|   Giving Back

FOTZC Celebrates New Maternity Ward with Maasai Elder

She’s a grandmother, midwife and storyteller. She regales listeners with tales of the two-mouthed monster and songs from her c...

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  |   Wildlife

Do Vultures Deserve Their Bad Reputation?

After the lions have feasted and the leopards have lunched, vultures swoop in to grab a bite of the remains. These master scav...

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  |   About Thomson

Our New Safari is the Ultimate Tanzania Adventure

Tanzania’s allure lies in the sheer breadth of its plains, craters, forests and rivers. It’s here that wildebeest throng, lion...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

4 Stories from My Safari to Inspire Yours

Good stories make great travel souvenirs. They’re portable, personal and even the smallest details can evoke strong memories o...

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  |   Wildlife

Why Termite Mounds are Mind-Blowing Metropolises

Termite mounds in Tarangire National Park Termite mounds: these humble clay heaps host insects that are every homeowner’s bane....

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  |   A Safari Category List, Food

Tanzanian Food: Green Banana and Coconut Soup Recipe

Directly from the Thomson camp kitchen comes this creamy, complex, comforting green banana and coconut soup! It’s a warm, yumm...

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  |   Landmarks / Parks

6 Reasons to Explore Tarangire National Park on Safari

Tanzania’s best-kept secret may just be Tarangire National Park, a sprawling wildlife hotspot bestrewn with elephants, baobabs...

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  |   Tips

9 Safari Myths, Busted

Myths and misconceptions abound when it comes to safari travel. Some are harmless, while others can have a significant impact ...

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  |   Tips

5 Luggage Tips You Should Know Before You Fly

Anxious about your bag not arriving to the airport at the same time you do? With a little preparation before you go – outlined...

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  |   Wildlife

What’s the Difference Between Crocodiles and Alligators?

Snapping snouts, scaly skin and cold-blooded bodies: crocodiles and alligators have a lot in common. They’re more closely rela...

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  |   About Thomson, Flora

Why the Best African Walking Safari is in the Eastern Serengeti

Stretch your legs, sink your boots into the dirt and walk among the wildlife on an African walking safari, one of the most exc...

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  |   Tips

Smartphone Photography on Safari: Pros and Cons

Once unthinkable, smartphone photography on safari is now relatively common. But what are the strengths and limitations of a s...

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  |   Giving Back

Celebrating 25 Years of Making a Difference with FOTZC

Twenty-five years ago, six Thomson Safaris guests and founder Judi Wineland were moved by their experiences with the beauty an...

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  |   About Thomson

Our Sixth Year as a World’s Best Safari Outfitter

We’re celebrating our sixth year as a World’s Best Safari Outfitter, as named by Travel + Leisure, and we want to thank all ou...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

21 Years Later, A Magical Second Safari with the Same Guide

Natasha Copeland was bleary-eyed when she deplaned at Kilimanjaro airport. She was beginning her second safari with Thomson, b...

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  |   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 be...

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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 o...

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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 ...

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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 incredib...

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