It is located in northern Tanzania, northeast of town of Arusha. The size is roughly 552 sq. km or 212 sq. miles. From Arusha, it is approximately 40 minutes’ drive time, and 60 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport. You can tour the forests, lakes, and the famous Ngurdoto Crater which can be visited on the course of a half-day excursion or part of your extended northern safari tour. Because Mount Meru’s location is inside the boundaries of Arusha National Park, hikers are required to be accompanied by an armed Ranger. On the lower slopes, you’re more likely to see animals like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra etc. As hikers go on with their ascent, the trail follow the north rim of the volcano’s crater. Hikers get to sleep in designated huts which are present along the trail. Upon reaching the summit, trekkers will witness the spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru Crater.
Habitat: Montane forest
Time: 5 -7 hours
Time: 3 – 4 hours
Distance: 5km ascent/18km descent
Habitat: Semi-desert, alpine desert, montane forest
Time: 4 – 5 hours’ ascent / 6 – 7 hours’ descent