Michel Mantheakis Safaris

Michel Mantheakis Safaris

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"I first hunted with Michel Mantheakis back in 1988, and have considered him like my little brother ever since. A fourth-generation Tanzanian, Michel knows his country and its game, and his camps are traditional and extremely comfortable East African safari camps."

I first hunted with Michel Mantheakis back in 1988, and have considered him like my little brother ever since. He is a hunter’s hunter, extremely capable and knowledgeable, a fine judge of trophy quality, and one of the best I’ve ever seen at hunting both leopard and lion. A good PH is always mandatory for a good safari, but in Tanzania hunting areas are really important. Michel has one of the very best Masailand concessions, offering the full range of “Masailand species;” and an exceptional block in western Tanzania for lion and the more southern species. Equally important: Michel looks after his areas, investing heavily in antipoaching and community projects.

Michel Mantheakis Safaris Ltd (MMS), is a family owned company established in 2010 and operated by my wife Nicole and myself and our professional management team.

With over 36 years of Professional hunting experience and over 27 years of owning and operating one of the top quality hunting companies in Tanzania, we offer you not only the best of Big Game Western Tanzania in our Lukwati South Game Reserve concession, but also a wide selection of Masai species in our Longido GCA concession.

The combination of applying my academic background in Zoology and Wildlife Science with my passion for hunting, our dedication to conservation, 36-years of reputable hunting experience in Tanzania and determined anti-poaching and efficient administration, has quickly established us in the forefront of the Tanzanian hunting industry.

In order to present our clients with the best possible trophy opportunities and maximum luxury safari experience, we applied our signature approach of combining maximum anti-poaching effort with a sustainable and minimum number of safaris, while opening lots of new roads to access new, untouched hunting grounds and trophies to ensure optimum results for our clients. Not only do these strategies improve the wildlife population and its habitat in our concessions, but also improve the trophy quality and hunting success rate. In just 10 years of dedicated full-time anti-poaching in our Lukwati South Game Reserve concession, and 6 years in Longido, the results are phenomenal; the success of our safaris surpassed our expectations and the increase of game in our concessions is heartwarming.

By promoting ethical and sustainable hunting, together with strong conservation orientation, determined anti-poaching and tangible Community benefits, we attract the more discerning hunters. Those who care about conservation and prefer to hunt with an outfitter who not only works tirelessly to get great trophies, but one who also truly believes in and practices conservation rather than just claiming to.

Anybody can offer you a trophy hunt, but only a few will offer you that great trophy hunt. The kind that gives you that memorable safari experience and heartwarming satisfaction of knowing you spent your money wisely, while at the same time investing in the future survival of African wildlife and the sport you so cherish: hunting.

We warmly welcome you to the Africa of your dreams.


1. **Luxury Safari Camp:**

Lukwati South Game Reserve offers a luxurious and well-appointed safari camp that provides a comfortable and authentic African experience.

2. **Accommodation:**

The camp provides various accommodation options, including spacious and elegantly furnished safari tents or chalets, designed to offer a blend of comfort and the wilderness experience.

3. **En-suite Bathrooms:**

Each accommodation unit comes with en-suite bathrooms featuring modern amenities and hot/cold running water.

4. **Gourmet Dining:**

Guests can enjoy gourmet meals prepared by experienced chefs, offering a range of local and international cuisines using fresh ingredients.

5. **Lounge and Bar:**

There's a comfortable lounge area where guests can relax, socialize, and share their hunting experiences. The camp also has a well-stocked bar offering a selection of beverages.

6. **Campfire Area:**

An inviting campfire area allows guests to unwind under the starlit African skies, sharing stories and experiences with fellow hunters.


1. **Masailand Hunting Concession**:

The hunting outfitter provides access to a remarkable Masailand hunting concession spanning 578 square kilometers (223 square miles), offering an exceptional hunting experience. The concession is located in northern Tanzania, bordering Kenya, and boasts a diverse range of game species.

2. **Wide Range of Masai Species**:

Hunters have the opportunity to target a wide selection of Masai species, adding variety to the hunting experience and making it a unique opportunity to pursue multiple species in one location.

3. **High Trophy Quality and Success Rate**:

The hunting concession boasts a reputation for providing good trophy quality and a high success rate. This ensures that hunters have a better chance of achieving their desired hunting goals.

4. **Stunning Landscape and Views**:

The concession is situated in a picturesque landscape featuring gentle rolling Acacia woodlands, belts of thickets, and open plains. The centerpiece of the landscape is the impressive 2,629-meter (8,625-foot) Longido Mountain, which offers breathtaking views and a unique backdrop for hunting adventures. The Longido GCA offers views of both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.

5. **Proximity to Amboseli National Park**:

The Longido GCA is part of the dispersal area of the renowned Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This proximity to a world-famous park enhances the overall ecosystem and increases the chances of encountering diverse wildlife.

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1. **Family-Owned Excellence:**

MMS is a family-owned company established in 2010 and operated by Michel and Nicole Mantheakis, along with their dedicated professional management team.

2. **Decades of Experience:**

With over 36 years of professional hunting experience and more than 27 years of owning and operating top-quality hunting companies in Tanzania, MMS brings an unparalleled level of expertise to your hunting experience.

3. **Diverse Hunting Opportunities:**

MMS offers the best of Big Game hunting in Western Tanzania's Lukwati South Game Reserve concession, along with a wide selection of Masai species in the Longido GCA concession.

4. **Combining Expertise:**

Michel's academic background in Zoology and Wildlife Science, combined with his passion for hunting, results in a unique blend of knowledge that benefits both the hunting experience and wildlife conservation.

5. **Conservation Dedication:**

MMS is dedicated to conservation efforts, utilizing their extensive hunting experience to contribute to the preservation of Tanzania's wildlife and habitats.

6. **Anti-Poaching Focus:**

The company's commitment to anti-poaching efforts is evident in its determination to protect wildlife and ensure sustainable hunting opportunities. Over a decade of anti-poaching in Lukwati South Game Reserve and six years in Longido have yielded remarkable results.

7. **Optimized Trophy Hunting:**

By implementing a signature approach that combines intense anti-poaching efforts with a sustainable number of safaris, MMS ensures the best possible trophy opportunities and luxury safari experiences for clients.

8. **Unexplored Grounds:**

MMS opens up new hunting grounds through the creation of access roads, offering access to untouched areas for hunting and trophy opportunities.

9. **Proven Results:**

The dedication to conservation and anti-poaching efforts has led to phenomenal results, including an increase in game populations within the concessions.

10. **Ethical and Sustainable Approach:**

MMS focuses on ethical and sustainable hunting practices, attracting discerning hunters who value conservation and community benefits alongside their hunting experience.

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Species WE HUNT
Marlin, Striped
Marlin, Blue
Marlin, Black
Rooster Fish
YellowFin Tuna