3 Day Walking Safari In Mahale Mountains Park
Day 1: Transfer To Mahale Mountains National Park
- Transfer to Kigoma town from Dar by a flight to arrive around mid day
- Pick up upon arrival at the airport and take a boat safari to the mountains
- Go for chimpanzee tracking in the forest to spot the remaining apes
- In the evening, transfer to the booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay
Day 2: Full Day Chimpanzee Tracking And Boat Safari
- Go for a day’s game view in the beautiful mountains to come across with more chimpanzees
- Get a chance to see a variety of bird species in the beautiful forest
- Break for a picnic lunch
- Do an afternoon boat safari in the lake while admiring its spectacular views and some fishing
- Return to the hotel for dinner and sleep
Day 3: Transfer To Arusha
- Leave at 6:00 a.m for an early walking safari in the forest displaying many flora and fauna species
- Return to the hotel by 9:00 for breakfast and shower
- Checkout the hotel and go for a boat safari back to Kigoma town
- Upon arrival, drive to the airport for a flight back to Arusha
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS
Emanuel is a super nice guy. He is always in contact and arranges everything effectively and efficiently. The Safari trip was just awesome!!! We saw all big fives and other... read more interesting actions, like chameleon changing color, gazelles fighting, even two lioness about to hunt warthogs. If you want a Safari trip, don’t hesitate and just call Emanuel!
May 11, 2023
We were in a group of six and had a great time viewing the animals in the safari park.I was here in 1966.This time it was wonderful to see the... read more park in its new set up.Emanuel was a great host and had a briefing the day before the safari commenced.He made us comfortable in answering all our questions regarding accommodation in the lodges and diet for the three days.Keep it up you are a great ambassador for Safaris in Arusha.
May 2, 2023
It was our first safari and it was amazing! Emmanuel has organised everything prior to arrival, was very easy to communicate with and was always on time for every transfer/... read more pick up. Our tour guide, Omar, made sure that we could see the most of the animals that we wanted to see and new the names of every possible animal/bird. The food served was beyond the expectations, just amazing!
April 22, 2023
The views were so amazing, the staff so friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Emmuel for his support and kindness.
April 14, 2023
I had a really fantastic safari tour through Crater Explorer. I was worried because it was the rainy season in April, but the weather was so nice. And... read more the food and camping were all perfect and I will never forget the night spent with the animals. And everyone, including the guide and chef who toured with us, was so kind. I will definitely do a safari tour through Crater Explorer again next time.
April 12, 2023
We had a great time with Emmanuel ,I think Crater Explorer tours and Safari is one of the few ,that help you to get into the safari experience.We had a... read more 3 day safari in Serengeti park and Ngorongoro crater .We saw all the animals in the park, and saw 3 rhinos ,which is very rare to find in park. The food was very tasty and good, and the driver was very friendly to us.
(George and Alexandra)
April 7, 2023
5 stars like the Big 5 (and many more animals) which I saw on a 4-days safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire mid-March 2023. The tents were upgraded to beds... read more on 2 of the 3 camping nights 🙂
March 16, 2023
We booked with Emmanuel and Crater Explorer, and It was the best decision we made (We Alexandra &George) are so thankful for this so we'll organized safari. Emmanuel is so... read more helpful and ready to help you with any problem that arises, my card was blocked when we arrived in Arusha, and we needed some simcards, so he paid it for us and found a guy to provide them, and told us when we can get cash again to pay him later, a life saver. The safari experience just amazing!The cook , omg the food , so delicious!! We saw almost all wildlife you expect to see! And for the first night that we were supposed to have a camping night, they upgraded us to a lodge with rooms.
Thank you so much for everything Crater Explorer, we totally recommend them!!!!
March 13, 2023
We had a great time with Emmanuel, he helped us out with everything, I think Crater Explorer tours and safari is one of the best companies for safaris.we had the... read more opportunity to see all the animals, even saw 3 rhinos in ,
Thank you for everything again
( George and Alexandra)
March 13, 2023
The Guide Bryan and Pascal are the BEST THANK YOU .
