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Climbing Mount Meru

  • Second-highest peak in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro.

  • Part of Arusha National Park's stunning landscape.

  • Popular trekking destination with breathtaking scenery.

  • Diverse flora and fauna enhance the experience.

  • Offers a challenging climb with rewarding views.

Mount Meru Itinerary

Climbing Mount Meru

Embark on an exhilarating ascent of Mount Meru with BeeAdventure Safari, an unforgettable journey for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. As the second-highest peak in Tanzania, this dormant volcano promises a challenging yet rewarding climb. Surrounded by the lush landscapes of Arusha National Park, climbers are treated to diverse flora and fauna along the way. Our expert guides ensure a safe and enriching experience, making your Mount Meru expedition a highlight of your East African adventure.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAYS

Location

Northern Tanzania, near Arusha

National Park

Part of Arusha National Park

Wildlife

Home to diverse animals

Volcanic Origins

Distinctive dormant volcanic cone.

Meru Climbing

Elevation

4,566 meters (14,980 feet).

Climbing Routes

Momella and Saddle popular choices.

Cultural Significance

Important to local Meru people.

Trekking Warm-up

Great for Kilimanjaro preparation

MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CLIMBING MOUNT MERU

where is mount meru?

Mount Meru is located in northern Tanzania, within the bounds of Arusha National Park. This dormant volcano, standing at an elevation of 4,566 meters (14,980 feet), offers a captivating ascent for adventurers. Nestled near the vibrant city of Arusha, Mount Meru is renowned for its lush landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and cultural significance to the local Meru people. The mountain serves as an excellent trekking warm-up for those preparing for more challenging climbs, such as Kilimanjaro, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts exploring the rich terrain of East Africa.

How high is Mount Meru?

The summit of Mount Meru, known as Socialist Peak or Rhino Point, stands at an elevation of 4,562 meters (14,968 feet) above sea level.

Is climbing Mount Meru difficult?

Climbing Mount Meru is considered challenging, but it is generally less demanding than climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The ascent typically takes about 3 to 4 days, and it involves trekking through diverse landscapes, including forests, heathland, and alpine deserts.

What is the best time to climb Mount Meru?

The best time to climb Mount Meru is during the dry seasons, which are from late June to October and from December to March. These periods offer better visibility and more stable weather conditions.

Do I need a guide to climb Mount Meru?

It is highly recommended to hire a guide and, if necessary, porters when climbing Mount Meru. Guides are familiar with the route, and their experience enhances the safety and enjoyment of the trek.

What wildlife can be encountered on Mount Meru?

Arusha National Park, where Mount Meru is located, is home to a variety of wildlife. Trekkers may encounter buffalo, giraffes, elephants, and various species of monkeys along the trail.

How long does it take to climb Mount Meru?

The climb typically takes 3 to 4 days, depending on the route chosen. The most common route is the Momella Route.

Do I need a permit to climb Mount Meru?

Yes, a permit is required to climb Mount Meru. These permits can be obtained from the Tanzanian National Parks Authority.

Can I combine a Mount Meru climb with a Kilimanjaro trek?

Many trekkers combine a Mount Meru climb with a Kilimanjaro trek, using it as an acclimatization hike before attempting the higher and more challenging Kilimanjaro ascent.

Can I combine a Mount Meru climb with a Kilimanjaro trek?

What is the weather like on Mount Meru? The weather on Mount Meru can vary, but it generally becomes colder as you ascend. It's essential to be prepared for a range of temperatures, from warm at the base to freezing at the summit.

What makes Our trips different?

At Beeadventure Safari, we are firm believers that a vacation is about far more than just booking a hotel room, catching a flight, and securing a rental car. We see it as a holistic experience that transcends the individual components. Furthermore, we hold the belief that challenges have the power to foster personal growth, and a well-crafted journey has the potential to ignite the soul. Our mission is to curate exceptional journeys that hold value not only for the traveler but also for the local hosts and the world at large.

