt. Meru can be completed in three or four days, and hikers stay in huts at camps along the route. The summit can be seen as a shorter, more affordable alternative to Kilimanjaro for those travelers with limited time and money. Many also choose to climb Mt. Meru before their Kilimanjaro trek as an acclimatization climb.
Another benefit of Mt. Meru is its location inside Arusha National Park. While on your climb, you have a good chance of encountering wildlife. Giraffes, zebras, buffalos, warthogs and many types of antelopes are commonly seen and there are even elephants in the park that you may spot if you get lucky.
Accommodation on Mt. Meru is in bunk beds in shared, 4-person rooms
within larger huts. There are also cooking, dining and bathroom facilities
at each camp as well.
While Mt. Meru can be climbed in 3 or 4 days, we strongly recommend the 4-day option. The three-day option requires you to summit and descend all the way to the gate in one long, grueling day that some find too exhausting.
Whatever your circumstances, we are happy to accommodate you!
All park fees and taxes
Transportation to and from the mountain
Experienced guide(s), porters and cook(s)
Meals while on the mountain
Guides carry a first-aid kit
What’s not included:
Tips for staff
Travel insurance (recommended)
Hotel accommodation before/after climb (can be arranged for additional cost)
3 day/2 night trek - $825 USD per person
4 day/3 night trek - $1100 USD per person
*Additional $250 (per group) fee for groups of 1-2 people