3 Days Mount Meru Trekking
Day 1: After breakfast depart Arusha about 8:30 a.m
drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs).
Day 2: After breakfast we proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle.
This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
Day 3: Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt big Meru peak.
Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. Then short rest and leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba). On the way to Momella back Arusha.
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS
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
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
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
excellent job ! Excellent team ! Best prices / best accommodations. They take care about you.
I will recommend to all my friends
February 3, 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
Amazing company. Good communication and an wonderful guide. The places where we have stayed are incredible. We saw the big 5 and a lot of other animals.
January 23, 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
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
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 to my flight. Super recommend his service.
December 3, 2022
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 cannot recommend booking this operator enough. Starting with an extremely fast, friendly and reliable communication by Emanuel (organiser) we felt extremely well taken care of in every aspect of the tour. He picked us up at the airport and brought us to our very nice first hotel in Arusha. The next morning we were picked up by our amazing driver/guide (also Emanuel) and our lovely chef (yes, also Emanuel). All the timings went exactly as planned and once we had collected the other members of our little safari group our journey started. We did 2 days in Serengeti and 1 in the Ngorogoro crater. I cannot count how many animals we have seen, but it was definitely all to the knowledge of the best guide, that we found all the right spots and even witnessed a full on lion pride hunting scene! We must have asked a million questions and Emanuel had every answer. We learned so much and we could feel his love and passion for the animals and his job, even after doing it for 16 years! He is also a great driver and we always felt safe. The food our lovely chef prepared for us was delicious on every occasion and more than enough! We had booked a luxury lodge option and both nights our accommodation was incredible, but the camping spots looked like a great and fun option too. All in all I can say this was a once in a lifetime experience and for sure some of the most beautiful days of my life! I would go again in a heartbeat. Thank you to all the team!
December 3, 2022
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 is unique and different from the others. The guides were really very good, telling us various information about the parks and animals. The chef cooked for us a delicious food all time different.
We chose accommodation in the lodges, all very beautiful and welcoming. On our last night at Serena Ngorongoro Lodge, the location and the view were a real surprise, especially the sunrise view over the crater. In the Serengeti I decided to sleep in a tent, it was a really exciting experience. I recommend it for lovers of adventure and wild life. During the night we heard and saw different animals and a wonderful starry sky. Emmanuel was great at planning our tour and very accommodating despite our snags with flight changes.
December 2, 2022
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 Needs to be experienced for itself.
3. Great food by Emmanuel (different from the organiser) & a good description of the overall flora/ fauna by David (driver-guide).
4. Good arrangements at the campsite.
Overall a great experience!
November 29, 2022
Exellent Safari! They were flexible and everything was very good planed. Nice and friendly tourguide and very good food.
November 27, 2022
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 The safaris were great guided by expierenced person, camping was fun and well provided and food was excellent. I recommend this company wholeheartedly!
November 20, 2022
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 made sure the experience was top notch. The food was beyond my expectations and Serava (the guide) made sure everyone was happy and comfortable.
October 27, 2022
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!
October 27, 2022
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 drove us to our hotel in Arusha. We had a tour guid and a cook with us all the camping. Don’t miss this, it’s an amazing, absolutely recommend.
October 25, 2022