My name is Marjaana, the founder of The Traveling Twiga. Let me briefly introduce the special heart and soul of this agency.

We are very excited about travel and love to create extraordinarily meaningful travel experiences to cherish a life-time. We’d love to take you on an outer journey that changes you inward, makes a true impact on yourself and potentially on the people you will encounter during your journey. We want it count for something beautiful, after all you are investing your precious vacation time and hard-earned money for this time away from home. Therefore, your journey should be special in every way, so that when you return back home, you will still be awestruck and are dreaming about your experiences and possibly returning some day.

We aim to transform lives through travel! We plan luxurious trips with opportunities to make a difference. We also offer budget-friendly humanitarian and mission trips creating greater compassion and generosity.

On this website you’ll find a variety of great itineraries to exciting destinations, but take them as samples, as most trips can be customized to best fit your particular life situation, so that your trip will be everything you dream of and more.

Africa is our big 10+year passion … it really gets under your skin, as they say. To attest to this love, we adopted the name Twiga, meaning Giraffe in swahili language, which is widely spoken in East Africa. In addition to fabulous safaris at luxury resorts in the East and Southern Africa, we are passionate about missions, humanitarian and conservation efforts, and offer volunteer opportunities in various projects … and budget friendly safaris as well. Not coincidentally,  I am a founding member and president of a non-profit organization, Outreach to the World, Inc. (, with a project in rural Kenya since 2004.

Europe is another big love of ours with its rich heritage and culture … not to mention the food and wine!  Having born and lived in Europe for over 30 years, I would be proud to introduce you to the treasures of this multifaceted continent. The Old World charm lives on!

And what about the amazing Australia, magnificent New Zealand and the paradise-like islands of the South Pacific? Wow, exciting destinations in the lands down under, enchanting tropical islands, great diving at Great Barrier Reef, hiking in the outdoor lover’s paradise, New Zealand, etc, etc, etc!!!

Your adventure awaits! Let’s go!

Marjaana Seilonen

Founder and CEO

The Traveling Twiga –  CST 2104199-40