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Trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro, mount Meru, Oldonyo Lengai

Mt. Kilimanjaro

“Breaking the history” is the dream of many people in the world, Kilimanjaro Mountain is the highest world free standing Mountain and highest point of Africa land. Reaching at Uhuru peak is most prestigious history breaking, Pat Trekking and Safaris has more experience on reaching its clients to the summit of the Mountain. The Marangu Route is the most popular route up Mount Kilimanjaro, and also considerably easier than any of the other trips to the summit. Climbers usually cover the 34km each way over a period of at least four or five nights on the mountain, making use of three stages of wooden huts for overnight accommodation en route. Upon the arrival day, you will be picked at airport to Arusha Planet lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Mt. Meru- Arusha

Mt. Meru is located in the heart of Arusha National Park and it is 50 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Meru is a massive volcano reaching 14,980 feet (4,565 meters). This trek serves as an ideal warm up for Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its altitude acclimatization and hiking distances. This trek is also geared towards hikers that prefer fewer crowds and a challenging ascent.

Because Mt. Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail. Hikers reach the summit as the sun is rising and they will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater.

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Where is Arusha National Park/Mt Meru and How big is it?
Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town.

How to get to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park
An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest, and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.
NOTE: Mountain Climbing Permits duration time is 12 HOURS.

What to do in Mt Meru
Forest walks, numerous picnic sites;
Three- or four-day Mt Meru climbs – good acclimatization for Kilimanjaro.

When to Climb Mt Meru
To climb Mt Meru, June-February although it may rain in November.
Best views of Kilimanjaro December-February.

Oldoinyo Lengai

“Oldoinyo Lengai” means “The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. The summit of this strato-volcano is 2962 metres above sea level, and affords direct views into the caldera of Tanzania’s only officially-certified active volcano, and the world’s only carbonatite volcano; records of eruptions have been maintained since 1883, the largest of which deposited ash 100 kilometres away in Loliondo on the Kenyan border to the north west.

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