Meru Mountain
  • Leave Hotel in Moshi at 9am for Arusha National Park. Reach the climb registration gate at about 10:30am to begin your climb. Choose between one of two routes for your first day’s hike: the mountain trail or dirt road.

    The Mountain Trail: Pass through several different ecosystems during the three to five hour mountain trail hike. The hike begins along a seasonal stream through open forest where grazing cape buffalo, giraffe and warthogs reside. Continue climbing through the woodland stopping for lunch along the way. Reach Miriakamba Hut in the afternoon.

    The Dirt Road: Hiking via the road takes four to seven hours and also passes through several different vegetation zones. During the first part of the trail, walk through open grassland where viewing buffalo, giraffe and warthog. After the grassland, enter the montane forest and pass through Fig Tree Arch. Continue along the road until reaching Miriakamba Hut in the afternoon.

    Miriakamba Hut: Miriakamba Hut offers beautiful views of the U-shaped Meru crater, the ash cone and the towering cliffs that make up Meru’s crater walls. There are toilet facilities, a water source and separate kitchen and lodge facilities for the mountain staff. Solar panels provide electricity in the evening. Soda and beer are available at Miriakamba.