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About US

Awarded Best Safari Company for three years running 2022, 2023 & 2024, Luna Safari was founded with a lot of love by husband and wife team Michaela and Alfani.


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 over and after falling in love with Alfani 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 Alfani, a local Tanzanian born and bred with more passion for his country than you can imagine,


We're often asked why Michaela & Alfani named their little family company Luna Safari – it was to give thanks to the moon for bringing them together and the rest is history.


At Luna Safari Michaela & Alfani build and deliver a maximum of 10 wild and wonderful safari adventures per month in order to ensure they're able to continuously offer the sparkly level of personal service that they're famous for. Being here in country and being able to welcome you guys to Tanzania themselves and to personally take care of you throughout your stay here is what makes a Luna Safari truly a cut above the rest. The care we provide is totally unrivalled, meaning you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.


We are a dedicated and passionate family team with almost 50 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 our breathtaking 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, Alfani, our little safari boys Arlo & Milo and the entire Luna Safari team, with open arms, we welcome you in to the wild.

Small Scale & Luxurious with exceptional service

What we do for you

Here at Luna Safari, we understand that witnessing the Big Five in the wild is likely 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,

We know what logistically makes the best sense, using our experience and expertise to lovingly craft the perfect itinerary – maximizing every moment of your time here in Africa.

All of the itineraries found throughout our website are fully customizable. We cam also put together special itineraries from scratch based upon your timeframe, budget and dreams for your trip.

You'll enjoy continuity throughout and most likely feel like you're planning your trip with an old friend since the people you talk to upon enquiry and planning are the same people you'll meet when you land here in Big Five country.

All of the accommodations we offer are fully tried and tested. They're loved not only by our safari guests but also by us as a family. We have toured the whole country and have carefully selected the most breathtaking luxury camps and lodges from the bush to the beach. Think sparkling infinity pools with resident elephants while you fall asleep beneath luxury canvas and elegant beach hideaways aside the glittering Indian Ocean.

From the second you step off the plane in Tanzania and are greeted with that warm African heat, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by us and treated like family throughout.

For a beautifully well thought out, caringly crafted African Dream Safari, there's nothing else out there quite like Luna Safari.

Here at Luna Safari, we understand that witnessing the Big Five in the wild is likely 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,

All of the itineraries found throughout our website are fully customizable. We cam also put together special itineraries from scratch based upon your timeframe, budget and dreams for your trip.

Why Us

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

We're an award Winning Safari Company, having been named Best African Safari Company in the Travel & Tourism Awards by Luxury Life, Best Family Run Safari Company in the MEA Business Awards and we're Tripadvsior Travelers Choice Winners two years running for both 2023 & 2024. An akolade only awarded to the top 10% of companies on the site.

We lovingly deliver a maximum of ten safari bookings per month, enabling us to continuously offer the sparkly level of personal care service that we're famous for.

*We can tailor-make your safari adventures exactly to specifications and will offer advice and suggestions along the way to ensure your trip is everything you dream and more

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 award winning 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 and Credit Card and bank transfer 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.

A lot of our guests decide on us based on word of mouth recommendations from friends and family. Testament to the exceptionally high quality safari adventures that we provide.

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

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 360 degree 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 roam free from sunrise until sunset.

Our guides, mountaineering team, and drivers are all highly experienced, having spent a combined almost 50 years in the field, ensuring that you'll never miss an opportunity to spot the Big Five and take is every breathtaking moment.

We carry on board our famous and much loved hot lunch hampers, so that you can enjoy piping hot and freshly prepared meals, no matter where we are on the road.

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.

We're a young family ourselves with two beautiful little boys Arlo & Milo and base every safety decision for our guests on the same decisions we would make it it were for our own child or loved one. You're in incredibly caring hands.

All of our vehicles are fully serviced, insured and checked over thoroughly prior to every safari. We pride ourselves on the professionalism and the 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 adventure.

