Standing tall at 4,566 m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest peak on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250,000 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption blew the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the distinctive appearance it has today. The route for the ascent of Mount Meru goes through several vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region gives way to a dense mountain forest, which then gives way to a scrubland. Towards the top of the mountain, the vegetation consists of moors and is finally filled with beautiful barren alpine deserts.
During the ascent, you will regularly encounter big game like elephants and buffaloes and possibly leopards. Mount Meru climbers enjoy a beautiful view and varied landscapes which will accompany your hike.