Mount Meru Climb

Mount Meru Climb is a Great Hiking Experience to Tanzania’s 2nd highest mountain. So explore Mount Meru Trekking for vast scenery of nature, landscape etc.

Often considered a great hiking experience before Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is a stunning mountain to climb.

Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second highest mountain with Standing at 4,566m high. Although Mount Meru is1000 meters shorter than Kilimanjaro, Meru is an incredible free standing active volcano which offers wildlife sightings that is unmatched in Tanzania.

Where is Mt Meru and How big is it?

Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town..

How to get to Mount Meru in Arusha National Park

An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.

What to do in Mt Meru

Forest walks, numerous picnic sites;
Three- or four-day Mt Meru climb – good acclimatization for Kilimanjaro.

When to Climb Mt Meru

To climb Mt Meru, June-February although it may rain in November.
Best views of Kilimanjaro December-February.

Why Mount Meru Climb?

Even with its incredible views, scenery and wildlife, Meru is often overlooked due to its location. 70km away stands Meru’s big brother – Kilimanjaro. This means that most international visitors will either visit Meru as a secondary destination or warm up whilst some visitors will ignore it altogether. Although to Mount Meru Climb as a warmup for Kilimanjaro is by no means a bad idea, Meru is a stunning trek by itself!

Climb Mount Meru – The Route

Unlike Kilimanjaro, there is only one official route to the summit of Meru – the ‘Momella route’. Although there is a 3 day option, we discuss the longer, more popular 4 day climb. Generally we recommend climbing between June and February with December to February being the best months for clear views of Kilimanjaro.