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