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Meet the team



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 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.


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.


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.


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  Our women's group tour recently organized through Luna Safari, was simply outstanding. From start to finish, this trip was impeccably organized, leaving us with unforgettable memories of Tanzania... read more

    19th September 2023
  • star rating  After researching several safari companies over the course of a couple months, Luna Safari was the easy winner. A small "mom and pop" business made planning easy and comfortable. Michaela... read more

    12th September 2023
  • star rating  Every day was excellent! The national parks were beautiful, all of our accommodations were phenomenal! I can’t get over that I sleep in the Serengeti! Our tent... read more

    Dan G
    10th September 2023
  • star rating  This was the trip of a lifetime! Much more than I expected. The 5 day safari got better every day. The accommodations were fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a... read more

    10th September 2023
  • star rating  I cannot put into words how amazing this holiday has been, I just know it has far exceeded my expectations. Michaela was with us every step of the way... read more

    19th August 2023
  • star rating  Our tour guide (Anderson) made the trip not only educational but funny as well so everyone could have a laugh and relax while we saw lions walk by in pack.

    Lily-Rose I
    4th August 2023
  • star rating  I am so pleassed we chose Luna. We saw so many accidents even a jeep off the road in a ditch but we had such a good and safe driver.... read more

    4th August 2023
  • star rating  Through out this trip it was nonstop amazement, our tour guide was informative, funny and great company. We saw everything that was in the park. The hotels were beautiful. It... read more

    William I
    4th August 2023
  • star rating  My husband and I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the most memorable and enchanting holiday of our lives - a perfect blend of a thrilling safari in Tanzania and... read more

    3rd August 2023
  • star rating  We went on our honeymoon with Luna Safari and it was a fantastic experience. Michaela was always available to answer our questions and planned the best itinerary for us! We... read more

    29th July 2023