Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano located 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the nation of Tanzania. At a height of 4,566 metres (14,980 ft), it is visible from Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day, and is the tenth highest mountain in Africa. Much of its bulk was lost about 8,000 years ago due to an eastward volcanic blast, similar to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the U.S. state of Washington. Mount Meru most recently had a minor eruption in 1910. The several small cones and craters seen in the vicinity probably reflect numerous episodes of volcanic activity.
As seen from Mount Kilimanjaro,
Mount Meru's ash cone that has formed in the old crater.
Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, and also monkeys and leopards.
At the summit, one can find a two metre high flag of Tanzania in metal and also a milestone in concrete with "Socialist Peak 4562.13M" written.
Day 1: Miriakamba Hut
After breakfast transfer to Momella gate to begin the Climbing of Mt. Meru. Three hours walk gets you to the floor of the Meru Crater. Afternoon explore the Meru Crater. Overnight at Miriakamba Hut.
Day 2: Saddle Hut
After breakfast Climb to Saddle Hut which will take about three hours along the steep Saddle walls to Saddle Hut. After Lunch explore little Meru. Overnight at Saddle Hut.
Day 3: Miriakamba Hut
Early morning ascend to the summit of Mt. Meru which will take up to Five hours. Explore the summit their descend to Miriakamba Hut for Overnight.
Descend to Kit to and proceed to Momella Gate, continue to Momella Wildlife Lodge
Usually Mt. Meru Climb is done in Two nights Three days but since descending takes about Seven hours, some Clients might’s want to do it in Three Nights Four days.