About us

Epaulettes Safaris is a professional safari brand based in Arusha, Tanzania, founded by Steven Makalla. Steven's passion for photography and adventure was ignited during his decade-long career in the tourism industry, where he gained valuable experience and expertise.

Driven by a desire to share his discoveries with the world, Steven established Epaulettes Safaris with a commitment to fulfilling people's travel dreams and exploring the untold beauties of Tanzania's Northern and Coastal destinations.

Our company consists of highly knowledgeable safari specialists who are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and ensuring that your travel experience is unforgettable. We offer a wide range of travel services, including charter services, flight ticketing, hotel reservations, and a comprehensive range of safari itineraries tailored to your schedule, interests, and budget.

At Epaulettes Safaris, we are supported by solid management, a commitment to customer satisfaction, and a focus on constant improvement. Our experience is unmatched in both our outbound and inbound units, and we are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional travel experience that meets and exceeds your expectations.

Our prime purpose is to provide affordable quality travel services that cater to business and leisure travellers. We aim to rise as one of East Africa’s leading travel brands.


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Why Book with Us

It’s crucial to book the right tour company to facilitate your once-in-a lifetime-African-Adventure.
With us, you will undoubtedly gain unique experiences making for great tales and connect with new lifelong friends. We love what we do, and it shows!
We are a group of enthusiastic aviators and travellers that like meeting new people and sharing our love of Tanzania.

Unique Itineraries

We believe in a working culture that is ethical, inclusive, respectful and mutually beneficial. We value suggestions and feedback from our clients to perfect our tours. We work with passion, creativity and a smile

100% Customizable

Tell us about your trip requirement. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Local Experts. Middle-man Free Pricing

We're a local travel company. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.

No Hidden Charges

We don't add hidden extras cost. All trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Our Services

Epaulettes Safaris provides a genuine Tanzania and Zanzibar safari experience that promotes Africa's significant natural regions.

Best Price Guarantee

Best Price Guarantee

Feel free to contact our reservations for our prices and information on any special deals on Safari or flights and accommodation packages available

Expert Assitance

Expert Assitance

Our experts are equipped to assist in creating a fully-tailored, personalised itinerary specifically to cater for your demands.

Eco Friendly Tours

Eco Friendly Tours

We aim to facilitate tourists encountering wildlife and natural areas by sustainably benefiting the community.

Best Equipments

Best Equipments

Our equipment is of excellent quality and is routinely maintained to guarantee that visitors enjoy a memorable and safe experience.

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We don't just try to push for the best safari tour for our advantage; we work with our customers in ensuring that they understand the itinerary they have chosen.

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Our Team

Each team member stems from years of experience in their respective fields and we season that with quality improvements on a day-to-day aspect.

Mohammad Amin


Our goal is to make your traveling experience blissful. Get that wing of desperation – fly to the places before time runs out.

Steven Makalla


My personal definition of outstanding customer service involves anticipating my client’s every need and providing solutions to problems they don’t even know about. I believe travel should be relaxing and fun. I want to remove …

Upendo Makalla

General Manager

As the General Manager of Epaulettes Safaris, she is a highly skilled and experienced leader in the field of wildlife tourism and conservation. With a passion for nature and a deep knowledge of the African …

Ali Al-abry

Branch Manager (ZNZ)

“Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”