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Mt. Meru

Mount Meru is situated at vicinity of Arusha national Park. When driving from Namanga Kenya/ Tanzania border it’s so visible in front of you with some people thinking that its Kilimanjaro. Towering over the Town of Arusha it’s the key factor to the culture and Agriculture of this region. Many people believe that this mountain was once higher than Kilimanjaro before volcanic activity caused explosion of the peak. The result created the saddle visible even from Arusha when you are driving on road from Kenya border as well. You can easily imagine the continuation of the mountain and where the peak would have reached. Meru provides the fifth highest peak in Africa in Africa. The climb is shorter that most climbing programs and far less travelled than Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.
RECOMMENDED MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENTS (available for higher):  - Wind proof Jacket and over trouser, Rain coat, warm under wear, warm socks, walking trousers, shirts and pull over, Rain shoes, warm hat and balaclava, scarf, warm sleeping bag, sun glasses, torch, sun cream, toilet pare, walking stick, water bottle, water purification tablets, First aid kit including blister plaster, headache tablets and emergency whistle

DAY 1 ARUSHA: - Pick up from Nairobi hotel for a journey via Namanga border to Arusha town. Spend the evening to prepare mountain gear and shop for whatever you need for climbing. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.    

DAY 2 MIRIAKAMBA HUT (1500M): - Transfer to Mt. Meru Momella Park gate. Treking takes about 4 hours to Miriakamba hut overnight at attitude of 1500m.
DAY 3 SADDLE HUT (3820M): - A tiring steel trek takes about 4 to 5 hours to the saddle hut (3750m)Afternoon excursion walk is recommended to Little Mt. Meru summit to a level of 3820m before coming down to Saddle hut (3750m)
DAY 4 SUMMIT (4565M): - Wake early morning for hard part upto the summit (4565m) then descend down to Miriakamba hut for dinner and overnight at 1500m
DAY 5 ARUSHA / NAIROBI: - Descend down to the park gate for transfer to Arusha for lunch then transfer back to Nairobi.

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