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The Best Off the Beaten Track Safaris

The Best Off the Beaten Track Safaris

Twinkle Star Tours & Safaris Ltd

(47 Reviews)
Offices In:
Kenya Kenya
Tanzania Tanzania
United States United States
Taiwan Taiwan
10-20 employees (Founded in 2017)
Member Of:
KATO, Eco Tourism Kenya & KTB
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Kenya KE
Tanzania TZ
The Best Off the Beaten Track Safaris

The Best Off the Beaten Track Safaris

We are an established and popular Tour operator with an excellent track record for the best safari customer satisfaction across East Africa. We believe in keeping the customer happy and providing them with safari packages at a very competent price. We have excellent safari experts/consultants who will guide you with their best ideas by keeping in constant touch to enable you to achieve your best-desired dream holiday in Africa. {2021 License No. 0008413}.


A Trip of a Lifetime

My wife and I did a 10-day safari with Twinkle Star Tours for our honeymoon while in Kenya. We had an incredible experience during the safari and it was a trip that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Shortly before the tour was set to start some hiccups happened with the payments, and James (tour organizer) spent hours upon hours with us making sure everything was settled and taken care of, one way or another. This is a company that truly cares about its customers, and the overall experience.

During the safari itself our guide was also called James. This dude was honestly one of my favorite things about the whole trip. He was extremely knowledgeable about anything and everything dealing with the animals and the locations we visited, and had an answers to all of our questions- and we had lots of them. His contagious laughter and easy-going attitude made the 10 days we spent together an absolute joy, and i could tell that he truly enjoys what he does.

The lodging booked for us was also on point. All of the places were extremely clean and comfortable, with breathtaking views on just about all of them. It was the perfect mix of adventurous tent-like places you’d expect on a safari, with just the right luxury touch. Just as an extra, I would also highly recommend stopping by the Maasai village for a meet and greet, which was an optional stop for us. It was life changing….

Thank you James and James for making this absolutely incredible experience possible.

Amazing Safari experience

Me, my husband and our daughter enjoyed this safari experience from the beginning. When organizing this trip James was answering my question and requirements on this trip very fast. I was liitle bit worried to travel on such a trip with our 3 years old daughter but suprisingly everything went without any problem. We had great guide and driver in one person Chambuso that knows safari areas very well and took us to right places to see all the animals. Talking about big five, we were lucky to see all of them except rhino, but no regrets because we saw so many orher animals so close to us. We stayed in Lemala Ngorongoro (amazing place- really recommend to visit this place) and Melia lodge in Serengeti, both great experience to stay in. So to summarize this trip in one sentence: great organization, excellent guide Chambuso, amazing places we visited, nice and high quality accomodation we stayed, so many animals we saw and really really good food. Recommend this holiday organized by twinkle star 100%. Thanks ao much to James and Chambuso for amazing experience

A very enjoyable safari, all I hoped for with no problems.

The driver Double Whiskey, was here to pick me up early in a nice clean vehicle. He is a very good driver that knew the park and local customs well. The camp, Ashnil was very nice, actually a little more than I expected for the price. Overall a very pleasant and well planned safari. Thank you

"Fantastic , highly recommended"

This was the trip of a lifetime and it owe it to this company. I did a solo trip- 7 day safari in Kenya. I did my first day touring the city of Nairobi with Moses. We went to the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Sanctuary.Then off to my safari with Joseph which entailed a couple days in Samburu, A day in Lake Nakuru, a day in Sweetwater seeing the park and chimpanzee rescue center, , and then onto the Masai Mara for a couple days. All accommodations were 3 star of higher and I liked each place I stayed at. The food was great at each lodge/camp as well. Safari van was perfect for viewing and always keep clean each day for perfect viewing and Joseph made sure I saw every single animal I wanted to see and knew exactly how to make that happen. He was always prompt each morning when we would meet before we headed out on safari for the day. He was very knowledgeable about all the animals and polite the entire trip. If I return for a safari ever in Kenya then I would definitely request him to be my safari guide again. The road trip between each park was about a 5 hr drive each time and I actually liked that because it gave me an opportunity to really see the country of Kenya and how all the different villages live. If I had questions along the way about the different tribes Joseph had an answer and I liked that too. Covid testing before my departure was super easy as well at the last lodge I stayed at for my stay the covid testing company had someone come to my lodge to take my sample and within 1 day had my test results emailed to me and the lodge printed it out for me so I could have it for my flight departure.

I loved seeing the Big 5 and the entire experience of the safari but I have to say the part of my trip that has stuck with me and really made it a life changing trip was my visit to the JudiMo Education Center in one of the slums in Nairobi to visit the children of the school. It was my last day on the trip before I got dropped off at the airport. My flight didn’t leave until midnight that night so in the morning Joseph and I left the Mara park early, did a little bit of looking for animals on our way out of the park then drove to the school for the afternoon to see the children. Ben and James set this all up for me and I’m so grateful they ware able to do it for me. Joseph helped me buy a bunch of food for the 120 kids we were visiting and I got to spend 3 hrs with them before Joseph dropped me off at the airport.

I would highly recommend Twinkle star tours and safaris to anyone looking to go on safari. From day one when I inquired James was super helpful in answering all my questions and setting my itinerary up. Great customer service on his part, from Moses, and from James. Thank you, Twinkle star tours for the trip of a lifetime

Best tour operator in all of Kenya and Tanzania

Twinkle Star is, without a doubt, the best tour operator in all of Kenya and Tanzania. We booked a custom 3-week itinerary, and James, the Director, worked tirelessly with us to get our specifications exactly as we wished, even changing the itinerary 3 times throughout the trip.

Something to keep in mind is that there are basically three main components of a quality safari:
- The lodging
- The guide
- The logistics (itinerary, vehicle, etc)

#1, lodging, is mainly price-driven. We were fortunate to stay in luxury accommodations the entire time.

#2 (the guide) and #3 (logistics) are entirely owned by the tour company. Here, Twinkle Star shines above all else.

#2 - GUIDE
Our guide on the Kenyan side, David, was a sweet, patient, incredibly knowledgeable man who went above and beyond to give us delightful experiences.
Our guide on the Tanzanian side, Jose, was energetic, friendly, funny, and also incredible knowledgeable. He made our trip wonderful.
Both of these men were the best guides I met throughout the safari.
Additionally, the Director, James, is the kindest and most helpful man in the world. I cannot say this enough! He kept in close contact with us throughout the safari, always asking how he can help, and even giving us generous gifts.

In the logistics, Twinkle Star also shined brightest of all. The entire process was smooth - from incredible safari vehicles, to great meals, smooth transportation, easy check in and safari bookings. Everything was perfect.

I seriously cannot recommend Twinkle Star enough. Our experience with them was lifechanging. They are leagues above other tour operators.


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