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Mt. Meru Trekking

4 days Mt. Meru Trekking

Arusha, often referred to as the ‘safari capital’ of Tanzania, is a charming town located at the base of the dormant volcano, Mt. Meru. Boasting a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere, Arusha serves as an excellent starting point for safari adventures. The nearby Arusha National Park is renowned for both wildlife encounters and hiking opportunities, featuring Tanzania’s second-highest peak, Mount Meru. For a detailed Meru trek route, consult our itinerary map.

Beyond traditional safari experiences, Arusha offers diverse activities such as canoeing around the scenic Momella Lakes, mountain biking, horse riding, and visits to local cultural projects. The town serves as a gateway to Tanzania’s natural wonders and cultural richness.


Day 1 of 4

Maria Kamba Hut

Maria Kamba Hut is the initial point for trekkers embarking on the Mount Meru ascent. The journey begins with a drive from Arusha to the Mt. Meru park gate. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your guide and porters who will accompany you throughout the trek. The hike to Maria Kamba Hut, situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet, takes a few hours.

Once at the hut, there’s an opportunity for an evening game walk. This activity allows trekkers to observe wildlife around the crater’s watering holes, providing a unique and immersive experience in the natural surroundings of Mount Meru.

Day 2 of 4

Saddle Hut

On Day 2 of the Mount Meru trek, the journey progresses to Saddle Hut, located at an elevation of 11,500 feet. The hike on this day involves ascending to the campsite, and if time permits, there’s an optional climb to Little Meru. This climb not only provides trekkers with a stunning view of Kilimanjaro but also contributes to acclimatization, helping the body adjust to higher altitudes. The diverse landscapes and panoramic vistas add to the adventure of this day.


Day 3 of 4

MariaKamba Hut:

On Day 3 of the Mount Meru trek, the journey involves an early start to reach the summit before the afternoon clouds set in. The summit attempt is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor, offering breathtaking views from the top. After successfully reaching the summit, the descent brings trekkers back to the 11,500 feet camp, where they can enjoy lunch. Subsequently, the trek continues downhill to Mariakamba Hut, where participants will spend the night. This day encapsulates the triumph of reaching the summit and the satisfaction of completing a significant portion of the trek.

Day 4 of 4

Park gate

The final day of the Mount Meru trek on Day 4 involves a leisurely morning and the completion of the descent. Trekkers will make their way to the park gate by late morning, marking the end of the trek. The company’s driver will be available to pick up participants and drive them back to Arusha, providing a convenient and comfortable conclusion to the Mount Meru adventure. This day allows trekkers to reflect on their achievements and experiences before returning to Arusha.


Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Price Per Person $1,370 $1,300 $1,230
Ground transport for all the above days
Accommodation (two nights in Arusha Before and after the trekking) and all the night at Kilimanjaro
All park fees
Rescue fees
Guides, porters and cooks salaries
Three meals a day
All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages
Person mountain gears such as sleeping bags, Rain gears( see list below)


Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a “+” can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Neutral colors are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.

Technical Clothing
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night
1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun
1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
1+ Hiking Pants
1 – Shorts (optional)
1 – Bathing suit (optional)
1 – Bathing suit (optional)
2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Bandana, Buff or Dust Mask, for face coverage for dust and sweat (optional)
1 – Hiking Boots or Shoes
1 – Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional)
2+ Socks, wool or synthetic,
1 – Sunglasses
1 – Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional)
1 – Daypack, small
Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
Face Mask (REQUIRED)
Hand Sanitizer (REQUIRED)
Snacks (optional)
Headlamp or Flashlight
Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
Electrical Outlet Adapter
Trip Receipt
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents

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