Mt. Meru

The centerpiece of Arusha with a command of the entire area, Kili’s little sister, Meru, is located in Arusha National Park.  As with most mountains in the Great Rift Valley, Meru is a volcano, with an ash cone.  In contrast to Kili’s peak name Uhuru, or Freedom, Meru’s summit name is Socialist Peak.  The summit is 4,565m (14,977 ft) high with an incredible view of the sun rising over Kili and Meru’s ash cone below.  Meru is a great preparation climb for Kili to start your acclimatization or as an alternative for time or budget restricted travelers.

Currently there is only one, well established route up Meru, the Momella Route.  The two camps consist of beautiful and comfortable huts.  Mt. Meru can be climbed in 3 or 4 days.  After reaching the second camp, the night before the summit push, a short trek up to the summit of Little Meru is encouraged.  The summit push should not be underestimated as there are short scrambly sections that can be iced over, and you will feel the effects of altitude.  It can also be very windy and cold on the ridge and approach.  Having said that, Meru will be an incredible experience and a must do on your African ‘to do’ checklist!


Pricing is based on the number of climbers in the group and the number of days on the mountain.  Pricing below does not include non-mountain costs such as airport transfers and lodging.  Those costs can be found by clicking here.

3 Days

4 Days

For groups larger than 8, please inquire via email for a custom quote.