Welcome Crater Explorer Tours and Safaris

 

Crater Explorer Tours and Safaris is a fully registered company owned and managed by wildlife and travel enthusiasts. We are a professional company that is well equipped to give you an unforgettable experience on exciting safaris and mountain climbing expeditions throughout East Africa including Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya and Uganda.

Our company was founded in 2015 and we are a proud member of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO). Based in Arusha, Tanzania, our experienced team has specialised in customising exciting itineraries with multiple destinations, exhilarating safari adventures and unique accommodations ranging from camping to luxury lodges. All to tailor a vacation that suits your lifestyle and budget. If you wish, we also arrange hotel bookings and domestic transfers by air, boat and land.

We are proud to say that we always maintain to provide a high level of service and value fast-paced communication. It is important to us that our guests feel in good hands.

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SAFARI

Discover the real wild side of Africa on an adventure safari, choose crater explorer that will ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. Safaris in Tanzania have something to offer to everyone. Experience the adventure of budget camping or…

TREKKING

At 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself “Kilimanjaro” is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain…

ZANZIBAR

Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. …

SAFARI

Discover the real wild side of Africa on an adventure safari, choose crater explorer that will ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. Safaris in Tanzania have something to offer to everyone. Experience the adventure of budget camping or…

TREKKING

At 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself “Kilimanjaro” is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain…

ZANZIBAR

Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. …
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POPULAR SAFARI PACKAGES

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 01: Tarangire national park After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, Tarangire national parak is the one of famous park in Tanzania with Large number of Elephants and Baobab trees,after game drive your driver…

6 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 01: Arusha -Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, after game drive your driver will drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight. Day 02: Serengeti After breakfast drive to Serengeti national park via…

4 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 01: Arusha -Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, after game drive your driver will drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight. Day 02:Serengeti National park Distance: 220km Game viewing 2 – 3 hours…

5 Days Tanzania lodge Safari

Day 01: Tarangire national park After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive  with packed lunch boxes, Tarangire national parak  is the one of famous park in Tanzania with Large  number of Elephants..

4 DAYS TANZANIA LODGE SAFARI

Day 01: Arusha -Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, after game drive your driver will drive to Twiga Lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 02:Serengeti National park Distance: 220km.

3 DAYS TANZANIA LODGE SAFARI

Day 01:Serengeti National park Distance: 220km Game viewing 2 – 3 hours Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hours After breakfast, your driver will drive you to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro conservation..

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POPULAR SAFARI PACKAGES

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 01: Tarangire national park After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, Tarangire national parak is the one of famous park in Tanzania with Large number of Elephants and Baobab trees,after game drive your driver…

6 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 01: Arusha -Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, after game drive your driver will drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight. Day 02: Serengeti After breakfast drive to Serengeti national park via…

4 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 01: Arusha -Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, after game drive your driver will drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight. Day 02:Serengeti National park Distance: 220km Game viewing 2 – 3 hours…

5 Days Tanzania lodge Safari

Day 01: Tarangire national park After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive  with packed lunch boxes, Tarangire national parak  is the one of famous park in Tanzania with Large  number of Elephants..

4 DAYS TANZANIA LODGE SAFARI

Day 01: Arusha -Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for the game drive with packed lunch boxes, after game drive your driver will drive to Twiga Lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 02:Serengeti National park Distance: 220km.

3 DAYS TANZANIA LODGE SAFARI

Day 01:Serengeti National park Distance: 220km Game viewing 2 – 3 hours Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hours After breakfast, your driver will drive you to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro conservation..

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POPULAR TREKKING PACKAGES

8 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING LEMOSHO ROUTE

DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO FOREST CAMP •Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft •Distance: 6 km •Hiking Time:3-4 hours •Habitat: Rain Forest We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho…

7 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING MACHAME ROUTE

DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO FOREST CAMP •Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft •Distance: 6 km •Hiking Time:3-4 hours •Habitat: Rain Forest We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho…

7 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING RONGAI ROUTE

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the…

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING RONGAI ROUTE

Day 1 Rongai route 6 days – Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves Camp (2600m) Hiking time: 5 hours Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers Habitat: Montane Forest After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Marangu Gate…

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING MACHAME ROUTE

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile. Compared to other six day routes, the Machame route exposes the climber to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kickstarts the…

5 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING MARANGU ROUTE

Day 1: Arusha (1400 m) – Marangu gate at (1,980 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m) Walking approx. 12 km in 5 hours over montane forest and low alpine zone (moorland). After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, we will pick you up and drive to Marangu gate via Moshi town &…

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POPULAR TREKKING PACKAGES

8 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING LEMOSHO ROUTE

DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO FOREST CAMP •Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft •Distance: 6 km •Hiking Time:3-4 hours •Habitat: Rain Forest We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho…

7 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING MACHAME ROUTE

DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO FOREST CAMP •Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft •Distance: 6 km •Hiking Time:3-4 hours •Habitat: Rain Forest We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho…

7 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING RONGAI ROUTE

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the…

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING RONGAI ROUTE

Day 1 Rongai route 6 days – Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves Camp (2600m) Hiking time: 5 hours Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers Habitat: Montane Forest After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Marangu Gate…

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING MACHAME ROUTE

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile. Compared to other six day routes, the Machame route exposes the climber to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kickstarts the…

5 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING MARANGU ROUTE

Day 1: Arusha (1400 m) – Marangu gate at (1,980 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m) Walking approx. 12 km in 5 hours over montane forest and low alpine zone (moorland). After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, we will pick you up and drive to Marangu gate via Moshi town &…

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TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS

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TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS

  • star rating  It was a wonderful trip for me!!! I was solo traveling and the agency helped me with everything. They will arrange a joint group with full capacity of 6 people.... read more

    JING W
    December 28, 2022

    star rating  We did the 3 days camping safari, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Emanuel was great, he responded to my emails within 10mins. The driver and guide Frank was amazing. He studied flora... read more

    maticur
    December 21, 2022

    star rating  Did a 3 day camping Safari (Ngorogoro and Serengeti), Emanuel is really helpful and easily reachable.
    Everything went well.