We found all Animals and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner was great.
March 11, 2023
It's very rare for me to give Excellent review, but Emmanuel and Crater Explorer deserve best rating.
Everything was perfect and without one complain. He came at the airport... read more and leave us in very decent hotel downtown. 3 days safari was amazing, we saw almost all animals, you can see there, safari guide was excellent, tried to find as much as possible animals, even it was necessary to go out of the road. Food was suprisingly good for ''safari conditions''.
All in all, thank you Emmanuel for such life experience
March 2, 2023
We (Caroline and Michael) had a 3-Day wonderful Safari that we will never forget. The planning and the communication in advance with Emanuel from Crater Explorer was great and everything... read more was perfectly prepared. In Tansania he was available all the time and took care of everything (we lost a pocket somewhere at a Lodge and he arranged the transport of it, while we were on Safari, to the place we stayed afterwards, thanks for that again). He also arranged a city tour in Arusha for us. Best recommendation.
February 26, 2023
We chose Emmanuel and Crater Explorer Tours and Safaris for a 3 day safari in Serengeti park and Ngorongoro crater. We came for our honeymoon and we thank Emmanuel from... read more the bottom of our hearts for his perfect organisation. We were taken care of from start to finish (our luggage was lost and Emmanuel brought it back to us within 24 hours) and the group on our safari was really great. A great guide Samuel and a chef Noel who I highly recommend. Do not hesitate to choose them, you will not be disappointed
February 24, 2023
The tour experience over the 3-day trek was outstanding. Although I was a solo at the outset, joined other small trekking groups heading up the mountain.
The tour... read more operator's team closely monitors the pace and events throughout the experience.
Highly recommend the tour operator.
February 19, 2023
Our plans included a six-day climb to Kilimanjaro and three days of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari for four. I corresponded with Emanuel for a long time to get a complete... read more picture of the organization and a suitable price. Emanuel answered almost instantly to all questions, gave a clear explanation. As a result, everything planned came true. A team of 15 people climbed Kilimanjaro with us. They worked amazingly. I would especially like to mention the guides Mao and Baraka. There was a wonderful guide in Safari - Massai Jackson. The company worked clearly. Prices are slightly lower than others. I highly recommend
February 14, 2023
Jambo we had an amazing 4 days Safari with Crater Explore! We have seen sooo many animals and everything was perfectly planned for us. Booking was totally easy and... read more Emanuel helped us to make our trip to something very special! The food was also really good and changed every day! We decided us for a Camping Adventure so we slept in tent's -the quality of them was also really good! We can highly recommend Crater Explorer Tours!! Asante
February 6, 2023
We have made a 4 days Safaritour.
We visit the Tarangire, Serengeti Nationalpark and the Ngorongoro Crater. We saw so many animals very close, ist was sooo amazing.... read more It was soo much better, than I have expected. The organisation, the campingsides and the food was very good. It was the best trip I have ever made!!!!
February 6, 2023
Emanuel and his team were friendly, competent and well organized at any time! We enjoyed our 3-day-Safari a lot and can really recommend booking a tour with crater explorer!
January 26, 2023
Great tour. Such an amazing experience which I’ll never forget. Got to see all the animals we could ever wish for. The guide was great, and Emanuel made things real... read more easy booking the trip.
January 25, 2023
We booked a five day safari camping tour and everything was very well organized.
Emanuel picked us up at the airport and gave us a indepth briefing about... read more the upcoming days at the hotel. The safari was well organized. Our guide, Aaron, was very experienced and our passionate chef, Nathanael (he is the best!), cooked very delicious food. The safari car was well equipped with cozy seats, a fridge with cool drinks, plugs to charge the smartphone and WiFi. For us it was a unique experience where we met many great people and got to expierince the beautiful wilderness of Africa. It was definitely worth the price.
January 11, 2023
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 A chef will travel with you cooking lunch and dinner at campsite, foods are so abundant and good taste. Tour guide is very friendly and warm. I did a 4 days 3nights trip with fantastic memory in the national parks, seeing every animal I expected before.
