|   Wildlife

What Should You Expect on a Rwanda Gorilla Trek?

Deep in the mud and thickets of northwest Rwanda live the mountain gorillas: stocky, black-furred beasts that share about 98% ...

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  |   Giving Back, People

Meet Asela, a Beekeeper Empowering Women with FOTZC

Helping Maasai women manage their own beehives is about much more than honey to Asela Melkiory, beekeeping project manager at ...

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  |   Tips

10 Safari Photography Tips with David McKay

With a quick trigger finger, some good light and the right know-how, anyone can take memorable photos on safari. Professional ...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, People

Meet the Special Women of the Nyumba Camps

In Tanzania, it’s often challenging for women to find jobs, particularly in industries dominated by men. Safari travel is one ...

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  |   Wildlife

River Crossings vs. Calving Season: What’s the Best Great Migration Event to See on Safari?

How do you choose between frantic masses of wildlife bolting across the Mara River, and cute, wobbly baby wildebeest learning ...

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  |   Wildlife

The Art of Cooperation: 6 Examples of Serengeti Symbiosis

When you’re lonesome, life in the wild can be hard. That’s why so many species pair up, forming unlikely alliances that help b...

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  |   Food

3 Stunning Sundowner Recipes from Safari to You

When daylight edges into dusk, it’s time for a longstanding safari tradition: the sundowner! A sundowner is simply a drink take...

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  |   Stories About/From Our Guests

Second-Time Safari Goers Talk about Zanzibar and Rwanda Extensions

Thomson guests Rick Genter and Martina Keinath recently wrote us a heartwarming letter about their second safari in Tanzania. ...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

Back from Safari: Thomson Co-founder Tells Her Story of Serengeti Solitude

Co-founder of Thomson Safaris Judi Wineland traveled to Tanzania in late 2021, her first safari experience in over a year. We ...

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  |   A Safari Category List, History

Why Visit Tanzania? 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about the Country

Synonymous with staggering beauty and boundless plains, Tanzania is home to some of the most incredible displays of nature on t...

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  |   Landmarks / Parks, Wildlife

Why the Baobab is Tanzania’s “Tree of Life”

Baobab trees play a huge role in Tanzanian iconography: these behemoths loom over the bush with high, writhing limbs and bulbo...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff

10 Things We learned in 2021

Dear Travelers, Happy holidays to you and yours! As we gather to spend time with our loved ones, we are expressing our amazeme...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, Art

Our Top 10 Photos of 2021

Nothing could stop our intrepid guests from snapping some incredible shots during their time in Tanzania. Let’s look back on 1...

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  |   Tips

The Five Best Reasons for a Private Safari

Your exclusive group on your exclusive trip: can a private safari get any better? We say “Absolutely!” A Thomson private safar...

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  |   Tips

5 Reasons You Should Give the Gift of Travel

  The best gift you can give is a meaningful life experience, filled with warm memories of the people and places that shaped i...

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  |   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 bu...

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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 weat...

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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 t...

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  |   About Thomson

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 cam...

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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 cultu...

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