Twiga Tours vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared
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the amazing safari vehicles5.0 December 2018
Twiga Tours are indeed "the fun people to safari with". My wife and I enjoyed an exceptional bespoke safari honeymoon experience. The Manji family took incredible care of us. They booked everything and took care of all the details from beginning to end. We received an overwhelming welcome, phenomenal hospitality, and exceptional service. From the airport tranafer upon our arrival to the breathtaking balloon experience over the Mara, the knowledgable guides and the the amazing safari vehicles, if you're going to do a once-in-a-lifetime safari, you can't afford NOT to have Tioga Tours arrange your special safari. I can't speak for other tour operators but I can honestly say that TT's 35+ years of experience makes them the best choice for your safari adventure. Well done Twiga team and asante sana.Read more
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What an excellent welcome and introduction to Kenya5.0 July 2018
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The agent that handled my family's booking was extremely efficient and friendly. All the camps and hotels that were recommended and booked were perfect for our needs.
The airport welcome was out of this world. What an excellent welcome and introduction to Kenya.
A big thank you to the entire Twiga Tours Team
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Great personal service5.0 October 2017
I have known the Manji family and Twiga Tours for many years. A solid family business where every client is important. Great personal service, either you want an expencive luxury safari, or a more budget friendly experience. The Twiga family is there for you. Highly recommended.Read more
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|Tours||4 Trips||1 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 384||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Group Tour Operator||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Local Specialist||Global Operator|
|Headquarters||Nairobi, Kenya||Fort Washington, Pennsylvania|
Founded in 1980, by a local father son team Twiga remains a top safari tour operator in East Africa.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
Their expert knowledge and extensive experience in the travel industry have given them an edge in East Africa travel and safari experiences. Their high caliber personalized attention and repeat visitors every year speaks for itself. Other than the wildlife experiences, they also provide unique local connections allowing travelers to learn about the cultures and customs of the local tribes.
Who Travels With Them?
Travelers seeking a classic safari tour in East Africa. This is where many first time safari goers head, and their background matches this quite nicely. Safaris can be comfortable for multiple age ranges, but especially with Twiga where personal touches inspire repeat visits especially from older travelers and families.
Where Do They Operate?
They focus in 4 key countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda.
Why Travel With Them?
Their attention to detail and making sure each individual guest is taken care of helps keep them at the forefront of this classic travel experience. Local knowledge and connections as well make them a great place for those wanting a relaxed journey to see incredible wildlife and enjoy the African landscape.
A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.