|   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Guinea Pig Lookalikes, Elephant Cousins: Rock Hyraxes

We’ve all thought it before, at the big extended-family reunion, or the more-the-merrier holiday celebration or wedding: “am I ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, History

Erasto Mpemba and the Physics of Freezing

Newton had an apple, Erasto Mpemba had ice cream! “Strawberry ice cream cone (5076899310)” by TheCulinaryGeek from Chicago, USA...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Don’t Lose Sleep Over It: The Strange Sleeping Habits of Giraffes

Anyone who’s pulled an all-nighter (or simply stayed up a little too long past his or her bedtime on a school night) is well aw...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Art

Artistic Ancestry: Bimbi Statues of the Bembe People

Left: Raccolte Extraeuropee del Castello Sforzesco [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedi...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

African Animal Quiz: What Do You Call A Group of…

Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, LeeAnn Carvalho We’ve all heard of herds of cattle, or packs of dogs, but some species get-togeth...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Meet Your Guides: Leonard Temba

After every safari, we hear from guests that their guide was amazing, and that he “must be the best.” At this point, we’ve hear...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks

Family Reunion: The Chimpanzees of Mahale

Chimpanzee in Gombe Stream National Park Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, Stewart Halperin It’s always good to remember where you ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, History

Take a Bao: Tanzania’s Most Popular Board Game

Detail of Bao board Yintan [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Animals Underground

When we think of wildlife on safari, the image that pops to mind is often of a lone creature silhouetted against the endless pl...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Folklore

Swahili Story Time: The Tale of Sebgugugu the Greedy

A Maasai herder tends his cattle Photo taken by Thomson Safaris guest, Beverly Halliwell-Ross While Tanzania has well over 120 ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Tips

Bitten by the Safari Bug…Literally

When most guests think of bites on safari, they’re imagining witnessing a predator track down prey, or even just watching a her...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Meet Your Guides: Willie Hombo

After every safari, we hear from guests that their guide was amazing, and that he “must be the best.” At this point, we’ve hear...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Dead Pig Walking: Aardvarks, “Living Fossils” in the Bush

“Porc formiguer” by MontageMan is the author of the original image, I did the crop – Cropped from File:Porcs formiguers (Orycte...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

A Cross-Continental Connection

Bowl stitched with thread and beads from Tanzania  Each year, in an effort to promote friendship and understanding between the...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Be A Number One Tracker…of Number Twos

There are many signs guides use in the field to help them find animals; the nearest source of water, the flick of a tail from...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Flora

Trees of Life: Baobabs

During the long dry season, they seem dead, their twisted bark peeling and grayish, limbs leafless and scraggly, looking almos...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Monsters of the Deep: the Goliath Tigerfish

Thomson Safaris guest Linda Newquist caught a tiger fish during her post-safari trip extension Forget mutant piranhas and anaco...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Meet Your Guides: Samson Johnson

After every safari, we hear from guests that their guide was amazing, and that he “must be the best.” At this point, we’ve hear...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Brawn AND Brains: The Highly-Developed Honey Badger

By Peter Trimming (Flickr: ‘Honey’) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons They’re sma...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Art

Tanzania on Canvas: The Art of Peter Ray Mwasha

“Chanting to the Moon”  by Peter Ray Mwasha Tanzania is a land filled with stunning imagery and lush, vibrant color; it makes...

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