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About Bush and Forest Explorers

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Bush and Forest Explorers is a responsible travel company that values and celebrates the environment, ensures our clients receive the best care and attention with safety paramount, combined with quality equipment, facilities, superb cuisine, medical services, the highest trained staff; and reinvests in the local community, particularly through good conditions for our staff

Our ethically, socially, ecologically and environmentally founded Safari Company, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru trekking company is locally owned and based in Arusha and Moshi Tanzania, East Africa. 

Our bush and forest equipment is brand new and of the highest quality. We have the fleet of our Modern safaris vehicles. We maintain the highest standards in service delivery and our strategic partnership with Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue to ensure that client’s safety needs are foremost. Bush and Forest Explorers maintain membership with the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) and Leave No Trace, who’s principles we apply to all our operations.

Nothing is left to chance in ensuring that the customer experience is of the highest standards. We have a strong business model and a strong commitment to capacity building and sharing technical expertise with our indigenous population through access to employment, training, quality living wage and improved living conditions. Labor and consumables are all sourced locally in order to ensure a sustainable and localized business model.

Bush and Forest Explorers team are paid a decent living wage (this does not occur with budget operators), update equipment regularly to maintain the highest standards of customer standards and care, offer a quality menu and ensure that we meet the highest safety standards with no compromise on client or crew safety.


Bush and Forest Explorers team is committed to providing the highest standard of trekking and expedition so travelers can experience a trip of a lifetime.

Not only will we exceed the service delivery of our competitors our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations. This goal is achieved on many levels:


Equipment choice has been based on extensive research to ensure we provide the highest possible quality and offer “better than the rest” services. Equipment and service delivery is outstanding.


Safety of our customers is paramount and reflected in the training and capabilities of our guides to render assistance should it be required.

Partnerships have been established with the world’s best medical and evacuation service providers to ensure that in cases of emergencies our clients receive the highest possible level of care.


We are committed to offering “green” treks and “leave no trace” principles of mountain ethics and removing all our waste from campsites, including human waste from higher campsites where waste does not break down.


We ensure that all of our team members are treated fairly with respect and dignity, well clothed, equipped and paid a decent living wage that surpasses the majority of companies offering treks on Kilimanjaro.

Guides and porters want to work for Bush and Forest Explorers and their excitement, enthusiasm and commitment to the company flow into the way they perform their duties, interact with customers and portray a quality, positive company image.


Bush and Forest Explorers’ mission is to promote and provide sustainable ecologically and ethically based expeditions that provide lasting benefits to Tanzania, its people, resources and magnificent mountains. We don’t just “try” to reduce our impact or “pledge” to: we’re working on it all the time. It’s just what we do, it’s in our DNA.

When making all strategic and operational decisions we take into account ethical and social issues, biodiversity and sustainability. It is our goal to continually reduce our own environmental impact. And while we believe that actions will always speak louder than words, we acknowledge that sometimes words are required – so here are some of the principles that guide us – our Eco policy if you like.


We seek to reduce the impacts of our own activities, through, for example:

  1. No campfires
  2. All human waste is removed using Clean Mountain Can
  3. Utilize environmentally friendly Re-stop Urine Bags along the trek for responsible disposal in general waste containers
  4. Rechargeable batteries for all lighting and communication devices
  5. Clean all mountain and safari camps and take out more than we produce
  6. Employing local tribesman and woman indigenous to Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru
  7. Purchase local sustainable grown vegetables and fruits from farmers on the mountain slopes
  8. Operate a paperless company (conserve forests by not mailing out bulky environmentally unfriendly catalogues).

Socialize and train our trekking team to be passionate Eco Warriors and implement our Eco Credentials.


At the heart of Leave No Trace is an educational message that encourages us as trekkers to understand the consequences of our actions, and challenges us to make good choices when we undertake our activities in the outdoors. The Leave No Trace program uses a framework of seven principles to guide us towards better choices. Bush and Forest Explorers endorses the Leave No Trace message and aims to adhere to Leave No Trace during all treks. We have incorporated Leave No Trace into our guide and porter training schemes and ask our trekkers to align themselves with these principles.

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Introducing Tanzania Cultural Exchange trips.

Bush and Forest Explorers has teamed up with Travel for Charity Tanzania to help you connect with local people and get to discover the local culture which practiced in the country.