Waterfall hike at Mount Meru in Arusha

Are you like me and have hard time staying put even for a day? Given my need to explore, regardless of having arrived to the hotel around 4am, we chose to go for a half day hike to a waterfall at Mount Meru on the first day of our holiday.

We had booked the hike with Hakuna Matata Tours which I can very highly recommend: super efficient communication, knowledgeable, kept timelines, and decent price.

I didn’t quite know what to expect from the hike and overall it was a positive surprise.
Our hike began on a dirt road that went past some of the local houses and plantations. Very soon, however, the hardest part of the hike started: 300m accent in super warm weather with direct sun light.

Hiking at Mount Meru: on the way up
Hiking at Mount Meru: on the way up

Once we reached the top, we went through some corn fields and other plantations.
Later, we also walked by a forest with beautiful views.

After some pretty deep descent (not for people with poor legs!), we reached a stream which we walked upstream for a while to reach the waterfall. Here, a lot of local children followed us and tried to help, clearly looking for some donations.

Hiking at Mount Meru - Local children
Hiking at Mount Meru – Local children

The Waterfall itself is not that big but overall a good excuse for the hike 🙂

Hiking at Mount Meru - Waterfall
Hiking at Mount Meru – Waterfall

After the waterfall, it was only a short hike to the car which had come to pick us up from a picnic area.

Hiking at Mount Meru - climbing to pic nic area
Hiking at Mount Meru – climbing to pic nic area

All in all, highly recommended!

Mount Meru Waterfall Hike
Mount Meru Waterfall Hike

 

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