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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  Outstanding the whole way through. Seamless organisation and planning - quick responses to all of our questions and so much flexibility in planing our itinerary.

    The Luna Team... read more

    31st October 2022
  • star rating  If you're looking for a safari and beach holiday in Tanzania and Zanzibar then I urge you to use Luna Safari. It was a pleasure to work with Michaela; simple,... read more

    25th September 2022
  • star rating  The Safari in Tanzania was definitely the highlight of my trip. With my lovely friend Luisa, we set off on our 3 day adventure to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro... read more

    22nd September 2022
  • star rating  I'm so happy we went with Luna Safari! Everything was truly exceptional from the minute we landed to our arrival to Zanzibar. I went with my husband, and... read more

    16th September 2022
  • star rating  We are on the last day of our Tanzania vacation and it was been a true joy. I was pretty overwhelmed at first when looking for Safari company’s because there... read more

    Mary Darby C
    1st September 2022
  • star rating  My family just finished an incredible life experience on this safari. Everything about this safari was exceptional!! The personal touch, attention to detail, and hands on management of Luna... read more

    29th August 2022
  • star rating  I have just got back from a mother daughter safari trip that the wonderful Luna safari organised for us. Michaela, Alfani and the gorgeous Arlo made us very welcome... read more

    13th August 2022
  • star rating  I have just returned from an amazing safari and Zanzibar trip with Luna Safari. From my first contact back in 2019 right through to my return home Michaela has always... read more

    Kerry T
    13th August 2022
  • star rating  We have just returned from the most amazing Safari/Zanzibar experience. Zanzibar we arranged independently, however if we hadn't I am sure that Luna would have made it just as... read more

    Emma S
    8th August 2022
  • star rating  Ive been dreaming of africa since childhood, planned it in 2019. and finally did it “ en famille” last month( thx , covid 🙁
    After asking several outfits for... read more

    Karen O
    2nd August 2022