About us

About us

About 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.

We are passionate about Africa and believe that our diverse cultures, landscapes, and wildlife are our greatest assets. Therefore, it is important for us to offer responsible and sustainable tourism. We endeavour to introduce our clients to the natural wonders and beauty of Africa as well as more obvious tourist attractions.

We also offer Eco-tourism training and research, volunteering, trekking, bird watching, cultural tourism, beach holidays and honey moons at the Island of Zanzibar, Pangani and Bagamoyo. Moreover, we organise and arrange Kiswahili learning programs and Safaris and community support.

Crater Explorer Tours and Safaris is also listed in SafariBooking.com


Emanuel Julius

Emanuel Julius

Director - Crater Explorer

Jenipher Michael

Jenipher Michael

Manager - Crater Explorer





  • star rating  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

    March 2, 2023

    star rating  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

    February 26, 2023

    star rating  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

    February 24, 2023
  • star rating  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

    February 19, 2023

    star rating  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

    February 14, 2023

    star rating  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

    February 6, 2023
  • star rating  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

    February 6, 2023

    star rating  excellent job ! Excellent team ! Best prices / best accommodations. They take care about you.
    I will recommend to all my friends

    February 3, 2023

    star rating  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
  • star rating  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

    January 25, 2023

    star rating  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

    star rating  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

    January 11, 2023
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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.

    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

    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!

    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

    October 25, 2022