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Mount Meru

Hiking Kilimanjaro: Mount Meru Hiking

This is a very striking volcano and ranks as one of Africa’s highest. There are more than 450 bird species on its bottom, as well as animals that have turned it into their home. These animals include, elephants, rhinos, white and black Columbus monkeys, duiker, baboons, warthogs not leaving out buffaloes as the commonest wild animals that one can find at the foothills of the mountain. As you move towards the summit, you will travel through the montane forest park-land and in this area; you will find a large moorland as well as heather zone. Here, there is an infertile hill that is slim and gives you splashy  views into the Ash Cone that lies within a range of so many feet below as you get down into the crater Mountain Kilimanjaro in the scenery as you go up to the peak. Other than that, you will also see a number of flamingoes as well as other wildlife within the Ngundoto crater and the Momella Lakes .It is worth to have a feel of the beautiful landscape. Alongside the porter, you will also be accompanied by a park guide as you try to rout the mountain. Accommodation at the top of the mountain is in form of huts that are constructed like a dormitory. Sleeping bags and mats are a recommendation as they can help you during your sleep time while in the huts.Alternatively; you can choose to spend a night at the Momella Lodge that is located in Arusha Park. Usually when you arrive at the hotel that is nearby to Moshi town, the circuit begins here. You can as well have your breakfast here in the morning when you stay over the night.

Early in the morning on the next day, you are able to drive to Miriakambu hut moving past the park gate and continuing through the fields and exploding with wild animals. At a height of 2470 meters is where this miriakamba hut is situated. On the top of this mountain you are able to see the splendid views of the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro. In about 350 meters high, which can take you about 3 hours to get there is the Saddle hut where you will go. You can take the next day, early in the morning to enjoy the spectacular sight of the crater edge. There is an open hill as you continue higher to the top of the mountain where you will be permitted to view the scenic environment before you eventually get back to the Miriakamba hut and continuing out to the park gate, Moshi town for a stay over at one of the hotels in town. You spend the night here and continue with your journey in the morning. A tour company can help you with arranging and booking your safari for your amazement while hiking on mountain Meru. These can help you get affordable prices. Enjoy your safari to East Africa as you hike one of Africa’s high mountains.

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