Mt Meru, Arusha National Park

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Conquer Mt 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 Mt 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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  • I hiked with my daughter Mt Meru (3 days) with Tanzania Horizon and It was stunning, not just the views and the hiking itself, but also the organization of the whole thing and the experience of the st...  more »
  • I traveled with a group of college students using a local company called Mgalaa Expeditions and this was an absolutely amazing trip. The guides were wonderful, full of knowledge, and very willing to h...  more »
  • This is a really beautiful trek if you don't dare to do the Kilimanjaro. This mountain had a beautiful view, too.
  • Absolutely loved this place. Hiked it with my dad in 2005. So great. Such good memories.
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