Luna Safari was founded by Michaela Scarr, 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.
Having travelled the globe and having undertaken endless adventures in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the call of the wild took over and she decided to set up life in Tanzania, the world’s greatest wildlife playground and a place she had been visiting since the age of 19. It was then that Luna Safari was born. A dedicated and enthusiastic team with over 40 years of collective experience in the field. Together we work tirelessly 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 and the entire Luna Safari team, we look forward to welcoming you soon rafikis. Africa is waiting……
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. Tell us about your dreams and we’ll do the rest.
All of our packages are tailor-made meaning we can cater to your needs and budget at every corner, 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'lll 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 you complete your experience knowing you have walked a wild and epic journey of friendship and discovery.
Africa is everything to us and as well as preserving the local wildlife, we’re also committed to supporting the local people here in Tanzania. We employ local guides, drivers, chefs, and porters across our business, as well as source our vehicles, produce and equipment locally in order to further the local economy in Tanzania.
We are committed to providing employment for local people as well as ensuring fair wages all round and offering career advancement opportunities to young people, making their way in Tanzania. We are committed to the fight against poverty by creating local jobs and opportunities wherever possible. We’re a Tanzania based company and by choosing to travel with us, you’re directly helping us to work towards the fight against poverty in a developing country.
A portion of the money paid towards any tour with us is donated to our Luna Foundation, supporting local schools and children’s centres across the country. We work hands-on with each of the projects that we support to ensure that we make as positive as impact as possible. We also invite you to join us and make a few visits throughout your journey.
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 with a pop-up roof, purpose-built for optimal wildlife viewing and comfort. Fully equipped with charger ports to keep the batteries alive in those all important cameras, as well as an ice cold fridge to keep your frosty sodas and beers……allowing you to enjoy a refreshing sundowner as you watch the wildlife at sunset…. absolutely essential.
Our guides, mountaineering team, and drivers are all highly experienced, having spent over 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.
Safety is paramount. We have experience of not only organising once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, friends and couples, but also of having 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.
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 4x4 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
Seeing the Serengeti firsthand was absolutely incredible and Luna Safari is the perfect company to help you do it. Working with such a small company makes the experience so much... read more
I had the pleasure of travelling with Luna Safari when I visited Tanzania as part of an East Africa trip in winter. After reading other people's reviews, I felt fairly... read more
From the moment I contacted Michaela, she went above and beyond to make sure that myself and our group had the perfect experience. She was extremely easy to work with... read more
A holiday break is so often just that for so many. We pay. we go, we hopefully enjoy and bring back our mixed memories often both good and... read more
Thank you so much to everyone at Luna safari we had an amazing time traveling with you in Tanzania, the African sunset was wonderful. It won’t be my last time... read more
We had a trip of a lifetime with Luna Safari! Everything was so memorable and it was an amazing trip! We did the northern trek, ending at the Serengeti before... read more
My husband and I decided to book and travel with Luna Safari during a trip to Tanzania in February. And it’s safe to say we were very pleased with our... read more
I just climbed kilimanjaro and I feel so amazing right now, I can barely put it In to words. Me and a group of friends decided to do this... read more
This April we returned home from our fantastic trip to Tanzania and it been nothing short of amazing. The Safari experience can only be described as incredible... read more