As recommended on TripAdvisor


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  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  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
  • star rating  Luna Safari completely blew any expectation of a safari out of the water! There are many, many different options for choosing safaris in Tanzania, but in my opinion Luna Safari... read more

    Richard H
    1st December 2021
  • star rating  Luna Safari are amazing. This wonderful family of three created our perfect honeymoon and were the perfect hosts, Alfani met us at the airport with champagne, took us to lovely... read more

    1st December 2021
  • star rating  Luna safari is the best thing me and my partner have ever done. it was our honeymoon as well which made the experience all that more magical. we landed in... read more

    Luke S
    1st December 2021
  • star rating  Where to start WOW WOW and WOW. This was our second safari with Luna and we were just as excited as the first time we visited when we went to... read more

    happy traveller
    1st November 2021
  • star rating  I highly recommend using this absolutely fantastic company to plan your perfect idea of a Tanzanian adventure! We arrived in Tanzania and were promptly greeted with champagne and smiles all... read more

    15th October 2021
  • star rating  WOW, What an experience. From the time we landed, to the accommodations, the people, food, animals, I can not recommend this company more. They donate to the local schools... read more

    9th October 2021
  • star rating  So many wonderful things to say. Kind, welcoming and lovely people who cannot do enough for you. We loved the personal touches and warm family feel of Luna Safari. ... read more

    6th October 2021
  • star rating  We had a great experience with this company. My daughter, who was living in Tanzania, worked with Michaela to arrange a pick up for us at her home with 2... read more

    16th September 2021