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About US

Luna Safari was founded with a lot of love by husband and wife team Michaela Scarr and Khalfani Sadiki,

Michaela is a British lover of Africa, its people and all things wildlife. Dreaming of sunnier shores since she was a young girl and working in the travel industry since the age of 18, Michaela spent over a decade putting together and managing volunteer projects and travel itineraries for people wanting to explore and give back to the environment and local communities all over the world prior to founding Luna Safari.

Having travelled the globe and after falling in love with Khalfani on safari beneath the glow of an African Super Moon, the call of the wild took over and she decided to set up life in Tanzania with only $500 and a dream. Michaela founded Luna Safari alongside her now loving husband and best friend Khalfani, a local Tanzanian born and bred with more passion for his country than you can imagine,

We build and deliver a maximum of 10 safari bookings per month in order to ensure we're able to continue to offer the sparkly level of personal service that we're famous for. Being here in country and being able to welcome you guys to Tanzania ourselves and to personally take care of you throughout your stay here is what makes our heart sing.

We are a dedicated and passionate family team with over 40 years of collective experience in the field. Together we work from the heart to ensure that you’ll have a true out of Africa experience you’re guaranteed never to forget. 

We live and breathe Africa and we look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful corner of the world so that you can fall in love with Tanzania, just like Michaela lost her heart here many years ago.

On behalf of Michaela, Khalfani, our little safari boy Arlo and the entire Luna Safari team, we look forward to welcoming you soon to Africa's greatest Wildlife Playground.

What we do for you

Here at Luna Safari, we understand that organising a trip like this is no easy task. Most likely an African Safari is something you’ve been dreaming of for what feels like a lifetime. We’re here to make it easy from the very start. Let us do the hard work on your behalf, nothing is too big or small.

All of our packages are tailor-made meaning we can cater to your needs and budget from the get go, with accommodation options ranging from pitching your own tent in Big Five country to luxury tented camps with sparkling infinity pools and resident elephants. We offer different treks to Africa’s highest point and you’ll have a lot of fun dancing with Maasai Warriors.

Whether you have just seven days to spare or whether you want to spend two or maybe three weeks here, we'll ensure that you experience the local wildlife, glittering beaches, majestic mountains, the deeply rich culture and endless kindness of the local people.

From the second you step off the plane in Tanzania, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and treated like family. We’ll BBQ under the stars, share stories together and ensure that your beautiful Safari and Beach Holiday with us is sprinkled with magic.

Why Us

*We are a small family-run company with a lot of heart.

*We put together a maximum of ten safari bookings per month, enabling us to continue to offer the sparkly level of personal service that we're famous for.

*We tailor-make your safari adventures exactly to your budget and time frame.

*We offer flexible bookings- date changes are 100% allowed and are 100% free. Deposits are valid for three years, so you're never at risk of losing any money should you need to move your trip.

*Our family are based here in Tanzania and will personally take care of you throughout your stay here alongside our awesome team. So if you have any problems, we're right here with you in person – this is invaluable.

*Tanzania is our home, we know it like the back of our hands and have such a deep and beautiful love for this country. We'll make sure that you experience it in the most wonderful ways possible.

*We have a range of payment methods to suit you including PayPal and Credit Card to ensure you're fully protected.

*A percentage of the cost of your trip goes directly in to our Luna Foundation, supporting children and families from some of the poorest backgrounds across Tanzania.

*We have glittering reviews on Tripadvisor, Google and various other reputable platforms. And if you'd like to be put directly in touch with some of our past safari guests to ask them directly about their experiences travelling with us, we can happily arrange that too.

* We care about our country, we care about it's people, we care about it's wildlife and we care very much about you.

Our Vehicles and Guides

You’ll travel in safety and style throughout with the use of our state-of-the-art and fully serviced 4 WD Land Cruisers.

All are equipped with a pop-up roof, purpose-built for optimal wildlife viewing and comfort, charger ports to keep the batteries alive in those all important cameras, as well as an ice cold fridge to keep your sodas and beers frosty, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing sundowner as you watch the wildlife at sunset.

