|   About/By Thomson Staff

Cat Spotting: A Thomson Staffer’s Safari Story

My name is Cat Yoder, and I’m a trip manager at Thomson Safaris. I live and breathe Tanzania, and I know the camps, packing li...

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  |   Wildlife

What Should You Expect on a Mahale Mountain Chimp Trek?

Tucked within the craggy hills of the Mahale Mountains is humanity’s closest relative: the chimpanzee, one of earth’s most ico...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

5-Time Thomson Guests Share Why They Went on Safari Again

Lee and Lee Ann in hot-air balloon over the Serengeti Tanzania holds a special place in the Carvalhos’ hearts. Their four previ...

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  |   Wildlife

QUIZ: Can You Name the Animals in These 10 Closeups?

Binoculars are your best friend when you’re spotting wildlife on safari. But what if magnified views were all you had? What if...

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  |   Food, Soup Recipes

Tanzanian Food: Chickpea Soup Recipe

This aromatic, spice-rich soup is Moroccan themed, yes, but the recipe comes directly from Thomson’s camp chefs in Tanzania! C...

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  |   Wildlife

8 Reasons to See Elephants on Safari

They bend acacia branches with their trunks and chew on the leaves. They dig for underground water with scythe-shaped tusks. T...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, Landmarks / Parks

Introducing: Thomson’s New Waterhole at the Eastern Serengeti Camp

Thirsty? Now, when you visit your Nyumba camp in the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge, you can grab a drink with the wildlife! ...

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  |   Wildlife

7 Amazing Animal Courtship Rituals

What would you do for love? Everyone has a different answer. But at least we can go on dinner dates without worrying whether w...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

3 Generations, 10 Family Members: Here’s How the Thomson Founders Safari with Family

Floating in a hot-air balloon above the Serengeti was Haden’s fantasy. He’s the seven-year-old grandson of Rick and Judi, foun...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests, Tips

How’d You Get That Shot? Wildlife Photography with Jason Zucco

Great Migration River Crossing Photo: Jason Zucco Capturing nature’s most awe-inspiring moments takes much more than good luck ...

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  |   Tips

Common Travel Blunders in 2023 and How to Avoid Them

Blundering Bill isn’t the savviest traveler. He rushes through the booking process mere weeks before he wants to go. He reserv...

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  |   About Thomson, Wildlife

Our Top 15 Safari Photos & Videos of 2022

Another year, another set of stunning snaps from Thomson Safaris guests. We’re counting down to the most popular Instagram pho...

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  |   Tips

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Travelers in 2023

New year, new us…right? As we prepare to ring in 2023, we’re wondering yet again how to make those pesky resolutions stick. Of...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Married in Paradise: Angela’s Safari Wedding & Zanzibar Honeymoon

Marrying her best friend on the slopes of Ngorongoro Crater had always been a fantasy for Thomson staffer Angela. She dreamed ...

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  |   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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