Culminant à 4 566 mètres d’altitude, le mont Meru est la deuxième plus haute montagne après le Kilimandjaro en Tanzanie et la cinquième d’Afrique.

Sur le chemin du sommet, vous aurez une vue imprenable sur le parc national d’Arusha.

Why go to Mont Méru?

History of the volcano

Mount Meru, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, is home to lush green forest and a variety of wildlife including giraffes, buffalo, zebras, colobus monkeys, etc

The last time the volcano erupted was in 1910, although it is worth noting that steam emanated from the volcano between 2014 and 2015. It was first climbed by Fritz Jager in 1904.

Theascent of Mount Meru is breathtaking. With its magnificent scenery, views of Kilimanjaro and often calm and peaceful atmosphere, it is also a journey of self-discovery.

Hiking to this mountain can be training for the trek to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak in Tanzania, which rises to 19,340 feet above sea level.

The high altitude and steepness of the slope mean that you’ll often find yourself at a loss for things to do.

The Mount Meru trek

This trek begins with a crossing of the Ngare Nanyuki River between buffalo and giraffe, accompanied by a ranger for your safety. A magnificent walk through forest and clearings in the heart of the Arusha Natural Park, where your guide will find you a pleasant spot for a picnic

This is followed by a 4-hour walk and a 1000-metre ascent. The temperature at this altitude is still very pleasant, and the vegetation is lush, almost tropical, gradually giving way to heather.

Finally, after waking up early (1h30), you will set off to reach the summit of Mont Méru, a 5-6 hour walk through an almost lunar landscape. You’ll reach Rhino Point after a 1-hour walk, then cross a narrow, airy ridge, and after a long effort you’ll finally be able to admire the scenery.

At 4566 m, all the main volcanoes in the north of the country are visible, including Kilimanjaro, which is close to Mt Meru. It’s a 3-hour walk back to Saddle Hut, where lunch will be waiting for you.

An expert at your side when trekking in Tanzania. Each guide has undergone extensive mountain guide training over several years, including physical, technical and cultural tests. They have also received mountain rescue and hyperbaric chamber training. They have acquired a thorough knowledge of the mountain environment (flora and fauna) and can lead both short treks and long ascents.

Travellers are often advised to combine their trek to Mont Meru with a safari in Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara.

When to go to Mount Meru

We recommend that you visit Mount Meru during the dry season, which takes place between June and early March. You’ll enjoy good weather and a better view of Arusha Park.

How do I get to Mount Meru?

Travellers can fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport, Nairobi Airport or Dar es Salaam Airport.

However, it is important to bear in mind that there are no buses or public transport services offering routes to Mont Meru. So you’ll have to get there on your own by hiring a car or taking a taxi.