Experience real adventure, secure in the knowledge that you will be using the very best vehicles, equipment and back up services available.
Self Drive Safaris
Visiting Tanzania and going on Safari is so much more than you can ever imagine when you choose our 4×4 rental route and adventure roof top camping. Complete freedom to create your own adventure, at your own pace and with your objectives.
The options are endless when it comes to choosing your ideal safari itinerary and at Shaw Safaris, our only constraints are the time you have available and your particular interests and priorities!
Whether your interests are in wildlife, ornithology, landscapes, culture, or a bit of everything, we will tailor-make a safari that best suits you and is catered specifically to getting the most out of your time in Tanzania.
We stayed at Twiga Lodge and did a self drive 3 day safari and we had the most incredible time. The vehicle we hired had everything we needed right down to a glasses repair kit! (Which we did actually use!) and we were provided with all the information we needed to enjoy our safari. Great hospitality from Erika and Paul, great food and drink and a very comfortable nights sleep. I would definitely recommend Shaw Safaris.
We have Paul and Erika to thank for a terrific adventure and vacation. 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 create a tailormade itinerary and booked all our special campsites. Upon arrival she gave us a very thorough briefing on our itinerary, the car and all the equipment. Everything was very well prepared which made us feel very comfortable to explore the beauty of Tanzania on our own.
Paul and Erika were easy to work with and quick to respond to any issues. The Land Rovers are well-maintained by Paul and his mechanic, Peter. Erika made all our camping arrangements and bookings in advance. She and Paul know the parks well so they were able to choose camping locations and lodges that fit our tastes. The briefing on the self-drive was very comprehensive so that we felt well-prepared for the adventure ahead. Driving conditions are very rugged but we were reassured to know that we could rely on Paul and Erika in Arusha should anything go wrong. But, everything worked out exactly as planned.
Warm hospitality and wonderful food at Twiga Lodge. The landrover was well equipped for us visiting several National Parks. The itinerary arranged for us by Erika was excellent. The safari itself was magical. There is something extra special when you are on your own without a guide and can quietly watch a cheetah watching for his supper.Paul and Erika ensured that we had an exceptionally special holiday.
for tired explorers
Twiga Lodge is our luxury property situated at the foothills of Mount Meru and is named after the Swahili word for giraffe which frequently visit us.
Twiga Lodge is built in the style of a traditional African Bush Home, with whitewashed walls, high beams and a thatched roof. Set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens, Twiga Lodge has a breathtaking view of Mount Meru with its distinctive ragged peak shaped like a broken tooth.
Get in touch
If you have a question or would like to make a booking, we would love to hear from you!
Please call us using the details below. Alternatively use the enquiry form and we will get right back to you.
Call: +255 768 945 735
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