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5 Nights 6 Days Mt Meru Climbing Trek Tanzania Expedition 20th – 25th October 2017
From Friday 20 October 2017 -  07:30
To Wednesday 25 October 2017 - 18:30

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,566m and the fifth highest in Africa. Mt. Meru is part of the Arusha National Park located 45 km from Arusha town. The hike up Mt. Meru is more physically demanding than Kilimanjaro; albeit only a 3-4 day hike (many climbers use this hike as a warm-up to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro). The first stage takes you through the acacia woodlands, past resident herds of Buffalos and Giraffes and up to the base camp hut.

Day 1: Nairobi – Arusha

Meeting point – Steers (Muindi Mbingu Street opposite the Jeevanjee Gardens) at 0730hrs

Departure @ 0745hrs

Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha town via Namanga – border to arrive in time for lunch (at own cost). Overnight stay at a hotel in Arusha for pre-trek briefing (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2: Arusha – Momella Gate (1500m) – Miriakamba Hut (2514m)

Hiking time: 5hrs

Distance: Approximately 10kms

Habitat: Montane forest

After breakfast, transfer through Arusha National Park to Momella Gate (1500m) for registration formalities. Thereafter, begin our trek by following the track through the forest to the crater floor and then steeply to Miriakamba Hut (2514m). Look out for giraffes, warthog and buffalo at this stage. Enjoy picnic lunch at the famous Fig tree. The going is tough because of the steepness but with a glance back over your shoulder, the views are spectacular across the Momella Lakes to Mount Kilimanjaro which give you the inspiration to go on. Dinner at MIRIAKAMBA HUT (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Miriakamba (2514m) – Saddle Hut (3570m)

Hiking time: 8hrs ( 5hrs Mariakamba - Saddle Hut, 3hrs Saddle - Little Meru )

Distance: Approximately 8kms

Habitat: Forest and moorland

Leaving Miriakamba Hut behind and the giraffe population, we will ascend the stepped path through glades and forest to Mgongo wa Tembo (Elephant Ridge) and rest beside an outlook with great views down into the crater and up to the main cliffs of the summit lunch enroute. From here we will continue on towards Saddle Hut (3570m) through the forested slopes and dry streambeds that separate the slopes of Meru and the smaller peak of little Meru (3820m). After reaching Saddle Hut, we will rest before exploring Little Meru (3 hours return). From here there are impressive views to the Summit of Meru, the snow-capped Kilimanajro and across Maasai Villages. Dinner and overnight stay at Saddle Hut (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Saddle Hut (3570m) – Summit Socialist Peak (4,566 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2514m)

Hiking time: 12hrs

Distance: Approximately 5kms ascent, 13kms descent

Habitat: Alpine Desert, Moorland and Montane forest

At around midnight, we will leave Saddle Hut to make the trek to the Summit of Meru via Rhino Point (3800m). There are rhinoceros (kifaru) remains here. The walk to the summit is grueling along a narrow ridge but is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating sections of trekking in East Africa. NB: In icy conditions or strong winds, it may be impossible for anyone to progress beyond Rhino Point! If conditions allow, continue ascending along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350m) at sunrise. We travel through vegetation, bare rock and ash to reach the Summit (4566m). On a clear day from here you can see the Rift Valley, Oldonyo Lengai, Arusha town and the plains of the Maasai Steppe. It will be an experience that will imprint on your heart forever. Afterwards, we will return to Saddle Hut for a meal and rest before continuing down to Miriakamba Hut (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Day 5: Miriakamba Hut (2514m) – Momella Gate (1500m) – Arusha

Hiking time: 5hrs

Distance: Approximately 10kms

Habitat: Montane forest

From Miriakamba Hut, it is a steep but steady descent retracing the track that we ascended. Again we revisit the forest areas and open grassland where zebras and giraffes are often seen. Finally we head to Momella Gate for further transfer to our hotel for refreshment and relaxation. We share a trek de-briefing before retiring to bed at our overnight hotel in Arusha. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6: Arusha – Nairobi

After breakfast, check out and transfer back to Nairobi via Namanga border arriving late in the afternoon. Lunch on the way at own cost. (Breakfast)

Charges per person:

No of Pax  East Africa Citizens 
Kenyan Residents (Expatriates)  Non Residents 
1 KES 92,100
USD 1,500
USD 1,550
2 - 4
KES 69,000
USD 1,050
USD 1,100
5 - 7 KES 61,700
USD 1,020
USD 1,070
8 - 10 KES 58,900
USD 1,000
USD 1,050
11 - 15
KES 55,500
USD 980
USD 1,030
16 and above KES 53,600 USD 950 USD 1,000

Extra day will attract KES 11,500 & USD 150 per person for E.A Citizens and Residents / Non residents respectively

Children & Students Rate Policy:

  • Between 13 - 15.99 years, 80% of adult rate
  • Children aged 16 years and above, adult rate applies

NB: The above rates are subject to change without notice should necessitating factors dictate. These may be influenced by changes in government policies, intermittent exchange rates among other factors.

Deadline for payment: 9th October 2017

Mode of payment: Cash, M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Cheque, Direct Bank Deposit, Debit / Credit card or Secure Online Payment

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* Booking terms and conditions apply* Please refer to our comprehensive copy of the terms on our website

Package inclusive of:
  • Return transport to Arusha
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Arusha on Bed and Breakfast
  • Return transfer from the hotel to the mountain gates
  • Meals and picnic lunch while on the trek and as reflected in the itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Professional services of our English speaking guides, cooks and porters
  • Accommodation in mountain bunk hostels, bed and a mattress will be provided
  • Uhf Radio communication / advanced Mountain first Aid Kit

Package exclusive of:

  • Hiking equipment and climbing gear
  • Drinks, Dinners in Arusha and Lunch on the travel dates
  • Medical, travel & personal insurance cover
  • Sleeping bag while on trek (charges KES 500 or USD 5 per bag per day)
  • Any item of personal nature
  • Tips, gratuities for the mountain crew
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list
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