mount-kilimanjaroClimb Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro , the highest peak in Africa rising 19,340 ft (5,895m). The largest free-standing mountain in the world. Also one of the seven Summits, the seventh highest points on each continent in the world. If you are reasonably physically fit, you can Climb Mount Kilimanjaro to reach the summit ( Uhuru Peak 5,895m) and look out over Africa .

There is no special equipment or expertise needed to “Climb Mount Kilimanjaro” because the routes have been chosen to allow a slow gradual hike “non technical “, with the full support of “Meru Mountain Treks and Safaris” professional guide for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We recommend a 6 to 8 day hike (depend on the route chosen) Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro up to the Summit, which includes one day of acclimatization between 10,000 and 15,000 ft. There are several routes to choose from and they vary by steepness and popularity. The Marangu route which is the easiest route and the most frequented trail on Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The Machame route, Shira route, Rongai route and Western Breach route are more scenic and physically demanding. All the routes provide a spectacular view as you hike through a variety of habitats, cloud and rain forest, moor land with huge lobelia plants, the alpine desert and the magnificent glacier walls.

Essentials: Waterproof rucksack and daypack, sleeping bag (at least 3 seasons), Insulation pad boots and light walking shoes, balaclava and woolen hat or scarf, snow goggles / sun glasses, gaiters gloves, sweaters / jumpers, pants and jackets (waterproof)Water bottle, anorak / raincoat, several pairs of socks, first aid kit and insect repellent, sun protection cream and lip salve, personal toiletry requirements, Flash light with spare batteries, whistle and some plastic bags, walking stick / ski-pole.

We highly recommend after Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, an adventure not to be missed to explore the Tanzanian wilderness safari and Zanzibar beach holiday.

Mount-meruMount Meru

Mount Meru is one of Africa ‘s highest and most beautiful volcanoes. The route to the summit passes through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. Finally, 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 and Kilimanjaro in the background. Over 400 species of birds, rhino, elephant, buffalo, baboon, warthog, black and white Colobus monkey and duiker are all found in this delightful “gem amongst parks”. The visit to the Ngurdoto crater and Momella lakes, with their superb scenery, flamingoes and other wildlife, is an unforgettable experience.

The group will be accompanied on Mount Meru by a Park Guide and porters.  On the mountain we use dormitory style huts. A sleeping bag and mat are required for the huts.

Ngorongoro-Crater-highlandsNgorongoro Crater Highlands

Ndutu Woodlands : Acacia trees, resident giraffes, impalas and elephants in the dry season

Mount Oldeani : Forested crater

Lake Eyasi : The largest soda lake in Tanzania , with diverse cultures settled around the area. Explore the real bushmen, the Hadzabe and the Datoga tribe.

Lake Natron : Engaresero river gorge, breeding flamingos in the soda lake and rift cliffs.

Empakai Crater : No roads and no human inhabitants, a crater which contains forests and a deep lake, where flocks of flamingos can be spotted. The cardera is six kilometers wide and the lake occupies nearly half of its floor. The scenery is spectacular at every point. From the northern and eastern side you can look out to the dramatic cone of Oldonyo Lengai, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Natron . On the valleys eastern side you might see the snow capped peak of Kilimanjaro . It is possible to camp on the rim and hike into the crater with an armed ranger.

Olmoti crater : This shallow grassy crater is the source of the Munge river, which pours through a north in the rim in a spectacular waterfall on its way to Ngorongoro crater. Participate in a pleasant walk from Nainokanoka ranger post, through the forest up to the top of the waterfall.

Oldoinyo Lengai : An active volcano, with the possibility of climbing to the very top of the crater. Adventurous visitors sometimes struggle up its steep slopes to visit the steaming, bubbling crater, but most prefer to view its symmetrical cone from a distance. Oldoinyo Lengai is the Maasai language for ” Mountain of God “.

Lerai Forest : “Lerai” is a Maasai word for yellow barked acacia or fever tree. The small forest patches on the crater floor, are homes to monkeys, baboons, bushbucks, waterbucks, elephants and rhinos. A picnic site with ablution facilities is located in this forest.

Lake Makat : This soda lake is filled by the Munge river. It is a great attraction for flamingoes and other water birds which come to feed here. Predators hide in the marsh to ambush the large animals that come to drink from the pools and river. In the severe dry season the lake often dries up completely.

Olkarien Gorge : The dramatic cliffs of this narrow gorge in the Gol Mountains are the breeding site for hundreds of Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture during the rains. In the dry season, the Maasai bring their cattle into the gorge to drink.