1-4 trekkers - USD $1100 pp
5 + trekkers - USD $1000 pp
IN COMPANY WITH KILI...
MERU STANDS ALONE
While Kili draws the climbing crowds... Meru offers company of a different nature.
At the heart of the spectacular Arusha National Park, Meru promises animal encounters so intimate that the Park Authority requires you be accompanied by your guide and a armed park ranger. You will share Meru's slopes with elephants, cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, gazelles, monkeys, baboons and leopards... and 400 species of birds.
Meru is near the equator so seasons are not as pronounced as in other parts of the world, and temperatures around Arusha average approx. 25 C throughout the year due to the area's elevation.
But there are two rainy seasons... short rains in November and long rains March-May. During these times paths can be slick and conditions can generally be more difficult.
You can climb Meru all year round, but in terms of weather the most favorable periods to make your challenge are July - October and January - February. During these months the views are best and your climb may be simpler. The months of June and December offer variable weather.
Even in the best months you won't have to worry about crowds on the mountain... and in the worst months you can look forward to comfortable camps every day.
When to tackle Meru
Gearing up for adventure
You will need to pack only a sleeping bag, clothing and personal items... and a camera. The camps have comfortable bunk bedding and we look after everything else including food. Remember that whatever you bring has to ride on someone's shoulders, so keep it simple and pack as light as possible.
Click the link for luggage guidelines, then contact us to get your adventure rolling.
A safari on foot... a mountain challenge... true African adventure
Mt Meru is sometimes seen as a companion climb for those who dream of conquering Mt Kilimajaro, but many who've done both claim Meru as their favourite.
Our 3-4 day trek will take you through dense rainforest, into scrubland that opens to heather moorland, and eventually through the lunar landscape of the volcanic cone and the summit.
At 4562 metres, Meru's summit is a real challenge... you'll climb a sleeping volcano that last erupted just a century ago.
But part of the challenge won't be competing with crowds for spectacular views and unique wildlife experiences. Meru get's a lot less visitors than nearest neighbour, Kili... so there's more opportunity for solitude on the slopes and at the summit.
And comfort isn't a challenge on Meru... the camps have plenty of room and great facilities, including comfortable huts and cosy dining rooms.