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Meet the team

We are a dedicated and passionate family team.

Small scale & luxurious – Together we work from the heart ensuring that you experience a beautifully crafted African Safari of dreams……


Founder & Director

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

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 Alfani 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.


Founder & Director

Alfani 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 in a previous life, Alfani has scaled Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro countless times, as well as having cooked for and looked after volunteer groups and safari guests in Tanzania for many years.

Alfani and Michaela founded Luna Safari together and now put so much love into all they do for you. You’ll definitely meet Alfani 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 boys Arlo & Milo, you’ll be well taken care of and treated like family throughout.


Team Mascot

By far one of the most energetic and enthusiastic members of our team. Arlo took his first African Safari at just 6 weeks old.

With a deep love of monkeys and glamping, Arlo's always happy to give you the low down on the best safari spots once you're here in Tanzania with us.

With a soft, kind heart and as friendly as they come, you may well meet him along the way.


Team Mascot

Meet little Milo – the youngest member of our team. Currently finding his safari feet and with a smile for everyone he meets, he never fails to spread the joy.

Super cute, super inquisitive – a little Safari baby in training.


Safari Guide

We're so proud to have Eric on our team…. just read the reviews, they speak for themselves.

Having lead over 100 safaris through Tanzania's Greatest National Parks, he's knowledgeable, geographically experienced and bucket loads of fun.


Safari Guide

With a smile that never lets up, a passion for wildlife that knows no bounds and a wonderful personable nature, you can't go wrong when riding with Anderson.

A true Luna Guide through and through – he'll get you in all the best spots to get up close with the Big Five and you'll have plenty of laughs along the way.


Safari Guide

Meet Subira – Our first female safari guide.

Anyone who has been to Africa on a safari will probably have noticed that the majority of guides are male. But there are also some super intelligent, strong, kind, knowledgeable and all around incredible female guides here too, like Subira.

We're so happy and blessed to have Subira as part of our Luna Safari Family.

If you're wanting to safari solo or as a group of ladies and want to take in the breathtaking beauty of Africa, alongside a kick ass female guide, we've got you covered.


Tour Guide

Here's our Tour Guide Kennedy – A super friendly guy who will give you the opportunity to see new sides to Tanzania that a lot of tourists usually miss.

From local town tours, waterfall tours, coffee plantations, walking safaris and more – Kennedy is an incredibly guy who takes pride in ensuring you get a true taste of Tanzania and take in all of the hidden gems that this beauty of a country has to offer.


Mountain Guide

Our Kilimanjaro King – 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.

Exceptionally experienced with plenty of funny moments guaranteed along the way.

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.

Our Mountain Porters

These are the absolute hero's who work their socks off to make sure you have everything you need while scaling the mountain.

They're exceptionally strong, endlessly caring and without them a trek to Africa's highest peak, simply wouldn't be possible.

Not a day goes by that we don't truly appreciate and gasp in awe at our incredible team of mountain warriors.

With open arms,

we welcome you into the wild……

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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