Tanzania Safari Bug – Meet the founders

Benefit from the best of two worlds. Put your trust in the capable hands of Michael Msuya and Sandra Rudolph-Msuya: An African guide who is intimately familiar with local conditions and the approach of an adventurous European.

Hi, I’m Michael and I would love to show you my stunning home country! Let me be the native at your side as you discover the true Tanzania. I’d love to take you on a unique adventure of a lifetime.

Having grown up in a small village in the foothills of the Pare Mountains, with nature and wildlife right on my doorsteps, I knew from an early age that I wanted to work as a guide. I want to teach visitors about my country’s natural wonders and unveil Tanzania’s great beauty to them. After completing high school, I attended the renowned Mweka College of African Wildlife Management from which I graduated in 2010.

My studies at Mweka not only taught me about wildlife and plants, but also gave me the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of nature and wildlife conservation – my true passion. To this day, I have stayed in touch with my professors and strive to continually expand my knowledge base.

To go on safari with me is so much more than just watching and admiring wildlife. I provide you with interesting information on animal behavior, how the various species interact with other animals, their feeding behavior, mating behavior as well as the effect of climate change and poaching on Africa’s savanna.

After spending many years in the bush, I decided to take the next step and launch my own company together with my wife Sandra. I coordinate the safaris on-site and I would love to take you along on a private Tanzania safari that you’ll never forget. Let’s explore the real Tanzania!

Hello, I am Sandra and I would be happy to help you organize the perfect holiday in Tanzania. I studied business management – with a focus on tourism – at the University of Potsdam in Germany. Already during my studies, I got the chance to work for a German travel agency where I stumbled across my true passion – Tanzania.

Over the years, I traveled to Tanzania countless times and was able to continually broaden my knowledge on safari and beach holidays in this beautiful country. In 2014, I was offered a job on-site by a renowned Tanzanian tour company that organizes safaris to the Northern and Southern Circuits as well as the islands of Zanzibar and Mafia. During my stay in Arusha, I truly fell in love with Tanzania’s culture, its people and its amazing wildlife.

With the birth of our first child, I decided to run Tanzania Safari Bug jointly with my husband Michael. It gives me great pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer you first-hand advice. I take the time to listen to your ideas and get to know your interests so I can create a unique safari adventure just for you! Drop me an email and I will be happy to assist you.

Our Philosophy

We, Sandra and Michael Msuya, would like to welcome you as our guests and show you the beauty of Tanzania on your terms. No rigid programs, no fixed routes or schedules and no rushing around – our safaris offer maximum flexibility!

We specialize in customized and personalized safaris for our clients. Planning for your safari starts with a conversation where we listen to your ideas and get to understand your interests.

We know it can be overwhelming when you start your safari planning. And there are so many operators to choose from. Nevertheless, we hope that our devotion and enthusiasm, our inside knowledge as well as our competent and comprehensive services will convince you to join us for a fabulous adventure in Tanzania! Put the planning and realization of your safari in our capable hands.

Tanzanian Tour Operator

Tanzania Safari Bug - Tanzanian Tour Operator

We are a Tanzanian Tour Operator based in Tanzania, which includes the beautiful islands of Mafia and Zanzibar. Regardless of whether your destination is the Northern, Southern or Western Circuit, we would love to show you our beautiful country.

Tailor-Made Safari Packages

Tanzania Safari Bug - Tailor-Made Safari Packages

We specialize in personalized safari itineraries based on       your interests, your time slot, your accommodation preference and your budget. No groups and no conflicts of interest
as you have exclusive use of the vehicle and therefore ultimate flexibility.


Tanzania Safari Bug - Expert Knowledge

Benefit from our first-hand knowledge! We live and work on-site. We only recommend products we know and have experienced ourselves. Our exclusive focus on Tanzania allows us to create unique safari experiences for you. We live and breathe Tanzania.

Professional Communication

Tanzania Safari Bug - Professional Communication

We believe that communication is the key to a successful safari. We listen carefully to your ideas and pay meticulous attention to details. Our team will assist you with your safari planning and stay connected before, during and after your safari to ensure a hassle-free adventure.

Customized Safari Vehicles

Tanzania Safari Bug - Customized Safari Vehicles

Well-maintained and modified 4×4 safari vehicles with sliding windows, pop-up roofs, and built-in battery charging system and refrigerator. Each vehicle is inspected before and after each safari. Occasional flat tires may occur as driving in off-road conditions demands a lot from vehicles. Our team is well-trained and equipped to handle this situation.

Unlimited Mileage on Game Drives

Tanzania Safari Bug - Unlimited Mileage on game drives

No mileage or fuel limitations are imposed on our guides. This allows them to show you the African Bush in-depth. We take you far away from the major, heavily-trafficked game circuits so you can enjoy wildlife up-close and intimately. Start your daily journey by sunrise with a packed lunch and return by sunset. An incredible and very memorable day in the bush!

Qualified Safari Guides

Tanzania Safari Bug - Qualified Safari Guides

The success of your safari
is determined by
your safari guide. Our guides
are local Tanzanians with broad expertise and real passion for their home country.
Our hard-working and enthusiastic guides can identify animal patterns, read footprints and show you secret spots to optimize your game viewing experience.

Taking Responsibility

Tanzania Safari Bug - Taking responsibility

Being responsible is vital to us! We support locally-owned lodging establishments and community projects. We purchase our goods from local suppliers; minimize our waste and encourage our guests to obtain souvenirs from local artists. We also support students by covering their school fees and invest in our staff by providing guide training and joint excursions.

If you would like to explore Tanzania with us – or have any questions about our services – please contact us directly.

When you are out in the wild, it is essential to have someone you can trust at your side. We stand at your disposal and would love to hear from you.

We are also represented on SafariBookings.