The ascension to the volcano Mt. Meru is a perfect preparation for the conquest of Kilimanjaro. You can get used to the heights (around 15.000 feet) and it is possible to test out the equipment, so that you will be able to correct and improve it at the rest day that lies between the climbing of Kilimanjaro. But the most important thing is to practice ascending at night, since it is not very pleasant to do this in the almost dark, when it is quite cold.
We recommend a three day tour. You will spend the nights in so called “Swiss” huts, which nobody would expect to find in Africa. Even to the top of the volcano animals roam, especially buffalo. At the foot of Mt. Meru you often meet with giraffes, elephants, wild hogs, antelopes, baboons and a great variety of birds.
To ensure your safety the group is accompanied by an armed ranger. On the tour you will cross many different vegetation zones, as there is open grassland, mountain forest, swamp, giant heather and penurious rocks, therefore you have the chance to experience.
3 DAY MERU TREKKING
Day 1. Pick up at the lodge/hotel and transfer to Momela Gate. Momela gate, 1500m to Miriakamba Hut, 2500m.
Day 2. Miriakamba Hut, 2500m to Saddle Hut, 3500m and acclimatization Little Meru, 3800m.
Day 3. Saddle Hut, 3500m to Big Meru, 4566m to Miriakamba hut, 2500m to Momela gate, 1500m. Pick up at Momela gate and transfer to lodge/ hotel.
4 DAYS MERU TREKKING
Day 1. Pick up at lodge/hotel and transfer to Momela Gate. Momela gate, 1500m to Mirikamba Hut, 2500m.
Day2. Miriakamba Hut 2500m to Saddle 3500m add extra time to acclimatize at little Meru, 3800m.
Day 3. Saddle Hut 3500m to Big Meru, 4566m to Miriakamba Hut, 2500m.
Day 4. Miriakamba Hut, 2500m to Momela Gate 1500m, Pick up at Momela gate and transfer to lodge /hotel.