Twinkle Star Tours & Safaris

5.0/5 – 57 Reviews

$3,360 to $3,690 pp (USD)

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Twinkle Star Tours & Safaris

5.0/5  
(57 Reviews)
Offices In:
Kenya Kenya
Tanzania Tanzania
United States United States
Taiwan Taiwan
Size:
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
Destinations:
Kenya KE
Tanzania TZ
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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.

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Booked us an amazing Safari
5/5

Twinkle star tours were incredibly helpful through the whole process. Helping us have an amazing honeymoon!
Our guide Moses was amazing, incredibly knowledgeable and couldn't do enough to help us

Excellent Safari Experience
5/5

Great Safari, very well overall planning, highly recommended to everyone!

We found twinkle Stars through SafariBookings.com and decided for them because of reasonable pricing and a fast reply. We were not disappointed. We were so satisfied with Twinkle Stars that we also planned other trips with them such as transfers, a visit to the Kisite Marine Park near Diana Beach, a Day-Hike up Mt Longonot and more. Everytime we got exactly what we wanted.

Some of the absolute benefits were:

- uncomplicated and highly flexible planning; even though we startet with a pre-planned 10 day trip, it was no problem to customize the trip according to our needs/wishes
- absolutely amazing guide; our guide was Albert and like most other reviews we can verify that the guides are one of the highlights; make sure you get along with your guide and he will provide you with a truck-load of knowledge, information and stories
-perfect nature/wildlife and accomodations; we saw everything we could have dreamt of and all accomodations were beautiful

Some tips:
-make sure you are in contact with the real Twinkle Star to avoid scams; during the planning stages you should only deal with James Collins Oketch; also cross-check Email adress and phone number with their website to make sure
-make sure to have a fixed agreement on everything including type of car, exact accomodations, activites etc. to avoid conflicts

Suggestions for improvement:
-make the payment process more transparent/accessible; payment is only possible through cash (who wants to travel with that amount?) or through a bank link (Credit Card); admittedly we did not feel well when we transferred a large sum of money towards an unknown Kenian bank account (no problems, but still scary); I am sure a payment method through PayPal or some official provider would reassure a number of customers

Thank you for an amazing time in Kenia

Julian & Leslie

A passion for delivering the safari of your dreams
5/5

I would thoroughly recommend using Twinkle Star Tours & Safaris if you are considering booking a trip to Kenya or Tanzania.

Having worked with James back in 2019 to create our dream safari, it was not until this year, 2022, that the dream came true. Starting in Nairobi, we were picked up by our guide, Abubakar. This being my first safari, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but Abu, put us at ease, kept us safe and comfortable and helped us see so many wonderful animals and their natural behaviours in the wild. We went to Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naviasha, Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Lake Manyara National Park and Amboseli National Park. I would recommend all these places. Each has its own unique character and ambience. If I had to select some highlights though, it would have to be Ol Pejeta because of the exceptional work they are doing to save the Northern White Rhinos; the Serengeti because it is truly a wonder and the Crater - because that is where we got to see all the BIG 5 in one day. In terms of highlights - I would also recommend paying the extra costs to meet the last two Northern White Rhinos in Ol Pejeta as the money you spend goes to a wonderful charity and also gives you the chance to meet face to face these wonderful animals. My eyes are welling up, remembering the time we got to spend with them. My husband also treated us to a balloon ride over the Masai Mara. I am not a brave flyer at the best of times, but I am so glad we did this. It was a wonderful way to see the Mara and the different animals across its plains.

The Guides

Abu was a brilliant guide with knowledge and experiences of the animals. His friendly disposition and network with fellow drivers meant we were always able to see really wonderful animals, and take as much time as we wanted to get our perfect pictures and memories. When we crossed over to Tanzania we had a new guide, Stuart from Raven Safaris. Stuart knows the Serengeti and the Crater having long years experience. Stuart's patience and knowledge of the animals was exceptional and we were both lucky and privileged to see 4 different leopards because of his brilliant guiding skills.

Value for money

If you are researching for your own safari, you will know, they are not cheap, however, considering the parks we visited, the places we stayed the food provided and the knowledge shared by our guides, the value for money was brilliant on this trip. It was also tailored to meet the requests we had and all our questions were answered without hesitations. If you are looking for a bit of luxury I would certainly recommend Ol Pejeta and the Intimate Camp in the Serengeti. As someone who doesn't camp a lot, both of these places offered camping tents which are honestly nicer than my own apartment back home!

I have wanted to go on safari since I was a young person growing up watching the documentaries narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Wildlife is not a documentary - however, we were lucky and privileged to get a small window into that world for a few weeks. I will treasure the memories and photographs forever and hope that in years to come those wonderful places and their inhabitants continue to not only exist but also thrive.

EXCELLENT SAFARI!
5/5

It was the best vacation trip my wife and I have taken in a very long time and will be remembered for a long time.

This was a private Safari for 19 days in both Kenya and Tanzania for me and my wife.

Guides:
Both Guides were knowledgeable and informative. Their driving skills were second to none.

In Kenya, our driver George was great. We really connected with him. He went over and above what we expected. If we were to go again, we would want him as our Guide/Driver.

In Tanzania, Stuart was a great driver/guide as well.

Both allowed us to adjust our schedule to suit our needs and made sure we saw everything.

Lodges:
The Tented lodges exceed our expectations in every way. We would stay at these again.

The tour included a sunrise Ballon Safari in Masai Mara. it was a great addition to the tour.

Amazing safari experience
5/5

I had the most wonderful safari experience with Twinkle star tour thanks to the experienced guide Thomas (if i'm not mistaken), who didn't manage any effort to allow to see all the animals (including the big 5), and also all the valuable information he shared with me on each and every single animal we crossed!
I highly recomend this safari agency for the best safari experience

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