|   A Safari Category List, Safari

Cry of the wild: Bush Babies

The eyes may be big, but bush babies are tiny (and adorable). Many of our safari guests see or hear them during their stay at G...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks

We All Have Ancestors In Tanzania: Olduvai Gorge

In the most immediate sense, most Americans don’t have a Tanzanian heritage. After all, it’s a relatively-small (the population...

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  |   Safari

The “Don’t Pack it List”

We spend a lot of time making sure travelers have everything they’ll need on a safari or a trek, but what about the things they...

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  |   Tips

Toto’s Africa Gets Fact Checked

We’ll admit it, we’re fans of Toto’s “Africa,” the 80s anthem where they bless the rains down in Africa, which is why we wanted...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Zebras: Nature’s Sister Wives

You’ve probably heard that a zebra can’t change its stripes (probably when someone was acting predictably badly), but for the a...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

An Elephant Of Any Other Size…

The black-and-rufous elephant shrew, one of 17 species of sengi found across Africa. “Rhynchocyon petersi from side” by Joey Ma...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Folklore

Swahili Story-Time

The western world grew up with Grimm’s fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen; in East Africa, different stories are told to c...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

It’s Your Lucky Day…

Tragelaphus strepsiceros ♂ (head)” by © Hans Hillewaert. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wik...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks

Zanzibar’s House of Wonders

Most people know Zanzibar as an exotic spice island ringed with white-sand beaches (or as the birthplace of Queen’s Freddy Merc...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

The Meow Of The Wild: Savannah Cats

Savannahs are bred for their spotted coats and more “wild” looking faces and ears By Jason Douglas (By uploader) [Public domain...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Food

Termites: A Tanzanian Treat

They’re one of the most ubiquitous forms of wildlife in Tanzania, watching them move en masse is a truly unforgettable sight, a...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Watch Yours: Symbiotic Wildlife

Beauty hurts? “Sabi_2012 05 18_0437” by Flickr user Harvey Barrison licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 It’s a jungle out there…okay, m...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Thomson Goes To Thompson Island for Summer Outing!

After months of summer heat, everyone at the Thomson office was ready for a little summer fun. Luckily, in Boston “getting away...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Maasai Tribesman, Translator, Lifelong Friend: Meet Emmanuel

When I visited the Serengeti, I expected to see giraffes and zebras, beautiful landscapes and peaceful sunsets over the plains....

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Meet Nature’s…

Sometimes people think we have a monopoly on strange behavior, bizarre habits, and quirky character traits, but that’s not true...

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  |   A Safari Category List, People

Kanga: The Most Colorful Sight In Tanzania

There’s one thing we can guarantee every Thomson traveler will see on his or her trip. No, it’s not a favorite animal. It’s a k...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Top 5 Bizarre Animal Defense Tactics

You know not to get between a grizzly and her cub, or to corner a raccoon, or scare a skunk, because you’ve heard what will hap...

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  |   A Safari Category List, People

Go for the Wildlife, Return With Friends

Most people embark on their first safari with some pretty high expectations; it’s a trip into a different world, where the land...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

African Animal Quiz: The Aardwolf

“Aardwolf25” by Greg Hume – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Safari

Let’s Talk (and Grunt, and Whoop) About Hyena

Laying in bed at the end of a long day in the bush, you hear a distinctive high-pitched giggling sound, a hee-hee-hee on helium...

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