Mount Meru

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro’s little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. Now inhabited, it last erupted in 1910 therefore can still be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru, while wild animals are frequently found on this mountain, therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies all trekkers.

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Where is Arusha National Park/Mt Meru and How big is it?

Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town..

How to get to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park

An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.
NOTE: Mountain Climbing Permits duration time is 12 HOURS.

What to do in Mt Meru

Forest walks, numerous picnic sites;
Three- or four-day Mt Meru climb – good acclimatization for Kilimanjaro.

When to Climb Mt Meru


To climb Mt Meru, June-February although it may rain in November.
Best views of Kilimanjaro December-February.