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Address: Arusha, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 768 945 735

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Perfect Partner / Provider for Self-Drive Safaris!

As a group we booked a Landcover Defender with Roof-Tends from Shaw, Erika and Paul for a week. The whole communication before the trip was absolutely fast and very satisfying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a group we booked a Landcover Defender with Roof-Tends from Shaw, Erika and Paul for a week. The whole communication before the trip was absolutely fast and very satisfying - good job. Also the pick up from the Airport went as planned, then we met Erika and Paul at Twiga Lodge. We got a very good coffee and a... More 

Thank Eycke
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

"I felt the rains down in Africa" Well, actually, we felt only one short rain in the Serengeti but I can't get the theme out of my head (we listened to the song before departing Twiga Lodge). My wife and I wanted to go on an adventure through East Africa, and, through Shaw Safaris, we did experience adventure and more.... More 

Thank markahendricks
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We experienced a 6-days self-drive safari tour organized by Erika and Paul. The Land Rover was well equiped including a comfortable tent on top of the car. We started from Twiga Lodge at Arusha, passing Ngorogoro crater, Serengeti and Tarangire. We had a perfect time camping and enjoying the wildlife. Thank you for this great experience!

Thank Marco O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have just returned from an 8-day self drive safari wit Shaw safaris. We rented one of their well kitted Land Rover Defenders which was in perfect shape and proved to be a very trusthworthy companion during our trip. Erika was very helpful during the planning phase of our trip and provided us with very useful information, helped us to... More 

Thank Nikolaas S
Nailsea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Paul and Erica are fantastic hosts. They are very welcoming and allow you to relax and enjoy the superb location. The accommodation is very comfortable and clean. The food is excellent (so is the beer!). Twiga lodge (Shaw safaris) is the perfect place to start and finish your Tanzanian safari experience. If you decide to have Paul and Erica as... More 

Thank steveroberts0261
Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

First of all, Paul and Erika are wonderful hosts. Second, cars are very well kited, in a decent shape and always ready for an adventure. We stayed at their "Twiga Lodge" for couple of nights, which was also lovely. I can warmly recommend them.

Thank kenajkenaj
Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

We just returned from a 10-day safari tour in Kenya visiting Meru, Samburu and the must-see Masai Mara. Thanks to Twiga for arranging everything and taking good care of us from the time we arrived in Nairobi, during our unforgettable safari game drives and when we left Nairobi at the end of our trip. Wonderful people with great care for... More 

Thank Threeks
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Paul & Erika are amazing hosts and they made us feel at home when we stayed at Twiga Lodge. We weren't quite ready to try our own self-drive safari this trip, but they helped arrange an itinerary, accommodations, and a local guide who was very knowledgeable and wonderful. All of their recommendations were great, the parks were all amazing! and... More 

Thank himaintenance95
Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed at Twiga Lodge for our honeymoon, and loved everything about it! Paul & Erika are amazing hosts, very knowledgeable, and who make you feel at home instantly. Please see my more detailed review on Twiga Lodge. For the safari, we loved the idea of going off on our own, and while it was a bit scary at first,... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We did an 11days self drive safari with on of the great equiped land rovers. We (2) slept fifty fifty in our tent (special campsites) and (tented)lodges. Erika and Paulwere lovely hosts, we had a nice dinner with them on our first night. They explained us the do and dont's on such a safari, expecially about camping and how to... More 

Thank maartenlannoo

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