World Travel Awards 2023
In a resounding affirmation of its industry prowess, Twiga Tours, East Africa's premier safari company, clinches the coveted title of the "World’s Leading Safari Company" for the second consecutive year. This prestigious accolade was bestowed upon Twiga Tours at the World Travel Awards 2023 Grand Finale, hosted at the Burj al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai.
Twiga Tours' Heritage
Established in 1980 by the visionary Manji Family, Twiga Tours, a family-owned company and one of Kenya's oldest tour firms, has consistently stood out as a paragon of personalized African Safari experiences. This recent triumph follows closely on the heels of its earlier victories, being named Kenya’s Leading Safari Company 2023 and Tanzania’s Leading Safari Company 2023 at the 30th World Travel Awards-Africa and Indian Ocean Gala in Dubai.
Beyond Safari: A Holistic Approach to Tourism
Twiga Tours transcends conventional safari offerings, providing high-quality safari experiences not only in Kenya but also in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. The company's commitment to preserving traditional African hospitality and creating unique, personalized guest experiences has been a cornerstone of its success.
A Glimpse into Twiga Tours' Legacy
The journey of Twiga Tours has been marked by pioneering initiatives that have become industry benchmarks. In 1987, the company orchestrated one of the first-ever weddings on a hot air balloon over the vast plains of the Masai Mara for a prominent UK family. Additionally, Twiga Tours, known for introducing bush breakfasts in Kenya, continues to set trends embraced across the industry.
Global Market Entry
Minaz Manji, CEO of Twiga Tours, recalls the company's foray into the international market in 1981 at the World Travel Market in London. While initial success proved elusive, this venture provided crucial insights, laying the foundation for future global market penetration. Twiga Tours officially entered the travel sector in 2003, orchestrating travel arrangements, including airline tickets, international holidays, and business travel bookings.
Beyond its trailblazing tours, Twiga Tours has made a lasting impact on the environment, society, and the economy. The company has embraced eco-friendly practices, contributing to sustainability in the regions it operates. The Manji Foundation, an initiative by Twiga Tours, plays a pivotal role in educating and empowering children from impoverished families in remote Kenyan locations, thereby creating a positive ripple effect on the lives of these children and their communities.
The Future of Safari Excellence
As Twiga Tours continues to set new benchmarks in the safari industry, its second consecutive win at the World Travel Awards solidifies its standing as a global leader. The legacy of the Manji Family lives on, driving Twiga Tours to new heights and redefining the standards of excellence in the world of African safaris.