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Great experience with some challenges at the peak (4 days)

We were advised to climb mount Meru as training for the Kilimanjaro. We booked a individual tour, but it is not really individual as a ranger from the Arusha Park needs to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Isabel C
Cologne, Germany

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Cologne, Germany
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were advised to climb mount Meru as training for the Kilimanjaro. We booked a individual tour, but it is not really individual as a ranger from the Arusha Park needs to accompany you due the presence of animals, so, so we had 5 groups coming together (each with their guides, cook, porter, etc), we end up being lucky as... More 

Thank Isabel C
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mt. Meru is a great option if you have less time or money than needed for Kili. With 4 day and 3 nights, the huts on the route make for a great trek experience. Bring warm clothes and ask you tour operator about any additional gear (head lamp, sleeping bag needed) and bring some of your favorite snacks and drinks... More 

Thank matthewastauffer
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Charity climb with the family. We are fairly experienced mountain walkers (not rock climbers) and this helped although our group included people who had never been at altitude or coped with some of the exposure this walk presents on the last day. Raw statistics are this is a 30 mile walk with 11800' of ascent in total (a certain amount... More 

Thank Ian G
Newtown, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our family of 6 Americans (2 40+ adults, 18, 15, 15, 11 year olds) did the climb in 4 days. While the lodges are not glamorous ( no running water or soap at saddle hut) they are suitable for the event. Bring warm easily drying clothes for the stay at lodges and keep all your clothes in a plastic bag... More 

1 Thank Mom W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We completed Meru on 4 day 3 night climb in March of 2016. The trip was really really great. We didn't go with a tour company but rather had help from our hotel near the Arusha National Park called Africa Amini Alama which is also a clinic and school program for the area. They put us in contact with a... More 

5 Thank Brian B
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The place is serene n quite nice.Very good food,rooms ,staff are hospitable n the facilities great not to mention the lawns that are well cut.A nice swimming pool n quite a place to visit.

Thank Alex M
Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Mt. Meru is a stunning mountain with 2 nice and well-equipped base camps. We hiked up to the summit in 3 days and summited at 6 in the moring at day three before going all the way down again, ahich took us all in all 14 h hiking on day 3. I would recommend doing this mountain in 4... More 

4 Thank EisiL
Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

In December 2015 a few friends and I went to summit Mt Meru in Arusha Tanzania, which is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. It was an amazing experience especially booking through our agent, Hutaibi Tours and Safaris, who handled the whole booking and arrangements for the trek for us including the hire of additional trekking equipment. I would definitely... More 

2 Thank Akeelu
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This was my first mountain trek and it was incredible!. A once in a lifetime memory for sure. The views were outstanding and the wildlife (giraffes and zebras) were a superb bonus. I would probably recommend some mild training before you go up just to make it a little easier

1 Thank SarahCox_13
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had just arrived from Usambara, after spending a week there trekking in the Mountains with Said Salim. Our bodies were in reasonable shape, our nerves a little frayed, as the drive from Lushoto was long around 7 hours, with many crazy and dangerous tour bus drivers keeping us on our toes. Said never went much over 90 Ks, as... More 

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