Wake up in Arusha! Take in your surroundings…an ancient and now dormant volcano, Mount Meru stands as a striking backdrop beside downtown Arusha. Dense villages and farms cover Meru’s verdant foothills, whose volcanic soil provides fertile grounds for scores of banana trees, coffee fields, flower plantations, vegetable gardens, and other farms. At 14,977 feet, Meru is Tanzania’s second tallest mountain next to Kilimanjaro and the fifth tallest in all of Africa. It takes its name from the Meru tribe that has long lived on its slopes. It is sometimes endearingly called “Kilimanjaro’s little cousin.”
Today is an R&R day and yours to fill as you choose: relax at the lodge (take a dip in the pool and enjoy the verandahs with views of the lush surroundings) or inquire about the activities Rivertrees Country Inn can organize for you.
In the late afternoon, we will meet up for a talk by Adam on the history of Tanzania, chat about our safari ahead and then tuck into a tasty dinner.
RIVERTREES COUNTRY INN (Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D))