CLIMBING MOUNT MERU IN ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK WITH UHURU TRAILS BY AFRICANMECCA
As a stand-alone East African adventure destination, Mount Meru offers a worthwhile and satisfying trekking challenge (view climb itinerary) with its own certificate of achievement for those who reach one of the two summits. Admittedly, it is less grueling than Kilimanjaro, a shorter climb with less danger of severe altitude sickness, more suitable for hill walkers and hikers who want to savor a wilderness atmosphere on their Tanzanian highlands vacation and for whom the beauty of Meru with its spectacular views and fascinating wildlife is more satisfying than the better-known tourist magnet. The high, narrow crater rim can be dangerous in certain conditions of high winds or ice and is not suitable for sufferers from vertigo, but you can still acclimatize in preparation for climbing Kilimanjaro by enjoying a less demanding trekking tour of Mount Meru, appreciating the peace and beauty without attempting the main summit. The views of Kilimanjaro at dawn are as beautiful from Rhino Point (3800 meters) as from Socialist Peak (4566 meters), a few hours further on. With few visitors to disturb the wildlife, the mountain is alive with birds and animals. On the surrounding savannah, you will see zebra and buffalo, the latter wandering, surprisingly, up to around 4000 meters.
You will not see lions on or around Mount Meru or even while on a game driving terrestrial tour of Arusha National Park, but the sight of a running Maasai giraffe, like a long-necked horse against the skyline, is eerily commonplace. There are also elusive but also rare cheetah and leopard, so you are generally not advised to wander alone. You will certainly see handsome black and white caped Colobus monkeys and short-furred Sykes monkeys resting on tree branches. Because of the prevalence of potentially dangerous wildlife, you will be accompanied by an armed park ranger. The best times to climb Mount Meru are from June through February, with the best views from December to March. You will not need any special equipment except stout boots, walking poles, and wet weather gear, especially in November, with warmer clothing at higher altitudes, but the climb is demanding and you need to be healthy and fit. We do not recommend climbing it during the long rains of April and May, though it is possible. Mount Meru is not just visited as a prelude to a Kilimanjaro climb, but serves as a focus for a Tanzanian tour of Arusha Park, with trips to Momella Lakes for canoeing and bird watching, or game drives to the less frequented Ngurdoto Crater: a miniature version of Ngorongoro Crater. From Buffalo Point on the crater wall, you can view animals undisturbed by man.
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MOUNT MERU TREK ITINERARY & PRICE
Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca offers a personalized 6-day, full Mount Meru trekking expedition with ample time to acclimatize which includes detours to some of the more delightful beauty spots.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ARUSHA PARK
In Arusha National Park, guests only have the option of staying at Hatari Lodge as a reliably consistent and tourist focused accommodation located on the northeastern border of the park.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN ARUSHA PARK
With so much natural beauty surrounding you, the two most recommended activities in Arusha Park are game drives and canoe safaris. These activities give you a unique perspective of the biosphere.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT ARUSHA PARK
The best time for a Arusha safari is from June to October during the dry season when migrant game from elephants to hoofed herbivores congregate around the swamps and the Arusha River valley.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR ARUSHA IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Arusha National Park, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Arusha attractions and cultural activities before heading out on your Northern Tanzania safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. You may optionally extend out to Mount Meru or Mount Kilimanjaro to experience a full day or multiple days trek.READ MORE
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ARUSHA CAMPS & LODGES
Lake Duluti LodgeArusha
Rivertrees Country InnArusha
Arusha Coffee LodgeArusha
The Arusha HotelArusha
The African TulipArusha
Arusha Serena Hotel (Lake Duluti)Arusha
Ngurdoto Mountain LodgeArusha
Ngare Sero Mountain LodgeArusha
Mount Meru HotelArusha
Mount Meru Game LodgeArusha
Kibo Palace HotelArusha
KIA Lodge near Kilimanjaro AirportArusha
Karama Lodge And SpaArusha
East African HotelArusha
Dik Dik HotelArusha
Arusha Safari LodgeArusha
Arumeru River LodgeArusha
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