|   About/By Thomson Staff

“This was the most AMAZING ADVENTURE we’ve ever had!”

From the time that Robert picked us up at the airport to our last lunch at the River House where we said goodbye, the trip coul...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

“This trip has been a truly magical experience and I will carry it with me for the rest of my life.”

The trip was positively fantastic. I can’t say enough about how wonderful our guides John and Freddy were. Each is so talented ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

A Typical Day on Safari: Nicole’s Favorite Memory of her Trip

Nicole points to a pride of lions during a wildlife drive through Serengeti National Park In a way, safari is impossible to sum...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Paul Travels to Tanzania on a Thomson Signature Safari

Tanzania Safari serviceperson extraordinaire, Paul, first traveled to Tanzania over nine years ago. Today he says that “every t...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Tips

What to Pack (and What Not to Pack) for an African Safari

This may be what you think of when you hear “safari,” but it’s not how you should pack for one! You know what to wear on a beac...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

A Different Model of Safari Vehicle

Oxpeckers piggybacking on an African buffalo “Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus)” by Flickr user Ian White licensed un...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Removing Horns, Saving Rhinos

Black rhino in Serengeti National Park Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, Clarence Wong One of the greatest tragedies of the widespr...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

“Don’t wait to take a family safari.”

We took our kids on a family safari with Thomson a decade ago and we all still talk about it as one of our best, best family va...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks

Tanzania vs South Africa Safaris

People ask us all the time: why choose Tanzania for safari? Compared to other East African safari destinations, Tanzania is an ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

How Lions Are Just Like Your Pet Cat

“Rawr” by Flickr user kahumphrey licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 They may be top of the food chain, but underneath the fearsome ro...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Stories About/From Our Guests

Creating a Lifetime Connection to Tanzania with One Safari

We pride ourselves on providing top of the line safari experiences that travelers will remember fondly for years to come. But f...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

What You Need to Know About Ebola

An unfortunate side-effect of the 24-hour news cycle is that dramatic or tragic stories get much more coverage than stories of ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Why Not Polka Dots? The Reasons Behind Zebra Stripes

Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, Cheryl Harvey When we think of zebras, “stripes” is probably the first thought that comes to mind...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Food

Tanzanian Food: Kuku Wa Mchuzi Na Karanga Recipe

“Peanuts” by Flickr user, Daniella Segura licensed under CC BY 2.0 Tanzanians have many dishes that feature “groundnuts,” their...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Tanzania’s Ancient Wildlife: Titanosaurs

Several macronarian sauropods; from left to right, Camarasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Giraffatitan, and Euhelopus “Macronaria scrubbe...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Shakespearean Chimpanzees: Love, Power, and Tragedy in Chimp Society

Chimpanzees are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and they share upwards of 99% of our DNA. It only stands to reaso...

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  |   A Safari Category List, People

A Child By Any Other Name…Wouldn’t Be Kuria

Kuria woman “Kurias singing and dancing” by Angela Sevin – originally posted to Flickr as Kurias singing and dancing. Licensed ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Moving On Up: Wild Dog Releases in Serengeti National Park

Protecting rare and endangered species isn’t just about changing attitudes towards wildlife conservation; sometimes it’s as si...

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  |   A Safari Category List, History

An Adventurous Life, A HUGE Legacy: Frederick Selous

Arial photo of Rufiji River, Selous Game Reserve By BBM Explorer, Ipswich, United Kingdom [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.or...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

The Nose Knows: Amazing Elephant Trunks

It may just look like a Cyrano-length schnozz, but elephant trunks are much more than oversized snouts! These amazing appendage...

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