Your Experience

Our Guides

Our guides are selected for their exceptional guiding skills, driving skills, personability and their impeccable ability to spot animals along the way.

Here at Luna Safari we're one big family and you'll be treated like such throughout every game drive.

Our guides are fun & knowledgeable, as well as incredibly passionate about what they do and it shows.

We're super proud of our team and can't wait to meet you. Come and experience our famous Luna Safari hospitality for yourself.


Our Vehicles

You'll travel in safety & style throughout with the use of our state-of-the-art and fully serviced 4×4 Land cruisers.


Equipped with pop-up roof for optimal wildlife viewing, an ice cold fridge for those all-important refreshments and charger ports for your cameras, phone and electronic devices.


All of our safari's are private meaning you can ride through the bush beautifully to the beat of your own African drum with your own jeep and guide throughout.

Our On Board Hampers

We're super proud and excited to be able to say that not only will you enjoy delicious and freshly prepared meals at breakfast & dinner within your beautiful camps & lodges…..

You'll also chow down on the most mouth watering meals while on the road thanks to our brand new and widely loved hot lunch hampers.

Freshly prepared hot lunches on board, truly riding in style and absolute comfort….popping out our picnic blankets wherever we are and enjoying hot, fresh lunches al-fresco.

No lunchboxes with Luna – it's all about the piping hot, delicious delights.

Award Winning Safaris

Awarded Best African Safari Company 2024 by Lux Life in the Travel & Tourism Awards.


Awarded Best Family Run Safari Company in the MEA Business Awards


Customer Service Excellence Award Winners in the Annual Travel & Tourism Awards


Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Winners two years running for both 2022 & 2023.

Awarded Best African Safari Company in the Travel & Tourism Awards by Luxury Life

Awarded Best Family Run Safari Company in the MEA Business Awards

Customer Service Excellence Award Winners in the Annual Travel & Tourism Awards

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Winners two years running for both 2022 & 2023

Don’t just take our word for it

  • star rating  Luna Safaris was great. They were very responsive and accommodating of all our requests and questions. We saw so many animals, including the big five! Our driver guide, Subira, was... read more

    Alex I
    30th January 2024
  • star rating  I traveled with a group of 10 friends coming from all over the U.S. Communication from Michaela was fantastic throughout the whole process from questions on how to obtain our... read more

    Stacy B
    27th January 2024
  • star rating  We have had the most amazing week spent with Luna safari for our honeymoon 😍. Eric was our guide and he was simply amazing, we have learnt so much... read more

    riafish
    26th January 2024
  • star rating  Once in a lifetime experience. What an out of this world trip!!!
    We booked a 7-day safari experience for a group of 10. Our drivers and tour guides... read more

    644bradleyd
    23rd January 2024
  • star rating  We had the most amazing time! Eric and Anderson were hands down the best guides we could have hoped for. They were extremely knowledgeable and very energetic! Eric promised us... read more

    Curious56816864254
    17th January 2024
  • star rating  Luna Travel stated, “A magically wild adventure across Tanzania”.
    We are very privileged to have travelled to Nairobi Kenya to the award-winning Giraffe Manor, this is where we got... read more

    Jude30303
    18th December 2023
  • star rating  Absolutely exceptional experience.

    The safari was just another world. Waking up each day to be greeted by the big Five was indescribable.

    Our guide made every... read more

    Aleta G
    6th December 2023
  • star rating  We had the most amazing trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar, organised by Luna Safari. The attention to detail from the moment we arrived was fantastic. We were initially nervous about... read more

    Bunny0680
    21st November 2023
  • star rating  If you want to have your holiday of a lifetime ask Luna to arrange it for you.

    They created the most wonderful and memorable holiday of our lives. Everything... read more

    anniecoates10
    27th October 2023
  • star rating  Our time in Tanzania with Luna Safari is something we will never forget. Not a day goes by that me and my husband don't bring up and reflect back on... read more

    Jennifer R
    12th October 2023

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