Mount Meru, 4 Day Trekking
Arusha is known as the ‘safari capital’ of Tanzania. It is a pleasant town, lying at the foot of the dormant volcano Mt Meru. Arusha has a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere.
Arusha is the administrative capital of the Arusha Region and has a population of 270,485 according to the 2002 national census. There are good transport links to other areas of the country and it is possible to combine a northern circuit safari with a visit to almost any other park in Tanzania (including Mahale ond Gombe) by flying from Arusha Domestic airport.
Because the Northern Circuit of Tanzania is so well developed for tourism there is accommodation to suit all budgets. Here we list a few of the options, but, if you have heard of another hotel that you would like to stay in, just let us know and we can book it for you. Most Tanzania safaris begin and end in Arusha, due to its proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro and the world famous Serengeti National Park.
The nearby Arusha National Park is good for both wildlife and hiking, with Tanzania’s second highest peak, Mount Meru. See our hiking itineraries for detailed Meru treks. It is also possible to go canoeing around the Momella Lakes, mountain biking, horse riding and visit local cultural projects
Mount Meru Itinerary schedule: