|   Tips

Your Guide to the Best Safari Souvenirs in Tanzania

Souvenirs are palpable reminders of the incredible memories we make on safari. Art pieces, wood carvings, jewelry, beadwork; a ...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Behind the Scenes at Thomson’s Arusha Headquarters – Part 2

Thomson co-founder Judi Wineland recently took us on a behind-the-scenes look of Thomson’s Arusha headquarters. She’s going beh...

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  |   Food

Chef Jody Adams Talks Culinary Travel and Safari

James Beard Award-winning Chef Jody Adams recently returned from her fourth culinary safari with Thomson Safaris. She led 17 ot...Want to get a taste of wild for yourself? Learn more about our culinary safaris!

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Why Newlyweds Love Our Tanzania Honeymoon Safari

Newlyweds seeking romance, relaxation and adventure can find it all in Tanzania–just ask Carolyn! She’s a Thomson staffer who r...Ready to plan your dream honeymoon in Tanzania?

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  |   Wildlife

QUIZ: Can You Guess the Weird Group Names for These 10 Safari Animals?

A murder of crows. A cauldron of bats. A flamboyance of flamingos. Animal group names are oftentimes weird, funny and incredibl...1. A _______ of Lions A.) Pack B.) Staff C.) Pride [Click here to reveal answer] C.) Pride! _________________________________...0-3 correct: Looks like there’s room for improvement…maybe it’s time to head out on safari and spot the Big Five, among others!...Why do these names exist? The act of naming animal groups is believed to have started in England, in the Late Middle Ages. The...

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  |   Wildlife

What Should You Expect on a Rwanda Gorilla Trek?

Deep in the mud and thickets of northwest Rwanda live the mountain gorillas: stocky, black-furred beasts that share about 98% o...

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  |   Giving Back, People

Meet Asela, a Beekeeper Empowering Women with FOTZC

Helping Maasai women manage their own beehives is about much more than honey to Asela Melkiory, beekeeping project manager at C...

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  |   Tips

10 Safari Photography Tips with David McKay

With a quick trigger finger, some good light and the right know-how, anyone can take memorable photos on safari. Professional p...Read more about David McKay’s photography safaris in Tanzania

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Meet the Special Women of the Nyumba Camps

In Tanzania, it’s often challenging for women to find jobs, particularly in industries dominated by men. Safari travel is one s...

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  |   Wildlife

River Crossings vs. Calving Season: What’s the Best Great Migration Event to See on Safari?

How do you choose between frantic masses of wildlife bolting across the Mara River, and cute, wobbly baby wildebeest learning t...How do you choose between frantic masses of wildlife bolting across the Mara River, and cute, wobbly baby wildebeest learning t...+ Predatory-Prey Action When wildebeest come trampling through the dry grasses to the edge of the Mara River, the predators co...+ Predatory-Prey Action When wildebeest come trampling through the dry grasses to the edge of the Mara River, the predators co...+ Calves Everywhere Up to 8,000 wildebeest can be born in a day during the calving season, which lasts from January to March. ...

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  |   Wildlife

The Art of Cooperation: 6 Examples of Serengeti Symbiosis

When you’re lonesome, life in the wild can be hard. That’s why so many species pair up, forming unlikely alliances that help bo...

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  |   Food

3 Stunning Sundowner Recipes from Safari to You

When daylight edges into dusk, it’s time for a longstanding safari tradition: the sundowner! A sundowner is simply a drink take...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

Second-Time Safari Goers Talk about Zanzibar and Rwanda Extensions

Thomson guests Rick Genter and Martina Keinath recently wrote us a heartwarming letter about their second safari in Tanzania. N...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Back from Safari: Thomson Co-founder Tells Her Story of Serengeti Solitude

Co-founder of Thomson Safaris Judi Wineland traveled to Tanzania in late 2021, her first safari experience in over a year. We s...

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  |   A Safari Category List, History

Why Visit Tanzania? 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about the Country

Synonymous with staggering beauty and boundless plains, Tanzania is home to some of the most incredible displays of nature on t...

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  |   Landmarks, Wildlife

Why the Baobab is Tanzania’s “Tree of Life”

Baobab trees play a huge role in Tanzanian iconography: these behemoths loom over the bush with high, writhing limbs and bulbou...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

10 Things We learned in 2021

Dear Travelers, Happy holidays to you and yours! As we gather to spend time with our loved ones, we are expressing our amazemen...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, Art

Our Top 10 Photos of 2021

Nothing could stop our intrepid guests from snapping some incredible shots during their time in Tanzania. Let’s look back on 10...

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  |   Safaris, Tips

The Five Best Reasons for a Private Safari

Your exclusive group on your exclusive trip: can a private safari get any better? We say “Absolutely!” A Thomson private safari...

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  |   Tips

5 Reasons You Should Give the Gift of Travel

The best gift you can give is a meaningful life experience, filled with warm memories of the people and places that shaped it. ...

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