MOUNT MERU TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT You will be picked up from Arusha and transfer to Momella Gate, the start point of Mount Meru climb. The track soon passes open grassland, where there is a good chance of seeing buffalo, abundance of birds, warthogs, and monkeys. The black and white colobus monkeys are particularly fascinating to watch.
TO SADDLE HUT The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short but steep climb. You will walk through beautiful, lush montane forest to reach Elephant Ridge, the halfway point. This has excellent views of the summit ridge and across most of the crater floor. During the break, you might spot elephants or other animals from your vantage point.
TO THE SUMMIT You will begin with an early start to climb steeply to Rhino Point, and then continue along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point arriving at around sunrise. The summit of Socialist Peak is another hour further along a steep but spectacular path. On a clear day, the views are absolutely rewarding. The route back to mountain hut Point. ● Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi ● Approx. time taken: 9 hours ● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
COMPLETE CLIMB BACK You will take the direct route down towards Momella through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife once again. This trail has an excellent view back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park. You should reach Momella Gate by late morning and meet your waiting transport back to your hotel in Arusha.