Mount Meru 1 Day Hike Arusha National Park Tanzania
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Climb Mount Meru 1 Day Hike Miriakamba Hut 2514M is a guided hiking day trip in Tanzania that begins and ends in Arusha or Moshi. Mount Meru is in Arusha National Park, situated east of the Great Rift Valley and about 40 km southwest of Kilimanjaro mountain.
The mountain is about an hour’s drive from Arusha town, to Momela Gate (1514 meters/ 4967 feet), the main entrance, then drive 15 km inside the park to the starting point, for Mt. Meru climb.
Day hikers can easily trek up the direct route up and close to Miriakamba Hut. It takes 3– 4 hours depending on your stamina and pace. The hike starts at Momella Gate of Arusha National Park at 1,500 meters and hikes close to Miriakamba Hut at 2,500 meters.
Along the way, hikers have a picnic lunch and some rest, then begin descending through the outer route which is an easier hike down to the Momella Gate taking approximately 2 to 3 hours.
During our 1 day hike up Mount Meru, trekkers get to see distant views of Mt. Kilimanjaro at a distance and animals such as buffalo, giraffe, warthog, dikdik, monkeys etc. Birds likely to be seen include turacos, hornbills, and butterflies such as the Golden-winged forester, and Mocker Swallow tailed among others.
Enjoy our short and rewarding 1-day Hiking Trek up Mount Meru in Tanzania from Arusha Town.
Climb Mount Meru 1 Day Hike Miriakamba Hut 2514M Itinerary
0800 Hours: Depart Arusha town after breakfast at your hotel/ residence and drive to Mount Meru in Arusha National Park. The drive takes about an hour to get to Momella Gate.
0900 Hours: Complete registration formalities, drive another 15 km to the park headquarters thereafter we begin our trek (3 to 4 hours walking) guided by a park ranger and a local guide following the track through the forest to the crater floor and then steeply close to Miriakamba Hut (2514 meters).
Along the way look out for giraffes, warthog, buffalo, antelopes, and other grazers. The going is tough because of the steepness but with a glance back over your shoulder, the views are spectacular across the Momella Lakes to Mount Kilimanjaro.
1300 Hours: Picnic lunch at a convenient picnic site . Afterwards, descend by the Outer route which is an easier hike down to the gate approximately 2 to 3 hours.
1700 Hours: We should reach Momella Gate by late noon (2-3 hours walking). Once you reach the Gate end of the climb transferred back to Arusha.
Climb Mount Meru 1 Day Hike Miriakamba Hut 2514M Prices
Climb Mount Meru 1 Day Hike Miriakamba Hut 2514M Prices include:
Picnic Lunch Box + Relevant Government Taxes + Rescue Fee + Long Walk + Local Guide + Arusha National Park Entrance Fees + Professional English speaking Driver/ Guide + Guide and Ranger Service fee for climbing Mount Meru & Ground return transportation from your hotel in Arusha/ Moshi
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* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;
* Airport transfers: Kilimajaro International Airport – Arusha Town & Arusha Town – Kilimajaro International Airport
* Booking accommodation for you in Arusha (Night before the safari and after a safari in case your flight is on the next day)
Climb Mount Meru 1 Day Hike Miriakamba Hut 2514M Prices Excludes:
* Visa Fees
* Rescue fees
* Personal Insurance
* International Flights
* Accommodation in Arusha Town or Moshi Town
* Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary, and optional activities