|   About Thomson

The 3 Most Popular African Safaris in 2024 & 2025

What is it about an African safari that never fails to dazzle? Just when we think we’ve seen everything, every wildlife antic ...

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  |   Wildlife

How Do Lions Hunt? The Science Behind the Stalk

The life of the African lion (Panthera leo) is a literal race for survival. They stake their lives—and the lives of their prid...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests, Tips

Photography Instructor Don Toothaker Discusses Tanzanian Safaris and Photo Travel

Seeing photographers flourish on safari ignites a spark of pride in Don Toothaker. He’s a professional photography instructor ...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

What Happens When It Rains on Safari?

Rain on your safari? What a nightmare! Or is it? My name is Christine Smith, and I’m a Trip Manager here at Thomson. I’m your ...

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  |   Food

What Will I Eat on Safari?

Safari is an adventure for the senses. While the majestic wildlife will undoubtedly steal the show, some of the most memorable...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Celebrating Thomson’s Women Leaders for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Female leadership has been a pillar of Thomson Safaris’ success ever since Judi Wineland co-f...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests, Tips

3 Stunning Wildlife Photos from Hunt’s Photo Safari (And the Stories Behind Them)

Ever dreamt of photographing the drama of a thousand galloping wildebeest, or a baby elephant frolicking in mud? Don Toothaker...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Congrats to Rose Ngilisho, First Tanzanian Woman General Manager of Thomson Safaris, LTD!

We’re thrilled to announce that Rose Ngilisho has been named the new General Manager of Thomson Safaris, LTD in Tanzania! Her ...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Putting Down Roots: Why I Work for Thomson Safaris

Lewis with guides Ojukwu and Seph in 2023 In 2011, the summer between my junior and senior year of college was around the corne...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

A Typical Day on Safari (and Why it’s Anything but Typical)

Hi, I’m Halee and I’m a Senior Safari and Kilimanjaro Consultant here at Thomson Safaris! Usually, I’m helping guests like you...

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  |   Food

Tanzanian Food: Sweet Potato and Veggie Curry Soup Recipe

Cooked with care in the Thomson camps kitchens, this guest-favorite curry is a soothing remedy to winter’s chill. A medley of ...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, Landmarks / Parks

What is the Perfect Day at Gibb’s Farm?

Condé Nast recently crowned Gibb’s Farm the #1 hotel in East Africa, and Travel + Leisure has twice named it the #1 Safari Lod...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, Wildlife

Top 10 Safari Photos and Videos of 2023

From the golden Serengeti plains to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, we received a lion’s share of incredible guest photography in 2...

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  |   Giving Back

A Bed for Every Student: FOTZC’s Mission in Soit Sambu

Children’s laughter echoed through the village of Soit Sambu last October, when board members from the nonprofit organization ...

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  |   Tips

11 Safari Packing Tips Our Team Swear By

Packing for safari often raises a lot of questions–Is this the right type of duffel? What’s the weather like? We hear you. All...

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  |   Landmarks / Parks, Tips

Why We Recommend Driving Safaris in Northern Tanzania

To drive, or not to drive? That is the question! It’s one guests have been asking us for over 40 years as they consider a flyi...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Wish you were here. Wait, you are!

As our bush plane made its way over the Great Rift Valley, memories of this flight from my many other visits to Tanzania flood...

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  |   Tips

How To Book a Last Minute Safari

Planning a last-minute safari can be a thrilling adventure, but it requires quick decision-making and efficient planning. Here...

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  |   Wildlife

QUIZ: Can you guess which animals make these sounds?

On safari, you’ll hear a symphony of brays, chuffs and roars everywhere you go–who knew the call of the wild was such a ruckus...

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  |   Landmarks / Parks, Tips

5 Reasons Your Safari Should Begin in the Eastern Serengeti

Picture this: After a long journey, you’ve arrived at your first camp deep in the savanna. You toss your bag in your tent and ...

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