With its 4566m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250,000 years ago, a massive volcanic explosion swept away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the distinctive and distinctive appearance it has today. Last eruption: 1910.
The ascent of Monte Meru passes through different areas of vegetation: the forest in the lower part gives way to a dense mountain rain forest which, finally, turns into a bush.
Towards the top of the mountain, the vegetation is formed by moorland which is replaced by the wonderful alpine deserts. As flora changes, fauna also does the same: during the ascent, you will encounter large mammals such as elephants and buffaloes, but you may also encounter leopards.
For this reason it is mandatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger during the tour.