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Mount Meru

An Impressive Mountain & Active Volcano

Mount Meru is an active volcano towering at 4,566 m over the sprawling African savannahs and rainforests. Its last minor eruption was over a century ago in 1910.

It is one of the highest peaks in Africa and Tanzania's second-highest, just behind the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro which is just 40 km away.

Mount Meru is an impressive mountain with its own unique charm and forms the topographic centrepiece of Arusha National Park in Tanzania.

Known for its huge cliffs, it is often overlooked due to its proximity to Kilimanjaro but climbing Mount Meru requires more technical climbing skills, what it may ‘lack’ in height it makes up for in difficulty and is ideal for those looking for a challenging, though quieter trekking experience.

The fertile slopes of Mount Meru rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that is home to an impressive and diverse range of wildlife including nearly 400 species of birds, buffalos, antelopes, monkeys and leopards.

Mount Meru Safaris

Mt Meru Highlights

Exhilarating 3 to 4 day treks with an expert guide
Experience the mountain at lower altitudes with a one day hiking tour
Take a day trip for game viewing in Arusha National Park
Visit stunning waterfalls and hot springs
Enjoy traditional Chagga songs and dances during a coffee tour
Inflating a hot air balloon

Best Time to Visit

Arusha National park is open all year round. The best climbing conditions are present during the dry seasons: June to October and December to February when it is slightly cooler.
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January and February are the hottest months of the year.

Being an equatorial region, the rains are mostly unpredictable, it is possible to experience mostly dry weather during the rainy season and just as possible to have heavy rain during the dry season.

Due to its proximity to the equator, Mount Meru’s temperature doesn’t really change from season to season. Instead, the temperatures on the mountain are literally determined by the altitude and what time of day it is.

Average day temperatures year round in the region are: low between 15 and 19 and high 21 to 28. At the summit the temperature gets below 0 degrees.

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