Day 1: Arusha
Rivertrees Country Inn
On arrival you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Arusha to a well-appointed hotel. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs manager and your guide. Dinner is included at your hotel.
Day 2: Mt Meru/ Miriakamba
In the morning you are collected from your lodge and transfered to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.
Day 3: Mt Meru
We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner.
Day 4: Mt Meru
We rise early and our hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner.
Day 5: Mt Meru/Miriakamba
The final section takes up to 3 hours to return to our vehicles where we say farewell to our crew. From Momella gate you transfer to Rivertrees Country Inn for a day room to freshen up before transfer to International departures at Kilimanjaro International airport.