Mt Meru Day Hike (MeD)
WHY THIS ITINERARY?
Short on time or just feel like doing something a bit different when in Arusha? This is the perfect hike for anyone active, for families or even great for locals who want to do something a little different on the weekend.
A morning hike on the beautiful slopes of the incredible Mt Meru with an excursion into the crater before returning for a picnic at Kitoto View Point. This hike can be combined with an afternoon game drive to Arusha National Park before returning home.
Signs and possible sightings of wildlife on foot, Afromontane forest, less busy than Kilimanjaro, excellent bird life and game drives in Arusha National Park. One of the most under rated mountains in East Africa.
Early in the morning, normally around 7am, you are collected from your hotel with a packed lunch and transferred to Arusha National Park. At Momella Gate we complete registration formalities and collect our Ranger before driving to the very end of the road to Kitoto View Point.
From here we trek for up to 4 hours through the Afromontane forest and into the crater before heading back to the car. Now you can take your time, overlooking the outstanding views and taking in the morning’s events.
In the afternoon you have the option to either call it a day and be transferred home or to spend a bit more time and wind your way through the national park (at no additional cost) before heading back.