Mount Meru, located in Tanzania, is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. It dominates the Arusha National Park with its massive cliffs. The mountain is often used as a warm-up hike in preparation for climbing Kilimanjaro. However, the technical requirements for climbing Mount Meru are greater than those for Kilimanjaro.
Trekking Mount Meru has become a popular “warm-up” trek for Kilimanjaro climbers. It offers an experience of what climbers can expect on Kilimanjaro. At a height of 4562 meters (14967 feet), Mount Meru requires your body to adapt to the altitude.
On the four-day trekking tour, you are more than likely to see giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and baboons. For safety reasons, a park ranger will accompany you. There are several tour operators offering Mount Meru climbing tours, and you can find your perfect Kilimanjaro climbing package within minutes.
The climb to the summit of Mount Meru typically takes four days, but it can be done in three days. The mountain is a dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro.