Mt. Meru lies just outside the city of Arusha in Tanzania. It is the third largest mountain in sub saharan Africa (after Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro) and is an active stratovolcano. The climb takes a taxing 3 days to reach the summit at 4562.13m over steep rocky terrain. The views of the ash crater and Kilimanjaro to the east are spectacular. It is necessary for groups to be accompanied by an armed Ranger due to the buffalo that freely range Arusha National Park.
Ascending via the worlds 3rd highest cliff face
Celebrations at the summit
Tricky descent with views of the ash crater and Kilimanjaro (far right) in the clouds and mist
No trip to Tanzania would be complete without a safari, lion hunts are rare but you never know when you might get lucky!
It seems cruel but it’s survival of the fittest and the two piglets that escaped will have a much better chance of survival with more protection from their parents.