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.
Self-drive safaris are another unique and adventurous way to see the sights. Governed only by your choice and pace, you will enjoy a freedom you have never experienced on holiday before.
Tanzania offers a huge array of topography as varied as it is beautiful. Tanzania’s Northern circuit incorporates national parks such as Lake Manyara, Tarangire with its famous giant baobab trees and numerous herds of large tusked elephants and theNgorongoro Crater with its stunning conservation area. Perhaps the best known is the great Serengeti plains in which you have a very good chance of spotting the Big Five. But don’t forget Arusha National Park right on our doorstep!
The Southern circuit optimises a wildness and ruggedness of its very own. For more information visit our page about all of Tanzania’s National Parks and Conservation Areas.
No safari is really complete without a visit to the coast, be it along a stretch of Tanzania’s main shoreline or the romantic beaches of the Zanzibar islands.
We will personally design the ultimate safari exclusively for you.
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.
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.
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.
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