Kilimanjaro & Mt Meru

Ever since I’ve been moochin’ around on this planet, Mt Kilimanjaro has always been a goal. A giant peak all on its own. I thought I’d better bag it before the sun licks all the icing off.

Mt Kilimanjaro from Mt Meru, Tanzania, AfricaMt Kilimanjaro from Mt Meru summit

Mt Meru from Kilimanjaro

Mt Meru from Mt Kilimanjaro summit

Warming up on its smaller neighbour, Mt Meru, Tanzania did not disappoint. Here are some facts:

Mt Meru – 4566m, 5th highest peak in Africa (according to the sign at the top), thought to be the resting place of Noah’s Ark (I didn’t see it), first summited 1904, last eruption 1910.

Kilimanjaro – 5895m, highest peak in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, highest freestanding volcano in the world, comprises three cones; Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi, first summited 1889, cricket has been played in the crater, it has a beer named after it.

Mt Meruthe hike

Mt Kilimanjarothe hike

Flora and fauna of Tanzania