4 DAYS MOUNT MERU

Arusha, Tanzania

African Trek & Travel
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Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 7
4 DAYS MOUNT MERU
Arusha, Tanzania

African Trek & Travel
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Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 7

About this trip

 At 4566m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250 000 years ago, 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. Last eruption: 1910. At 4566m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250 000 years ago, 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. The Mt Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region gives way to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into a scrubland. Towards the top of the mountain, the vegetation consists of heath and moorland and is then finally replaced by the stunning baron alpine deserts. As the flora changes the wildlife does so too, which is diverse and equally impressive. During the ascent, you will regularly come across large game such as elephants and buffalos but you may also come across leopards. Due to this, it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour. 

What’s included

  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport cost
  • Hut fees,
  • Crew Wages,
  • National Park ranger
  • English-speaking guides
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Laundry Services
  • Personal items
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages

Itinerary

Day 1
DAY 1: ARUSHA - MOMELLA GATE (1500M) - MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2500M)

 In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel and after a 45-minute drive; you will arrive at the Arusha National Park Gate. At the national park gate, your guide will complete the obligatory entry forms and whilst he does so, you can peruse the information boards of the national park. Once the formalities have been completed and the hiking team consisting of porters from the surrounding villages is formed, you will then be driven a little further to Momella Gate. An armed park ranger will accompany you while you start your hike and get a first glimpse of the wonderful giraffes and buffalos. Once you have left the buffalo herds and giraffes behind, you will enter the acacia forest in which you will follow the Southern Route. After a steady 2-hour climb, you will reach Maio Falls and some picturesque meadows that are a perfect place for a picnic. After a rest, you will again be on your way and soon reach the well-known ‘Arched Fig Tree’. Here your park ranger will tell you about the formation of this tree and how it gained its shape forming an arch over the path. After another 1½ - 2 hours, you will reach the Miriakamba Hut. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Miriakamba Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner. 

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