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About Us

Specialists in bespoke African safaris

Eyes on Serengeti Safaris & Tours was born from the experience of its founders. Both with many years of experience in safari guiding and in the management of a company conceived to give clients the best personal service and experience possible.

We try to offer a slightly different approach to safaris. It should not just be an experience during which the goal is to tick off a list of as many animals as possible but more about the smaller details around us, the smells and the sounds that along with a patient attitude will bring you many more rewards and memories to take back home. Get off the beaten track, slow the pace down and take your time with sighting whether it’s a pride of lions, a leopard up in a tree or a simple zebra grazing. This will provide a mix of feelings and emotions that will definitely present you with a different view of what an African Safari really is. Eyes on Serengeti understood years ago that rushing from one sighting to another is not our philosophy.

At Eyes on Serengeti, we only work with the best. The best guides, the best vehicles, and the best customer service. We know that there are many factors involved in the success of a safari but the one thing we are sure of is that if the guide is the right one your experience will be guaranteed. After all, the guide will make the difference between an enjoyable safari and an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. We prefer to go with the latter.

We are all about sharing our experience with you so whatever it is that you are thinking or planning, share it with us. We will make it happen.

Meet Our Team

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Richard Msafiri

Founder, Managing Director

My name is Richard Msafiri but known just as Msafiri. “Karibu Tanzania” is the Swahili way of me saying Welcome to Tanzania.

I was born in a family of Game Rangers in Ngorongoro where I grew up. This famous crater, the Serengeti plains and the Great Migration that occurs every year are the things that give meaning to my life. From a very young age I have worked in tourism helping out in the family business. Later I went for higher education in Tourism and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management in the University of Dodoma. I have worked in all fields of tourism in Tanzania for different companies. My experience comes from working as a guide, reservation officer and sales consultant. During the last 10 years I have been part of Thomson’s Safaris as a trip manager, Kibo Guides, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps and Maasai Wanderings. Today, I am the Founder and Managing Director of Eyes on Serengeti.

Being a native to this amazing land , the over 10 years experience in the safari industry, and the highly qualified persons working with me assures our customers that we will deliver quality service to make your stay in Tanzania a very memorable one.
Tell me what your dream safari is and I will make it happen for you.

Ricardo Naveda

Bush Pilot

I have been incredibly fortunate to have had the world’s most famous national park, “Serengeti” as my work place. Flying around with clients and having the opportunity to experience first hand the the best possible African scenery for many years has been truly life changing.

During these years I have learned that the most important factor for a great safari is the Team that organizes and guides you. The guide, the cook or even the bar tender all play a very important roll in your overall experience. I believe that it’s the small details that matter the most.

This is why I am so passionate when I say that there is no other place in the world that has such a dramatic variety of landscapes, flora and fauna. Tanzania, with it’s incredible wildlife and amazing people always willing to share and help you understand the magnificence of their unique land is undoubtedly something that should be on everyones bucket list.

Nowadays I am flying as a commercial pilot in Europe but still very much in touch with East Africa and acting as an international ambassador for Eyes on Serengeti.

Godwin Ngushway

Head Guide

I will introduce myself as Godwin since this is how everybody knows me. Mario calls me “The Eagle of The Serengeti” which by the way was the inspiration for the name of our company but that’s a whole other story.

I am the Head Guide of Eyes on Serengeti and will be the one making your dream safari happen on the field. Also happily married and father to 2 girls and 2 boys. The family is very important to me and without their support, I could not do what I do. I was born in Arusha in the ’70s and from the very beginning, I was exposed to the incredible nature that makes Tanzania so special. Being a field guide was definitely my calling.

My first steps in guiding took place in Mount Meru but it was in Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park where I took many field guide courses that made me who I am today. 13 years experience in professional field guiding probably places me among the most experienced guides in Northern Tanzania.

Emanuel Lyimo

Director of Operations

Emmanuel has been in the Travel industry since 2004, with massive experience in Tourism, starting from Hotels, Tour Company, Lodges and Camps.

I manage all the company operations duties, Travel team here at Eyes On Serengeti We work with a wide range of organizations offering Tanzanian safaris as means of engaging their clientele, alums and donors

I love working for Eyes On Serengeti because every single aspect of the operation has been sculpted to maximize the guest experience in Tanzania. This gives my teammates and I the confidence to enter into each partnership knowing that we can deliver the goods.

Lumumba

Safari Guide

Lumumba has contributed to the success of Eyes On Serengeti over the years. With his expertise and knowledge about the tours that the company provides, clients always leave positive feedback. He’s hospitable, and also well-versed when it comes to handling guests.

Lenard

Safari Guide

Lenard has worked as an english speaking guide for 11 year overall experience in guiding safari groups. He is passionate about nature and wildlife and hope this translates to the guests who come to visit Tanzania so that they can know more about the amazing creatures

Justin

Safari Guide (French)

Justin has worked with French clients for four years and studied in Arusha. He enjoys wildlife and great scenery and he is very keen on giraffes because of their behavior and movement. he is famous name is Tin and he is among the best French guides in Arusha.