Mount Meru is the conical volcanic Mountains near Arusha town. It is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa. Mount Meru is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This chief location gives hikers the chance to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. The ascend is quite sheer, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland.
The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater. Weather permitting, Kilimanjaro can be seen in the West. There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied.
The best time to climb Meru is between October and February. But also June to September, while it is colder then.