    Wilson L
    December 20, 2022
  • star rating  I had Serengeti 4nights 5days tour from 4th Dec. It was incredable time!! Emanuel, the operator, prepared all the schedule and found/sent my missing luggage from air port!(stupid Ethiopian... read more

    hyo282
    December 15, 2022

    star rating  I chose this safari because of the positive reviews. I can confirm they are all true and you can trust it. Me and my wife, we decided to go for... read more

    jos_mar_ab809
    December 7, 2022

    star rating  Seriously the best value for your money...It was everything described and more! This truely is a great company to book with. Emmanuel the co-ordinator looked after everything from the... read more

    HapyXplorer
    December 6, 2022
  • star rating  We did a 3 day, 2 night safari (Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater) with Crater Explorer, Tours, and Safaris and LOVED it! Emanuel was super helpful in communicating with us before hand, answering... read more

    helenavB1903KR
    December 5, 2022

    star rating  Based on the good reviews we decided for this operator and a group safari over three days with Serengeti and ngorogoro crater. We chose the luxurious option and it was... read more

    SandyQuartey
    December 4, 2022

    star rating  Emanuel took care of all safari since the first contact on WhatsApp. Pick me up at the airport and at the end of the safari drive, he left me back... read more

    renatobrasilia_13
    December 3, 2022
  • star rating  We looked for a great option to go on a 3 days safari that covered Serengeti as well as Ngorogoro Crater and found Crater Explorer Tours via safari bookings. I... read more

    208mirellae
    December 3, 2022

    star rating  We did 4 days of safari (3 nights). It was a wonderful experience. we visited Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
    We saw so many animals. Each of the three parks... read more

    GiadaS237
    December 2, 2022

    star rating  We opted for 3 day camping safari from 14-16 November 2022.

    1. All arrangements as advertised by the operator. Emmanuel organised everything perfectly.
    2. Game drive was absolutely amazing!... read more

    amodhserrao
    November 29, 2022
  • star rating  Exellent Safari! They were flexible and everything was very good planed. Nice and friendly tourguide and very good food.

    Q7939ZCveram
    November 27, 2022

    star rating  Starting with prompt responses for our questions, on time pickup every time, very friendly approach and spot on description of upcoming activities, this was simply perfect service for spent money.... read more

    G5768UKpetrs
    November 20, 2022

    star rating  We did the 4 days Safari Tour including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Excellent guide, good hotels and nice fellow passengers.

    606sebastiani
    November 4, 2022
  • star rating  Everything was well planned and executed. From the initial accommodation to the transportation, I was confident it would be a smooth trip. Everyone was really professional, friendly, and helpful, and... read more

    864chelseai
    October 27, 2022

    star rating  Had an amazing experience! Everything was very well planned and on time. The food was delicious and the whole experience was incredible! Highly recommend these guys!

    brianned254
    October 27, 2022

    star rating  ‏We did a 3 days at the Safari. Emmanuel was very helpful from start to finish. He had take care for a transfer picked us up at the airport and... read more

    sarahoC1036TB
    October 25, 2022
  • star rating  We had beautiful experience once we are in safari in Serengeti National Park. Our guide John made sure we took pictures of lions while are mating, it was... read more

    Georgemallon
    October 14, 2022

    star rating  In one word: amazing. We got to see more than we ever anticipated to see beforehand. Our driver John was more than a driver. He knew where to go and... read more

    285gijsv
    October 14, 2022

    star rating  We did a 4 days Safari. We really enjoy it..
    John was our guide and there’s no words to explain how nice he was with us.
    We stayed... read more

    anamR966MN
    September 28, 2022
  • star rating  Emmanuel was very great and helpful with getting us the information we needed! The tours were amazing great driver and cook!! An experience that i will never forget! Thank you... read more

    BRxTxSH
    September 25, 2022

    star rating  I've done the 7 day Lemosho route to Kilimanjaro with Crater Explorer, it was everything and more that I hoped for!
    Emanuel quickly answered all my questions during the planning... read more

    Toschw
    September 20, 2022

    star rating  Amazing trip
    Well organized, the guide went above and beyond so we can get the good pictures of all the animals
    Unforgettable experience, highly recommend

    takouab2022
    September 17, 2022
  • star rating  Fantastic experience. We've booked 6 days 5 nights join-in camping safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Everything went as planned. Owner of the company, Emanuel, was very responsive to... read more

    VodaRafiki
    September 17, 2022

    star rating  Very happy with the overall service from Crater Explorers, Emmanuel was very friendly from the beginning and very obliging to all our requests. We chose the 5-day Safari, were met... read more

    I8998NHnicolab
    September 14, 2022

    star rating  Emmanuel was very helpful from start to finish. We did a 5 day safari and it was excellent. Our transfer picked us up at the airport and drove us to... read more

    Tommy23379008651555
    September 14, 2022
  • star rating  We did a 4 days, 3 nights camping safari which was organized through Crater Explorer. They are a small company with 5 employees and cooperate with another company to fill... read more

    Belchy666
    September 14, 2022

    star rating  We booked a 3 days 2 nights Safari (tarangire, mayanra and ngorogoro)
    It was the best experience, the guide was amazing, full of knowledge and experience and we didn't give... read more

    orianeL49
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  The trip was a blast. The lodge we stayed at was good and the food was constantly delicious. You will eat more than you can imagine. The guide was very... read more

    U7002SDalexp
    September 11, 2022