Mount Kilimanjaro is located on the northern border of Tanzania, overlooking Kenya, and just over 200 miles south of the Equator. The area is not particularly mountainous; indeed, the nearest mountain to Kilimanjaro is Mount Meru, over 60km away to the south-west. This is the highest Mountain in Africa
Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 meters – to an imperious 5,895 meters (19,336 feet).
Mount Meru in Arusha National Park
Tanzania's second highest mountain is much more
than just a "warm up" trek for Kilimanjaro.
Mount Meru is an active (but dormant) volcano located north of Arusha in Tanzania.
At 4562 metres it is Tanzania's second highest mountain and the fourth highest mountain in Africa.
Mt. Meru became well known mainly because it is only 70 km from Mount Kilimanjaro:
Mount Meru has become a popular "warm up" trek for Kilimanjaro climbers.
High altitude trekking in Tanzania presents unique challenges to those who attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru. MeM Travel mountain guides are all graduates with experience on both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru Their knowledge of these distinct mountain environments and the ever changing weather conditions is essential for a positive experience. Your mountain crew is equipped with radios and cell phones for communication amongst the group and with mountain rangers; they are all trained in 1st aid and carry a medical bag for emergencies.