4 Days Mount Meru
Mpenda Safari Tours runs professionally organised and led Mt Meru hikes. Meru is often overlooked as many people aim for Kilimanjaro. However, as a pre Kilimanjaro acclimatisation trip, or those that are looking to add another beautiful high altitude peak to their portfolio of peaks, it comes very highly recommended!
Day 1: Nairobi – Arusha
Early morning breakfast and leave to Ilikiding’a village for Maasai culture visit and see their way of life, with lunch boxes you will descend to Oldoinyo sapku Waterfalls as a preparation before your Meru trekking, overnight at Arusha annex hotel or similar.
Day 2: Arusha Mommela gate
In the morning we are collected from your hotel and transfer to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.
Overnight Miriakamba hut (full board)
Day 3: Mommela – Saddle hut
We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner.
Overnight Saddle Hut (full board)
Day 4: Saddle hut-Summit-arusha
After breakfast, walk for about 3 hrs to the summit (Alt.4566 m) rest at the summit for a while, then descend down to Momella gate where we will again pick you up and provide your transfer back to Arusha.