Often overlooked by trekkers because of its proximity to world-famous Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru actually features some of Africa’s most scenic and rewarding climbs. Located inside Arusha National Park, a climb up Meru also offers incredible wildlife viewings. A Mt. Meru trek can be completed in 3-4 days. Day hikes are also an option.
An active volcano near Lake Natron, Ol Doinyo Lengai means “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. The trek can be done in 7-9 hours, starting at midnight to hike during the cooler hours and reaching the summit at sunrise.