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Meru Mountain

The Meru Mountains, also known simply as Mount Meru, are located in Tanzania, East Africa. The mountain is part of the Arusha National Park and lies within the eastern branch of the East African Rift system. Mount Meru is the second highest peak in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at an elevation of 4,562 meters (14,968 feet) above sea level.

Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano, though it has not erupted in over a century. The mountain offers stunning scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and challenging trekking opportunities. The trek to the summit typically takes three to four days and passes through various ecological zones, including lush rainforests, alpine meadows, and barren volcanic landscapes.

The summit of Mount Meru offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including glimpses of Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days. While Mount Meru is less famous than Kilimanjaro, it is a popular alternative for trekkers seeking a less crowded and more challenging climbing experience.

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