The mountains in Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Meru
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. The tallest freestanding mountain in the world. The roof of Africa. One of the world’s most accessible high summits. Kilimanjaro is a natural wonder, with varied ecology which adds to the unique characteristics of this mountain. Climb this impressive mountain on a privately guided expedition.
Bushland to glaciers
Explore bushland, rainforest, heather moorland, lava formations and glaciers. As you ascend its slopes, elephant may appear in lush montane forest. From its beautiful alpine desert to its icy summit, its crater lake to its moorland dotted with oversized lobelias, the mountain’s wonders do not cease.
Five climate zones
Kilimanjaro’s immense size and height, as well as its location near the equator and close to the Indian Ocean, strongly influence its climate and thus its vegetation, animal life and climbing conditions. Climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world at 5,895 meters (19,336 feet) is challenging. On this once-in-a-lifetime trek, you hike through the spectacular landscapes of five temperate zones.
Climb to the roof
Fulfill your dream and climb up the highest and most famous summit in Tanzania with a private guide. Mount Kilimanjaro stands almost 6,000 meters above sea level, but you do not need to be an experienced mountain climber to reach its peak. You need to be in a fit and healthy state with a good all-round condition, strong will power and a bit of luck.
Kilimanjaro has six starting gates, three points via which you can access the summit and two descent routes. Hence, there are many tour routes, each with different scenery and varying degrees of exertion required. Enjoy the extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles. And experience the overwhelming sense of achievement when you reach the top and look out over Africa.
At 4,566 meters high, Mount Meru ranks as Tanzania’s second highest mountain and one of Africa´s most beautiful volcanoes. Apart from a few puffs of steam, today’s Mount Meru is a dormant volcano with an impressive and unique scenery for both nature lovers and mountain climbers. Join us on a fantastic private expedition offering great challenges and stunning vistas.
Mount Meru dominates the horizon of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest of diverse wildlife including buffaloes, giraffes, baboons, warthogs, black-and-white colobus monkeys and more than 400 bird species. Since the lower slopes are more densely populated with wildlife, climbers are accompanied on the hike by a park ranger.
From forest to alpine desert
As the vegetation changes from dense rainforest into heather and moorland and finally alpine desert, the frequency of animals you will see becomes scarcer. Shift your focus from animals to landscape and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
The Momella route is the only way to the top. The ascent of Meru’s lower slopes is direct and the summit is reached by walking along a very narrow, barren ridge, offering views of Ash Cone thousands of feet below in the crater. The climb to the summit does not require to be an athlete or an alpinist but you should be in relatively good shape.
From the peak of the mountain you have an amazing view on the Momella Lakes, Mount Kilimanjaro and the beautiful distant plains. Mount Meru has the advantage that it is less visited as Kilimanjaro. It is a fantastic trek offering challenges and stunning vistas in a compact time frame that is achievable for most. Reaching the summit is an experience you will never forget.