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Called candidly as a warm up to Mount Kilimanjaro, it is the fifth highest mountain in Africa and second highest in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro. It’s a perfect place to get acclimatized and prepare for the harsh environment of the high altitudes. With a height of 4,562 meters, Mount Meru is an ideal trekking spot for both inexperienced and professionals alike. Over a century ago, the intact crater was blown apart due to eruption which resulted in the formation of crater in Mount Meru as we now know. It’s also been theorized to have been taller than Mount Kilimanjaro before the eruption.
Mount Meru Climbing offer the centerpiece of Arusha National Park which encloses it and serves as a stupendous and awe-inspiring backdrop. Still considered an active stratovolcano today, the surrounding areas of the small cones and craters house an exciting ecology.
Here Are The Salient Features Of Mount Meru:
- Fifth Highest Mountain In Tanzania (Depending Upon Criteria Employed). Standing tall at a height of 14,968 feet, it is often employed as a preparatory spot for trekking its bigger sibling, Mount Kilimanjaro to get acclimatized.
- Vast And Mesmerizing Landscapes. Mount Meru is big in size and filled with landforms mainly of forests and Rocky Mountains. The snowcapped top of Mount Kilimanjaro is clearly visible at a minimum altitude. The view from Rhino point which is the easiest summit to trek offers fulfilling picturesque scenery of the forest-laden slopes of Mount Meru.
- Excellent Game Driving Experience. Inhabited by a fair number of zebras, warthog, giraffe, blue monkeys, leopards, the game viewing experience in a 4X4 open vehicle in Mount Meru is.
- Rich Avifauna. Reported over 400 distinct bird species in the Arusha National Park, Mount Meru is home to many migratory and native bird species. Flamingos are often spotted in large number near Momella Lakes nestled in the valleys and depression of the park.