Twiga Lodge is our luxury property situated amongst the foothills of Mount Meru. Named after the Swahili word for giraffe, which frequently visit us, you are sure to be immersed in the local sounds, smells and activities that distinguish Tanzania from other countries.
If you enjoy the adventure of independant travel, closer interaction with local people and cultures and travelling at your own pace then you should really try a selfdrive safari. We can give you as much or as little advice as you require to build your own individual itinerary enabaling you to get the best experience during your safari.
At Shaw Safaris we provide our guests with the best of both worlds, giving you the choice of luxury accommodation in lodges or first class premier camps, the freedom of utilising our self-drive safari camp equipment or a combination of both! On arrival in Tanzania and before setting off on your personally planned itinerary we want you to feel rested and pampered in our exclusive Bush Home christened ‘Twiga Lodge,’ where personal attention to detail and service go hand in hand with ambiance and great home cooking. Relax and enjoy our home before setting off on your very own African Adventure in one of our special 4×4 rental vehicles.
Paul & Erika Sweet own and personally manage Shaw Safaris and Twiga Lodge. Paul had travelled extensively through Africa after leaving agricultural collage. His experience included working on Game Reserves, driving trucks across the continent, providing countless entertainment for around the fireplace! He later met Erika, and many years later chose to be married in Africa, followed by a self-drive Honeymoon in Tanzania.
Not surprisingly Erika fell in love with the African way of life and its stunning wildlife, so the newly weds decided to take the plunge and seize the opportunity to pack their bags and start a new and exciting life together in Africa.
Their home, hospitality and professional, SUV hire services are now open to you…and the safari adventure of a lifetime.