Mountain Climbing East Africa
Mount Meru climb
Mount Meru is an awesome climbing adventure. Located in the heart of Arusha National Park, Tanzania, this massive volcano stretches 14,980 feet high and often hiked as a warm up for Mount Kilimanjaro.
There are less people climbing, a challenging ascent and breathtaking views from the top across to Mount Kilimanjaro. You sleep in huts along the way rather than camping and along the way there is every chance you’ll see wildlife hence the armed rangers accompanying you. There are elephants, giraffes and buffalo in the national park.
We recommend at least 4 days so you acclimatise and enjoy the scenery along the way! It’s ideal to climb June to February. November sometimes brings rain and Kilimanjaro is best seen December through to February.
Mount Kenya climb
Whilst this is the second highest peak in Africa at 5,199 metres, Mount Kenya is also more technically challenging than its big brother with steep ice capped peaks and a massif that consists of imposing spires, cliffs and complex ridges.
Mount Kenya is actually a large extinct volcano that was active several million years ago. There are a handful of routes on the way to the mountain’s summit and you can complete the climb in three to seven days. We always recommend longer on the mountain for acclimatisation. It’s cold too towards the top and at the crest of the mountain, temperatures rarely rise above freezing point.
This is a beautiful expedition in East Africa for mountaineers with tarns and alpine meadows, exotic, equatorial, high altitude vegetation, sun birds, hyrax and soaring eagles.
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