Unlike Kilimanjaro when you are climbing the Mount Meru you have to be escorted by an armed ranger(s) as you pass through the Arusha National Park. It is at this time when you will enjoy the walking safari as you pass the groups of African buffaloes, Zebras, Black and white colobus monkey just little wildlife to mention.
The Momela and Ngurdoto Lakes are rich in birdlife as you trek to the mountain; birds like Pelicans and Flamingo are closely seen.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our driver will transfer you to the hotel. Settle in and take time to relax and to get used to the African atmosphere. It is possible to book an extra day of rest prior to start of the climb, to give you ample time to acclimatize and recover from the flight. This extra day increases your chances of reaching the summit.
Arusha – Momella Gate – Mariakamba Hut (4,921ft – 8,250ft, 10 km, 4 – 6 hrs)
After getting breakfast a journey will start to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route, dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut (8,250 ft – 11,712ft, 8 km, 3 – 5 hrs)
After breakfast we walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (12,533ft) for superb views just before sunset, dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut.
Saddle Hut – Summit – Mariakamba Hut (11,712ft – 14,977ft – 8,250ft, 5 km ascend, 13km descend, 4 – 6 hrs ascend, 4 – 6 hrs descend)
We start early at around 12:00 a.m. or 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (12,467ft) and on to Cobra Point (14272 ft). We reach the summit (4,566 m / 14,980ft) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Mariakamba Hut for our final dinner and overnight on the mountain.
Mariakamba Hut – Momella Gate – Arusha ( 8,250ft – 4,921ft, 10km, 2 – 4 hrs)
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate. After the descent, the whole group comes together to congratulate each other then transfer to your hotel.
Transfer to Airport or Continue with Tanzania safaris
This is the last day after climb! It will be organized to allow to you to have a trip around the city, just to have time to buy some memories for family and friends before the departure. After that, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport and return home, continue your vacation on Zanzibar Island or continue with Tanzania safaris.
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