Saddle Huts campsite


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Altitude: 3566 mamsl (metres above mean sea level)

The second camp encountered along the only route to the summit of Mt. Meru, consisting of lodges/houses that are split into several dormitory style rooms.

Each room is capable of housing up to 4 people, and there also is a mess hall, guide and porter accommodations as well as a camp ranger's office.

No self contained rooms are available, and the camp is mostly used for accommodation by climbers on the second night of a 4 day trek to the summit.

Except on special route variations, most climbers do not use this camp while descending. Most opt to rest at Miriakamba huts.

What to do thereTake a rest of after a long climb, with an optional acclimatization hike to little Meru.

Also hiking, bird watching, camping, lodging, picnics, photo opportunities.

Best time to visitAny time not in the rainy seasons of March to June every year.

Location of Saddle Huts campsite

Saddle huts sit on the saddle between little Meru and mount Meru's main peak.

It also is inside Arusha national park, amidst the heath region of mount Meru's northern slopes.

How to get thereBy hiking from Miriakamba huts, a half day's trek uphil.
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