Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro, is located in Arusha National Park and the fifth highest mountain in Africa standing at 4,566 meters. This active volcano erupted only 100 years ago and parts of the climb along the saddle are very steep but the views of Mount Kilimanjaro 80km to the northeast and of the cliff face from the summit down to Meru Crater are spectacular. It is an exciting mountain to climb. There are numerous animals to see on the lower slopes and vegetation zones change as you ascend. One does not however need technical equipment for the climb.
A guides and rangers are mandatory on every trek because of the significant numbers of wild animals including Buffalo commonly encountered. There is one official route up to the summit and huts along the way offer simple, comfortable beds. Acclimatization is important and while you won't need oxygen, spending at least 4 days on this trek is highly recommended. Also is a great way to acclimatize for Mount Kilimanjaro. You can climb for 3 days 2 nights or 4 days 3 nights.