|   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 se...

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  |   History, Landmarks / Parks

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 ...

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  |   About Thomson

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 ...

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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 pre...

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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 ...

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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, ser...

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  |   About Thomson, Giving Back

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 t...

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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 ...

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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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  |   About Thomson, 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, ...

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  |   About Thomson, About/By Thomson Staff

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 ...

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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 savan...

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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 we...

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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 ther...

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  |   Tips

What’s the Best Safari in Africa for You?

Looking for the best safari in Africa? We’ve been perfecting ours since we started running them in 1981. No matter how you wan...

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  |   Tips

What Will Travel in 2021 and Beyond Look Like?

Is 2021 the year travel makes a comeback? If so, what will it look like, and what does it mean for you? Here’s how we’re think...

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  |   Tips, Wildlife

6 Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit to the Serengeti

So, you might already know you want to visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania – and how could you not? It is, after al...

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  |   Tips, Wildlife

6 Reasons Why a Tanzania Safari Should Be on Top of Your Bucket List

Thundering wildebeest hooves in the Serengeti plains are often so vivid that Tanzania safari guests remember the sound forever...

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  |   About/By Thomson Staff, Stories About/From Our Guests

Our Top 12 Photos of 2020

Why stop at just the top 10? These photos and videos (all taken by Thomson guests!) received so much love on our Instagram thi...

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