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Meet the team

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Winners

2022

Michaela

Director


As Luna Safari’s Managing Director, Michaela founded the company alongside her husband Khalfani in 2018. With a deep love of Africa, which has already spanned over a decade – her aim was to create a tour company with a whole lot of magic.


Originally from the UK but now based in Tanzania, Michaela puts together dream itineraries and adventures, supporting our amazing guests the entire way through their safari journey, She and her partner Khalfani also manage the Luna Foundation, supporting children and families from some of the poorest backgrounds across Tanzania.


Not only will she likely be your first point of contact on enquiry, she’ll also be here in Tanzania for you from the moment you land right up until your last magical moment in the beautiful country that she now calls home.


Small is beautiful and our personal service is something that makes us truly unique – our signature style from the day Luna Safari was born.

Khalfani

Director

Khalfani is the ever patient and extremely hardworking husband of Michaela. He is a local Tanzanian who knows his country like the back of his hand. A mountain and safari chef by trade, Khalfani has scaled Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro countless times, as well as cooked for and looked after volunteer groups and safari guests in Tanzania for many years.


Khalfani and Michaela started Luna Safari together and now put so much love into all they do for you. You’ll definitely meet Khalfani here during your stay. He's often spotted at the airport waiting to greet you with a champagne picnic basket upon arrival.


Alongside his wife Michaela and their little safari boy Arlo, you’ll be well taken care of and treated like family throughout.

Suleman

Safari Guide


With so much passion for Tanzania and all its beauty, Suleman’s enthusiasm for the wildlife and environment here is second to none. He loves his country and that shines through in everything has he does for our guests from the moment they climb aboard the jeep until the moment they step off.


Providing the ultimate care and attention to detail throughout, Suleman is more than just an excellent guide, he's everything in between and then some.

Olariv Kisiri Edward

Mountain Guide


Now this guy makes climbing Kili look like a walk in the park and he’ll make it as easy as possible on you too.

Deeply knowledgeable, highly experienced and caring from beginning to end, you’ll never feel more supported than when scaling this beast of a mountain with Olariv.

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Mountain Guide

Having scaled Kilimanjaro more times than we’ve had hot dinners, if anyone is going to get you to the summit, its Abdul.

He’ll keep you going all the way to the top and pick you up every time you need that little bit of extra motivation with plenty of laughs guaranteed along the way.

Eddie

Safari Guide

A modern day Maasai and a master of those Serengeti Plains – this man will get you closer to the Big Five than you ever imagined.

The heart of an African lion and the experience behind him to cover each park blindfolded – prepare for an awesome ride with in the bush with our man Eddie.

Baba Lisa

Safari Guide

With a career in the bush that spans over 15 years, Baba Lisa is one of Tanzania’s most well-known and sought after drivers. A Maasai born and bred, his knowledge of the land and local culture is spectacular. His love for the bush and the incredible wildlife that inhabits this beautiful country is infectious.


Quite possibly the happiest and most positive man you’ll ever meet, Baba Lisa is our most requested driver and is always trusted to deliver an experience no short of unforgettable every single time.

Baby Arlo

Team Mascot

The littlest member of our crew and definitely the most popular. Our little curly haired monster loves nothing more than to make an appearance during your stay at some point or another.

With boundless energy and having taken his first Tanzania Safari at just six weeks old, he's a true safari boy who is always guaranteed to bring a smile.

Don't just take our word for it

  • star rating  We’ve just got home from the most amazing 11 day honeymoon adventure with Luna Safari and couldn’t recommend them more. Michaela and Alfani (and of course Arlo) organised... read more

    Alice
    1st March 2022
  • star rating  Luna Safari did an awesome job at putting together an unforgettable trip for our honeymoon. Everything was perfect. The hotels/bush camps were excellent and the safari was amazing, we... read more

    Edward E
    1st March 2022
  • star rating  This family run safari business is highly recommend. The couple that own and run it are super people, down to earth honest and understand from the travellers perspective... read more

    Thesqueakyflipflop
    1st March 2022
  • star rating  What a ride, what an adventure, what an experience and we're beyond pleased that we did it with these guys. Everything was seamlessly organised, we worried and wanted for... read more

    Rhea B
    1st February 2022
  • star rating  Luna safari has truly exceptional customer service! You can tell they do everything with a lot of care and compassion! Highly recommend!

    Chelsie C
    1st January 2022
  • star rating  THE BEST!! The best service, the best people, best hotels and camps, the best food, the best experience......just the best!! Absolutely fantastic safari holiday - Tanzania blew... read more

    Terry Jefferies
    1st January 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely excellant safari experience. From the time we were met at the airport right the way through our holiday ,Micheala and Alfani were excellent hosts,and not forgetting little Arlo the... read more

    tinky201
    1st January 2022
  • star rating  2 Weeks in absolute heaven. Lions, Cheetah, Giraffe, Rhino, Monkeys, Elephants, stunning views, gorgeous and truly unique accommodations, wonderful caring people, white sand, terquoise waters, laughs, smiles and things we've... read more

    Sam Taylis
    1st January 2022
  • star rating  Well this Holiday was 2 years in the making and it was well worth the wait. From talking about what we wanted from the trip ,the budget we had and... read more

    Dave H
    1st January 2022
  • star rating  Wow! I couldn’t imagine a better safari company than Luma Safari. From the first message sent to the owner Michaela, I knew that I was making the right choice. She... read more

    Kristen M
    1st December 2021