Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip

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Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip

Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip is an amazing one day trekking adventure to the foothills of Mount Meru. Mount Meru is located inside Arusha National Park in Tanzania.

This Arusha day trip to Mt Meru forest is designed for guests who have limited time and who are not interested in reaching the summit of the second highest mountain in Tanzania.

Your will soaking in the local culture by brushing shoulders with the many local people living up the side of the mountain, while viewing amazing greenery and animals of all kinds.

Our One Day Mt Meru Forest Hike starts from the Tengeru Cultural Centre 12 km’s from Arusha town, along the Arusha – Moshi road. Tengeru Cultural Centre is located on the on the slopes of Mount Meru.

Walk through the forest of the second largest Mountain in Tanzania. Mount Meru has more than 10 different day trekking routes around the lower forest which last from 3 to 8 hours each.

Our day trip duration is approximately 7 hours (4 Hours to ascend and 3 Hours to descend). You will cover about 18 km’s round trip.

Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip: Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and is located in the beautiful Arusha National Park, next to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro.

You walk with your own guide through the woods at the foot of Mt. Meru. It is a beautiful, sleeping volcano with fertile slopes and has a height of 4,566 meters.

This is a very nice walk with a view of Arusha town and the long Maasai steppes. You will visit a number of local villages, a Maasai village and waterfalls.

Our Arusha day safari allows you to experience local Materuni village life with a visit to our beautiful waterfall & coffee ceremony.

When you arrive at the village office, you will meet our English speaking village guide who will welcome you to Materuni village and brief you.

Then you will take a walk to the waterfall (approx. 40 minutes). On the way you will learn about the village economy, agriculture as well as cultural life and also the guide will explain the surrounding fauna and flora.

Upon arrival at the 90m high waterfall, you’ll be fascinated by this unique environment. Please bring swim-suit & towel as there is a beautiful place to take a dip and you are most welcome to enjoy the natural pool.

When you are ready to continue, you will walk back to Mama Agnes’ home for local Chagga food lunch and our coffee experience.

The typical Chagga menu includes rice/pilau, local vegetables and many fruits from the village. For sure, we take care of special food requirements.

You will also experience the traditional coffee processing technique and participate in the process of making organic Materuni coffee. Here you will also learn how to coffee is cultivated, dried and roasted. While you produce your own cup of coffee, you are invited to listen, dance and sing with the Chagga women – a fun way to immerse in the local culture.

Finally, if you are interested in a demonstration of the banana beer making process or visiting a local school or typical Chagga house, we are more than happy to adjust our tour based on your personal preferences. Just let us know.

Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip Itinerary

0800 Hours: After breakfast depart from your hotel and drive to Tengeru Cultural Centre.  Upon arrival you will enjoy a refreshing cup of herbal tea, while having a briefing about the day hike by our guide.

0900 Hours: We start hiking.  You will follow the tropical trails under the banana canopy, while be listening to some thrilling legendary stories about Meru people from your guide. The majority of the hike is more like walking up a steep hill past numerous villages and people’s farms.

While walking up the mountain, you will explore the beauty of the forest’s flora and fauna – rich birdlife, beautiful butterflies, monkeys, forest antelopes, and a number of medicinal plants – enjoying at the same time spectacular views of the lower areas of Arusha.

1200 Hours: Hiking Mount Meru is bound to make you work up an appetite! We stop for lunch in a relaxing environment full of mountainous flowers. Lunch consists of bread, pancakes, juice and fruits.

1300 Hours: We continue hiking for another hour to reach the magnificent gigantic Meru Fall at the altitude of 2200 meters. You can take a dip in the cold, refreshing water for the waterfalls.

1400 Hours: After taking a few moments of relaxation at the fall, you will start heading back to the centre.

1700 Hours: You will get back to Tengeru Cultural Centre and then we transfer you back to Arusha to your hotel or residence.

Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip Prices

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* We recommend that you bring Hiking Shoes, Hat or Cap, Camera, Binoculars, Water Bottle, Sunscreen (Warm Weather)
Difficulty rating: Although the hike up to the waterfall is not of a high difficulty rate, you still need to be fit and in a good physical condition

Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip Rates Includes:

* Price per person
* Picnic Lunch Box
* All park entry fees, service charge and taxes
* One day trekking adventure to the foothills of Mount Meru
* Pick-up from your hotel in Arusha and drop-off to your hotel
* Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages

Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip Rates Do Not Include:

* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of 1 person required
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

Booking & Reservations for Mount Meru Hiking Arusha Tanzania 1 Day Trip Contacts;
Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile/ WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile : + 254 780-242-711


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