We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
- Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
- Elevation (ft.): 4,921 ft.) to 3,000 ft. )
- Distance: 10 km
- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
- Habitat: Montane Forest.
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
- Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut
- Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
- Elevation (ft.): 8,250 ft. to 11,712 ft.
- Distance: 8 km
- Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
- Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.
- Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
- Elevation (ft.): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft. to 8,250ft
- Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
- Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
- Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Wake to breakfast as usual, but if you wake early you can get some great photos of the sunrise. The first part of the day’s hike climbs through the dwindling heathland that blends into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. When you stop for lunch, and later when you cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will be starting in just a few hours. Be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness. There is no running water at the Kibo Huts.