Mount Meru Trek in Tanzania
The climb to Marrow (4,562 m) is. A 4-day 3-night trek to Kilimanjaro’s “little brother” – from the damp jungle to the freezing wind of the volcanic peak.
Equipment list required:
– Good walking shoes
– Hot clothing
– head lamp
– First aid equipment
– Altitude sickness balls (those who want and need)
Landing in Kilimanjaro airport, pick up and drive to Arusha national park.
Accommodation in a hotel near the park, dinner and lodging
MBEGA MARU CAMP
Trek begins around 10:00 AM
You can divide all your equipment into two bags – one small you will need and the other large one that will carry you.
8 km, most of them rise very moderately and end up a long climb up a stone and wood staircase to the huts.
The trek starts at the base station. 2 porters join each trekkers, armed ranger because of the possibility of big wild animals as buffaloes and others, and a tour guide.
The walk begins in the open landscape of an African Savannah – you can see monkey, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes, as time goes by the landscape becomes more wooded and eventually the sunlight is almost completely swallowed up by the treetops and becomes a slightly cooler shade.
After a few kilometres you start to climb at a slightly steeper angle – the trail becomes a long column of stairs – and it starts to get cooler.
A 3 – 5 hours walk, including breaks up to the first hut. (As mentioned 8 km)
Bunk beds with linens and water and electricity by solar energy, showers and local style bathrooms.
Enjoy Western Hue and delicious food with your personal team.
The second day of the trek consists of two parts:
7 km 3 hours spectacular route on the cool mountain variable vegetation and lovely views to the next and last Hut before the summit from the cabin
Part Two: 5km nightly 6 hours.
At 7pm after dinner, go to bed for 5 hours and at 12am climb to the summit to reach sunrise
A little cold and wind is important to have a good windbreaker
The route passes over the rim of the mountain and surrounds it to the highest point, known as the “Socialist Summit,” after the nation’s first leader Julius Nyerere.
The view from the summit is spectacular and worth the effort cold, windy. But worth it
On this day after spending the morning at the top, starting the journey back and return to your Hut that you slept on day 2.
The night will be spent at the Saddle Hut. Lunch; Dinner
There are elephants, monkey giraffes and many antelope herds, a lake with the flamingos and more and more.
Lodge accommodation will be the same place used on the first day of arrival at MERU MBEGA CAMP
Price for this trek is on request
Collecting from the field
3 nights in treks huts
A porter guide and an armed Ranger for animal protection on the first and fourth day
Safari on the fourth day of the trek