Meru… where memories are made
Everyone knows Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa…but Mount Meru, Kili’s little sister, is one of Tanzania’s best-kept secrets. It’s a timeless place of peace and beauty that’s only a short walk away from Tanzania’s cultural capital, Arusha, and within easy reach of National Parks – Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti.
Discover Meru and you’ll discover a slower pace of life. Among its beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and lakes, you’ll escape from the noise and hustle of the city, and find the tranquility that you’ve been craving for so long.
Discover Meru and you’ll discover the real Tanzania. On Mount Meru, you’re a guest, not a tourist. You’re welcomed with open arms into a vibrant community: giggling with little children as they dart out from between the banana trees, preparing and sharing traditional food made with love and care, and listening to the wisdom of the elders around the fire.
Discover Meru and it will touch your heart. You won’t just take photos – you’ll make lifelong memories. And we can almost promise that when you leave, you’ll already be thinking about how and when to come back again!
We offer something for everyone, whatever your age or fitness level. Your custom-made itinerary can include any or all of these activities:
Walking tours in the foothills of Mount Meru, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views over Arusha and can bathe in a crystal clear waterfall
Village cultural programs with a home stay or camping: discovering medicinal plants, cooking and sharing traditional meals, getting to know local people, and learning their songs
Excursions to the tranquil Lake Duluti – with forest walks, canoeing and wildlife-watching, and time to relax by the lake shore
Game drives and hiking in Arusha National Park, with its vast diversity of animals and birds, including elephants, giraffes, warthog, buffalo, impala, vervet monkeys and baboons
A full expedition with the goal of reaching the summit of the mountain, which at 4566 metres is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa (recommended for experienced climbers only, as Meru is steeper than Kili!)
Discover Meru is led by Steven E. Mollel, a local guide who grew up on the mountain and has been passionate about sharing it with visitors since 1999.
Please contact us to receive a free, no-obligation quotation for your walking tour, cultural program or summit trek.