Meet the team

Lomo Tanzania Safari is a small local safari company, operating in Tanzania and based in Arusha. Founded in (which year) by Erasto Gurty and a Dutch couple. The operational team in Arusha consists of 5 members: Erasto Gurty (director and guide), Alfred Dalley (guide), Shelen van Dunk (travel consultant), Adeline Kiwale (secretary) and Godwin Simon (office attendant). They share a handful traits: they love Tanzania, they have a passion for wildlife and are very good listeners.

From your first contact with Lomo Tanzania Safaris till the last day of your safari, you can be confident that our team is working together to ensure that your safari with us will be a once in a lifetime experience.

 

Erasto Gurty, director and guide

Erasto Gurty | Lomo Tanzania Safari

Erasto Gurty | Lomo Tanzania Safari

Erasto was born and raised in Tanzania. He started his guiding career in 2003 in Selous Game Reserve, in the southern part of Tanzania. After working here for 2 years, learning the guiding skills and a real understanding of the bush and wildlife, he moved to the Mwewe Training College in Serengeti and qualified as a ranger. He started to work as an assistant head ranger for a luxury travel company in the western Serengeti. A few years later Erasto moved to another luxury camp in the Serengeti, to join his wife who was working there, and to become a head ranger leading a team. His dream to have his own safari company and to be able to give back to the community, became reality a couple of years later. During one safari trip he met two safari guests, a Dutch couple, who shared the same passion and vision. They became friends and business partners and together set up Lomo Tanzania Safaris.

Erasto now manages Lomo Tanzania Safari, but also still leads safaris with the same passion as he did 10 years ago. He is also involved in training other guides. He just loves his job.

Erasto’s most memorable sightings:

  • African rock python strangle a thomson’s gazelle in the Serengeti, while jackals tried to steal the prey.
  • More than 200 buffaloes rescuing a buffalo from lions in the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • More than 50 hyenas moving around to steal a kill from lions.
  • The interaction between four dominant males fighting a young male.
  • A serval kill a dik-dik during a night safari in the Serengeti.
  • The first time he saw a pangolin in the Serengeti.
  • Being chased by a territorial male hippo while on a boat on the Rufiji River in Selous.
  • Being chased by the cape buffalo while watching lions on the top of Buffalo hill.

 

Alfred Dalley, guide

Alfred was born and raised in a family of farmers in the northern Tanzania highlands. He spent most of his childhood in nature, taking care of the livestock. At that time he already had the dream of becoming a safari guide. So after completing his advanced level studies in 1999, he went to the guiding school in Arusha and Mwewe ranger training school in the Serengeti. That’s where he gain his knowledge on all aspects of wildlife and ecology and became a qualified guide.  Alfred now has over (11?) years of experience in guiding and has a brilliant knowledge of the flora, fauna and culture in Tanzania. He loves to share his passion for nature and wildlife with his guests, from small creatures like insects and reptiles to large iconic animals like the Big Five. Birding is his speciality and Alfred speaks German and English fluently.

One of Alfred’s most memorable sightings:

  • A grown up male lion trying to kill a male cheetah that was laying on the rock at Moru Kopje in the Serengeti.
  • Female helmeted guineafowl protecting her chicks from a black mamba in Tarangire National Park.
  • Female cheetah raising 5 cubs to adulthood in the Southern Serengeti (highest record).
  • Spotted hyenas fighting over a kill with a leopard in Central Serengeti.

Away from the hectic bustle. This is delicious. We are well guided so well by Lomo. It was fantastic!

John & Brandon

Quick Contact!

Contact information Main office in Tanzania

 

Telephone:

+255 739 909 000
+255 682 808 000

Email:

info@lomotanzaniasafari.com
booking@lomotanzaniasafari.com

 

Contact information office in the Netherlands

 

Telephone:

+31 (0) 180 234072

Email:

marian@lomotanzaniasafari.com

 

 

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