Our guides, mountaineering team, and drivers are all highly experienced, having spent a combined over 40 years in the field, ensuring that you'll never miss an opportunity to spot the Big Five.

The excitement expressed by our guides on a daily basis is infectious and you’ll learn a lot along the way as well as leave with photographs you’ll treasure forever and no doubt Big Five shaped footprints all over your heart.

Your Safety

Safety is paramount.

We have experience of not only organising once-in-a-lifetime safari's for families, friends and couples, but in a previous life we also organised countless tours for gap year students and groups of young people undertaking school expeditions. We understand that safety is key and work to ensure that we deliver this in every aspect.

All of our vehicles are fully serviced, insured and checked over regularly. We pride ourselves on the professionalism and knowledge of our guides who are of course First Aid and Bush Safety trained.

Every journey or experience that we put in place for you has been fully risk assessed. We have contingency plans in place covering every eventuality so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Why book with Luna Safari?

Tailor-Made Private Tours

We specialise in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from accommodation to activities to help bring your dreams of Africa to life.

Expert advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania and England, you are able to contact a member of our Luna Safari Team 24/7.

Personal service

As a small family-run organisation, we’re able to offer the most personal service from here to Timbuktu. Our small and dedicated team will be with you from the planning stages as well as all the way through your adventure with us, right up to dropping you off at the airport at the end of your stay.

World Class Guides

Our drivers and guides are all fluent in English and have at least 10 years of guiding experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable and with no limit on drive distance, you can game drive from dawn until dusk.

Specialised safari vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with a pop up roof, camera and phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a nice cold fridge for those all important refreshments.

Full Financial Protection

We have a range of payment methods to suit whatever is convenient for you.

Our Luna Foundation

Community is at the heart of all that we do and a percentage of the cost of your trip goes directly in to our Luna Foundation, supporting children and families from some of the poorest backgrounds across Tanzania, so you can be sure you’re making a positive impact no matter your adventure choice.

Don’t just take our word for it

  • star rating  Outstanding the whole way through. Seamless organisation and planning - quick responses to all of our questions and so much flexibility in planing our itinerary.

    The Luna Team... read more

    31st October 2022
  • star rating  If you're looking for a safari and beach holiday in Tanzania and Zanzibar then I urge you to use Luna Safari. It was a pleasure to work with Michaela; simple,... read more

    25th September 2022
  • star rating  The Safari in Tanzania was definitely the highlight of my trip. With my lovely friend Luisa, we set off on our 3 day adventure to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro... read more

    22nd September 2022
  • star rating  I'm so happy we went with Luna Safari! Everything was truly exceptional from the minute we landed to our arrival to Zanzibar. I went with my husband, and... read more

    16th September 2022
  • star rating  We are on the last day of our Tanzania vacation and it was been a true joy. I was pretty overwhelmed at first when looking for Safari company’s because there... read more

    Mary Darby C
    1st September 2022
  • star rating  My family just finished an incredible life experience on this safari. Everything about this safari was exceptional!! The personal touch, attention to detail, and hands on management of Luna... read more

    29th August 2022
  • star rating  I have just got back from a mother daughter safari trip that the wonderful Luna safari organised for us. Michaela, Alfani and the gorgeous Arlo made us very welcome... read more

    13th August 2022
  • star rating  I have just returned from an amazing safari and Zanzibar trip with Luna Safari. From my first contact back in 2019 right through to my return home Michaela has always... read more

    Kerry T
    13th August 2022
  • star rating  We have just returned from the most amazing Safari/Zanzibar experience. Zanzibar we arranged independently, however if we hadn't I am sure that Luna would have made it just as... read more

    Emma S
    8th August 2022
  • star rating  Ive been dreaming of africa since childhood, planned it in 2019. and finally did it “ en famille” last month( thx , covid 🙁
    After asking several outfits for... read more

    Karen O
    2nd August 2022