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Mount Meru, Tanzania

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Conquer Mount Meru, Africa's fifth-highest mountain. Its crescent shape comes from a volcanic explosion that completely destroyed one of its sides. As you climb towards the summit, you'll pass through different landscapes and vegetation, including rainforest, shrubland, moorland, and a desert. At lower levels, look for elephants, leopards, or buffaloes, and at the highest point follow a trail around the rim of the caldera. Because of possible animal encounters, you must hike accompanied by a park ranger. To visit Mount Meru on your holiday in Arusha National Park, and find out what else Arusha National Park has to offer, use our Arusha National Park trip itinerary planner.
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  • We didn't have much time and wanted so the slightly quieter Mt. Meru instead of the Kilimanjaro Climb. This was not our first trip in the mountains, so we assumed that it's fine to do would be, even if it is technically difficult mountain. The first piece in the park, that with a ranger and a somewhat larger group to the second hut is fine. Also the 2nd part is fine to do. Our guide had arranged for a private ranger for us, so that we could determine with the children our own pace. We were not really tired at the 2nd hut and decided to instead of the usual trip to the small crater directly an attempt to the top. We saw the nerve to 2.00 hours s, night to stand up to the sunrise at the top. The 2 youngest (8 and 10 years) we left in the camp behind to with the 2 elders (13 and 15 years) to proceed. Halfway through we are reversed. Glad the youngest 2 not. Not that it is technically extremely difficult, but ' safe ' is this mountain. Plenty of places where a slip can cost your life and then to think that most of them do this in the dark! You really have to stay focused and not let you cause prices to rise. That no deaths yet here is a miracle. What I'd like to recommend: If you are very fit, you can climb the mountain fine in 2.5 days: 0.5 day to 1st camp, 1 day of 1st camp to camp back to 2nd, 3rd day top and back. Are you less fit: climb your first to 1st camp, then next day to 2nd camp (may possibly be in 1 day, if you start early enough). Climb 3rd day daytime running lights to the top and back, would you like to necessarily see a Sunrise, you can also very well on rhino point (approx. 1 hour climbing) be enjoyed. A total of 3.5 days so. Are you looking for a good operator: Tanzania Expeditions I can recommend fine.
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  • I climbed this mountain with my friends through moonlight tours expedition real i enjoyed more than what i payed for exactly this is the best place in my life time and advise and recommend to everybod...  more »
  • Godfrey, the tour operator, was friendly and professional, answering any questions about cost, gear and expectations in a timely manner. The company arranged for drop off and pick up. The trek was tou...  more »

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