December 28, 2022
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 & fauna and know everything what we asked. He also spotted every animal while driving. The food was like 5 stars hotel.
December 21, 2022
Did a 3 day camping Safari (Ngorogoro and Serengeti), Emanuel is really helpful and easily reachable.
Everything went well.
December 20, 2022
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 air!!rrr) Pascal, the driver, could find all animals and drove every where in Serengeti. Also, he knows everything about animals! Emanuel, the shef, he prepared verious meals every time, I could gain fat during the wild life!
All experience was much better than my expactation. Thank you a lot!!!!
December 15, 2022
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 the 3 days safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro. They took care of us from the moment we got it touch and helped me solving doubts, questions and things prior, during and after the safari. They pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel (night before and after the safari included, also nice breakfast). Emmanuel (the owner) meets you at the hotel on your arrival and explains everything about the safari. Next day, Pascal (the driver - guide) and Emmanuel (the chef) pick you up for the safari. They are simply amazing. Pascal is very nice and has a big knowledge about everything (also a good English). Emmanuel is a lovely chef, you will be surprise with the food, I promise.
Lovely time if you are alone, in a couple or in a family. We got to know a group of 4 different people from different nationalities and it was all fun. We enjoyed a lot together finding the animals and visiting this lovely side of the world.
100% recommended. They will solve any potential issue you could have. They really care.
December 7, 2022
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 minute we got off the plane until he dropped us back off.
So very thankful for the characters and hospitality of our driver and chef. Pascel (our driver) was so knowledgeable and shared much with us. He treated us to an amazing game drive experience and his eyes for spotting wildlife was uncanny! Our chef Emmanuel (different from organizer) treated us like royalty and definitely knows how to cook. He surprised me from the minute he pulled out our first lunch. And oh that smile
Do not hesitate to book with these guys!!
December 6, 2022
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 any questions and concerns we had. He met us at the hotel the evening we arrived, and was there the morning of our safari, introducing us to our guide and our cook. Pascal was an awesome guide, full of information on the animals, trees, plants, and more. He made sure we were comfortable and got the best out of our time. Our cook, Emanuel (another Emanuel) was incredible! We had so much delicious food and he spent so much time making sure we were well fed and taken care of. We saw lots of animals, and the trip was an affordable price! All in all, it was a great experience! I would highly recommend this company!
December 5, 2022
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 totally worth it. At night it was cold and a tent was not enough for us.
The Serengeti has a lot of animals and you can see almost the complete big 5 on the first day. Our driver Emanuel knew the best places and drove quickly and safely. In addition, he was able to explain a lot about the animals, so that our three-day safari flew by. You always start at seven in the morning and you need a sweater then. During the day it is always warm.
After our landing in Arusha we were picked up by the operator Emanuel (yes the names are the same) and brought to the hotel. There the briefing took place and we paid directly everything in cash in dollars. In Germany, the communication went smoothly via WhatsApp.
The tented lodges are very comfortable and in ngorogoro crater we were even in a real hotel on top level with views over the crater from the room.
Lunch at the campsites was balanced, warm and delicious. From the lodges you can also take lunch boxes. In the evenings in the accommodations there were large buffets.
We could also spontaneously visit a Maasai village, which was not booked before and then cost 10 dollars. In return, we were allowed to take as many photos and videos as we wanted. In addition, one jumps with them and and can be explained by them in their huts their life.
All staff was very nice and there were no communication problems. You hear a lot about tipping and our operator said directly that they don't expect tips. However, we tipped upon departure from each lodge and upon return in Arusha. Any amount is possible. Recommended is at least $10 per safari participant per day each to the driver and cook. We tipped more because we were so satisfied. Both dollars and shillings were no problem. Euros are also possible, but the people in Tanzania have little use for them.
We were extremely satisfied with Crater Explorer, Tours and Safaris and I recommend this operator if you do not want to worry and enjoy the animals and nature.
December 4, 2022