Type of safari- Mountain Climbing Safaris, Destination – Tanzania
This mountain is dormant volcano and it offers a magnificent view of the imposing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the spectacular Rift Valley for visitors who climb Mt. Meru.
We collect our quests from their hotel in Arusha and drive to Momella gate (1,500m), where the trekking begins.
We follow the track through the forest and through the wild fig tree arch to small clearing, where we may see buffalo grazing, before continuing across the Jekukumia River and on for lunch at Njeku view point, with the Momella lakes and the plains beyond.
Return to the track and continue to Miriakamba hut for our evening meal and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we walk through the glades and forest, filled with black and white colours monkeys, to Mgongo wa Tembo (Elephants Ridge). We will reach saddle Hut – 4 hours later and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, continue to the summit of little Meru for impressive views of the crater, the top of the ash cone and sheer cliffs of the crater’s inner wall.
Your evening meal and overnight will be at Saddle Hut.
Rise early and walk along the very narrow ridge to the summit (4,566) watching the sunrise dramatically from behind Kilimanjaro. The return, via Rhino point, provides spectacular views of the Rift Valley, the volcanoes of Kirumbeni and Lengai and the town of Arusha.
Our evening meal and overnight stay will be at Miriakamba Hut
On our final day, return to Momella Gate. Where our vehicle will be waiting. We will then have a game drive in Arusha National Park and a picnic lunch before we return to Arusha town to connect with onward arrangements required (breakfast and lunch only).