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sabine
2023-06-30
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Ein fantastisches Erlebnis- Besteigung des Kilimandscharos Wir waren mit Bee Adventure Safaris auf dem Kilimandscharo. Es war ein fantastisches Erlebnis und perfekt organisiert von Bee Adventure. Im Hotel in Arusha kamen unsere 3 Guides Isack, Michael und Joffrey vorbei, um unsere Ausrüstung gewissenhaft zu überprüfen. Am nächsten Tag ging’s los. Wir wurden von einigen Porters, einem Koch und unseren drei Guides abgeholt und zum Ausgangspunkt der Marangu Route gebracht. Der Aufstieg begann. Während der Tour wurden wir von unserem Koch Nelson ausgezeichnet bekocht. Unser Waiter servierte uns täglich das Frühstück, Mittag- und Abendessen. Heißes Wasser zum Waschen und Tee brachte er uns morgens sogar ans Bett. Unsere Guides waren sehr bemüht und führten täglich einen Gesundheits-Check bei uns durch. Abends gab es immer ein Briefing, wie der nächste Tag verläuft. Wir haben uns sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Unsere Guides unterstützten uns bei allem, trugen sogar unsere Rucksäcke, wenn es am Gipfeltag notwendig wurde und brachten unsere Gruppe schlussendlich auf den Uhuru Peak. Vielen, vielen Dank an Isack und sein Team! Wir können Bee Adventure Safari absolut empfehlen!!
Nelly M
Nelly M
2023-05-01
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Best experience with Bee Adventure Safaris We did a two day-one night safari in Ngorongoro and Hadzabe tribe at Lake Eyasi in December 2022 and Izack made sure that everything was perfect. To fulfill all our wishes, he made a detour so that we could visit a witch-doctor and a Masai village, on our way back to Arusha, with no extra cost. The lodge we spent the night was very good and its chef was a suprise, as all meals served (dinner, breakfast and lunch) were just delicious. Izack and his team were very supportive from the very beginning (booking phase) until the end of our trip and we highly recommend booking with them. Hope to meet them again soon for a new roadtrip in Uganda and Rwanda!
Khaya P
Khaya P
2023-04-28
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Amazing team who made our Kilimanjaro experience We completed Kilimanjaro with the incredible support from Izack's team. Everyone from Bee Adventure Safaris was so encouraging, friendly and welcoming which made the experience even more amazing and enjoyable. The guides were very knowledgeable and able to offer us lots of information and the chef was outstanding! I would highly recommend Bee Adventure Safaris.
Claas
Claas
2023-04-28
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Tolle Erfahrung mit einem super Team Wir haben einen 4-Tages-Trekk auf den Mount Meru gemacht. Es war eine tolle Erfahrung. Unsere Guides Isaak und Michael mit dem gesamten Team waren super cool drauf und standen uns bei der anspruchsvollen Route immer zur Seite. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt - wir können Bee Adventures Safari auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen!
Mira
Mira
2022-11-23
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Wonderful experience that included everything Our wish was to visit the Materuni Waterfall starting from Arusha and to keep the costs as low as possible. From the beginning Isaac was super friendly and understanding and asked us about our wishes and arranged a wonderful tour to the waterfall which even included a coffee tour and a local lunch. We went by public transport and Isaac was with us from the beginning to the end of the tour. During the tour, we asked to go to Maji Moto which was on the way. Isaac made it possible at no extra and we had a nice day and all our wishes were fulfilled. I’m looking forward to see you again rafiki yangu!
Theresa
Theresa
2022-11-06
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Amazing experience We climbed the peak of Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route and It couldn’t have been better. The food was excellent and Izack and his team took perfect care of us and helped us to keep the morals up, even on summit day 🙂 I can 100% recommend booking with them if you are looking for someone reliable for your safari or kili tour!
Parit S
Parit S
2022-10-26
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Kilimanjaro October 2022 Excellent group. Well organised and very helpful guides. Great food and experience. Overall excellent experience from Arusha to Uhuru peak and back.
Inga G
Inga G
2022-08-05
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Climbing Mt Meru: very obliging and very nice guides From the very beginning our guide Isaac was very nice and accommodating. Booking was very easy and flexible. Our flights got cancelled and postponed and our booking to climb Mount Meru was easily postponed without any problems. The whole team (guides, porters and cook) have been super nice throughout the whole trip and were very encouraging and motivating to climb the Meru when we were very tired. They made sure we were hydrated and eating enough, so we have energy to climb. The whole time our schedule was clear and we were always supported. On top the guides were very funny and pleasant to be around with. I will climb with them again! 🙂 and recommend their company to my friends.
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Ju1342
2022-03-17
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Big recommendation We booked a safari in February and experienced an awesome trip with Bee Adventure Safaris. We booked a full package including flights from Sasibar to Arusha and back, as well as an accomodation and the two-day-safari itself. The drivers were on time, the food was amazing and the tour guide Reagon did an excellent job. We would always choose them again!
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2021-11-07
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best company panctual company real expeditions perfect guides shortly i recomend this and give 5stars🎉🎉 best company best company best company best company best company

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