|   A Safari Category List, Food

What’s for Dinner? Unexpected Delicacies of Tanzania

It goes without saying that different cultures love different foods; where you’re born is debatably the primary influence on ho...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Can Cheetahs Survive…Themselves?

We talk a lot about external threats to wildlife populations, because they are by far the biggest causes for concern. But in th...

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  |   About Thomson

Condé Nast Readers Name Gibb’s Farm Best Hotel in Tanzania

Anyone who has been to Gibb’s Farm (a destination many Thomson Safaris trips visit) knows that this working coffee estate nestl...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Landmarks / Parks

Kilimanjaro’s Neighbor: Ol Doinyo Lengai

In Maa, the Maasai language, Kilimanjaro is known as Ol Doinyo Oibor, or “The White Mountain.” But there’s a much more imposing...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Ballerinas of the Bush: Gerenuks

Most of us have probably seen Fantasia, or at the very least, a clip of the hippos twirling around in tutus and nearly overwhel...

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  |   A Safari Category List, People

True Bushmen: The Hadza

The Hadza still hunt game with bows and arrows. By Woodlouse (https://www.flickr.com/photos/woodlouse/3990736265/) [CC BY-SA 2....

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  |   Uncategorized

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro Inspires Author David Schachne

It’s hard to believe it was exactly five years ago this coming week that I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro. The U.S. was abo...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

Hyenas: Nature’s Gender Benders

Medieval notions about African animals are interesting (and often amusing), in large part because most of the people writing ab...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Giving Back

Project MEMA Safari for Tanzanian Kids

Tanzania’s stunning, unspoiled landscapes and impressive wildlife are truly a national treasure, but it’s a treasure that, too ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

My Experience at the International March for Elephants

  Thomson Safaris staffer, Katie Ann Havas marched to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade at the International March for...

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  |   A Safari Category List, About/By Thomson Staff

Remembering Joyce Manda Maleo

The entire Thomson Safaris team is saddened to hear about the recent death, on September 29, 2013, of longtime Thomson chef Jo...

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  |   A Safari Category List, Wildlife

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 / Parks

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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  |   Tips

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, Wildlife

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, Wildlife

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, Wildlife

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 / Parks

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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