|   About/By Thomson Staff

What Thomson’s 100% Vaccinated Safaris Mean for You

Safari travel is naturally one of the safest vacation choices available right now. After all, safaris take place out in the bus...

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  |   Tips, Wildlife

When is the ‘Best’ Time to Safari in the Serengeti?

Is there a best time to safari in the Serengeti? Depends! What people consider “best” is a matter of preference regarding weath...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Behind the Scenes at Thomson’s Arusha Headquarters

Join Thomson co-founder Judi Wineland as she takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at Thomson’s Arusha headquarters, home of th...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of a Nyumba Tent with Rick Thomson

After 40 years in the Tanzania bush, Rick Thomson, one of the co-founders of Thomson Safaris, developed the perfect safari camp...

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  |   Tips, Wildlife

10 Family Safari Activities Your Kids Will Love

A family safari in Tanzania? Absolutely! It’s the kind of trip that will get everyone interested in African wildlife and cultur...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

Guests Share What Made their Second Safari Meaningful

Thomson guests Rick Genter and Martina Keinath first went on safari with Thomson six years ago. They recently went on their sec...

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  |   History, Landmarks

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Zanzibar After a Safari or Trek

It’s no wonder why travelers choose Zanzibar after their Tanzanian safari or trek. White sand beaches, gorgeous weather and a v...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Our Fifth Year as a ‘World’s Best Safari Outfitter’

It’s our fifth time on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Safari Tours list! We  want to thank our guests who voted to make this p...

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  |   Tips

23 Safari Words and Phrases You Should Know

On your safari, you are going to hear words and phrases you may never have heard before and might not understand. To be as prep...Now you can talk the talk – when you are ready to walk the walk, learn more about a safari with Thomson

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  |   Letter from President

Why We’re Requiring Vaccination Records

Head Guide Robert Chama receiving his COVID-19 vaccination Dear Travelers, When one million vaccine doses arrived in Tanzania i...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests, Tips

How’d You Get That Shot? Safari Photography with David Carr

Capturing nature’s most awe-inspiring moments takes much more than good luck and a quick trigger finger. Careful planning, seri...

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  |   Giving Back, History

Here’s What 40 Years of Sustainable Travel Looks Like

From the beginning, our founders Rick Thomson and Judi Wineland believed that tourism should be a force for good. Eco-friendly ...

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  |   Wildlife

Beyond the Big Five: 10 Birds You’ll See on Safari

Birds may not belong to Tanzania’s Big Five, but they are still an amazing part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Tanzania is home to...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

5 Memorable Moments from Guest Stacey’s Safari

Safari is a new experience every time, no matter how many times you’ve been–just ask Stacey Bengston. She’s been on safari in E...Learn more about safari and how it has changed over the years in our post: What Was Safari Like in the 1980s Compared to Now?

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests, Tips

How’d You Get That Shot? Safari Photography with Toby Gelston

Stars over camp – Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania Photo: Toby Gelston Capturing nature’s most awe-inspiring moments takes much more...

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  |   History

What Was Safari Like in the 1980s Compared to Now?

Campfire meals, tiny A-frame tents and gargantuan trucks: these were the facts of life for visitors to Tanzania in the 1980s, w...Camping Then In 1981, our campsites looked like something out of Boy Scout magazine–except with stunning Tanzanian landscapes a...Serengeti Nyumba CampInside a Thomson Nyumba: Walk-in tents with ensuite bathroomsDining tents and lounge tents at campsites de...Vehicles Then Thomson started out with Bedford trucks–originally troop carriers in the British Ministry of Defense–to rove the ...Vehicles Then Thomson started out with Bedford trucks–originally troop carriers in the British Ministry of Defense–to rove the ...Vehicles Now Riding in a tough, durable, and customized Land Rover Defenders is a joy, because the team in Tanzania knows how t...Staff Then Safari guides really did it all in the early ‘80s. They drove and maintained their safari vehicle, chose spots for c...if(window.SUImageCarousel){setTimeout(function() {window.SUImageCarousel.initGallery(document.getElementById("su_image_carousel...Rick and Judi Then Business partners like Rick and Judi don’t come around often: When they got together to found Thomson Safari...if(window.SUImageCarousel){setTimeout(function() {window.SUImageCarousel.initGallery(document.getElementById("su_image_carousel...Rick and Judi reminisce on the dawn of safari travel

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, History

Thomson Co-Founders Reminisce on the Dawn of Adventure Travel

In celebration of Thomson’s fortieth anniversary, we sat down with Thomson co-founders Rick and Judi to hear stories from the e...How much has Thomson Safaris changed over 40 years? See a then & now comparison!

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

We Asked, “What Does Safari Mean to You?” Here are your answers.

We’ve noticed a trend over our 40 years of safari in Tanzania: Almost all our guests go for the wildlife and the African savann...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests, Wildlife

How 18 Eager Photographers Experienced a Transformational Safari

Nothing would stop 18 eager photographers from going on safari with our partners at McKay Photo Academy. Like so many, they wer...Have a question? Want to talk travel?

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  |   Letter from President

Thomson is Turning 40 and Looking Forward

Dear Travelers, We’re beginning to feel buoyant again! Of course, like everyone else, we’re cautious in our optimism, but there...

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