The 3 Most Popular African Safaris in 2024 & 2025

Written by Thomson Safaris

woman watching elephants from landrover in tanzania

What is it about an African safari that never fails to dazzle? Just when we think we’ve seen everything, every wildlife antic and acacia sunset, something new meanders along to surprise us.

Tanzania has been dazzling guests of Thomson Safaris for over 40 years, and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. To that end, here are three of our most requested trips in 2024 and 2025. Take a look below–and when you’re ready to join us on the greatest adventure on Earth, let’s get in touch!


Founders’ Safari (2024+2025)

walking with giraffes on safari in serengeti

Thomson Safaris founders Rick and Judi have been perfecting the safari experience since they ran their first trip in 1981. This is their personal itinerary, featuring their preferred route, their preferred camps, two internal flights and upgraded amenities.

Go on walking safaris, spot the Big Five and experience three nights at Condé Nast’s #1 Hotel in East Africa–ready to safari like a founder?


  • Experience over forty years of our founders’ safari experience, distilled into one itinerary.
  • Search for the Big Five in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and a private nature refuge.
  • Go on walking safaris and night wildlife drives–two of Tanzania’s most restricted activities.
  • Visit a Maasai community and learn about their culture through song, story and craftsmanship.
  • Unwind with three nights at Gibb’s Farm, named the #1 hotel in East Africa by Condé Nast and one the World’s Best Safari Lodges by Travel + Leisure.




The Grand Safari (2025 only)

male lion in african plains

Exquisitely balancing immense scope, leisurely pacing and profound depth, the Grand Safari is the no-holds-barred, exhilarating pinnacle of African adventures. Two internal flights maximize your wildlife viewing time, and a mid-journey respite awaits at Gibb’s Farm: a luxurious sustainability lodge that Condé Nast calls the #1 Hotel in East Africa.

We’ve combined everything our guests love in this all-encompassing itinerary. This is their dream trip. It’s your grand safari.


  • Go on the world’s greatest road trip through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and a private nature refuge.
  • Experience walking safaris and night wildlife drives in the Serengeti ecosystem.
  • Learn about Maasai culture and traditions during a community visit.
  • Stay in exclusive, comfortable campsites in the thick of the action.




The Highlights Safari (2024 + 2025)

great migration tanzania

Let’s face it: many of us struggle to fit vacations into our busy schedules. We offer the Highlights Safari with this in mind–in a mere but magnificent 8 days, you’ll experience the very best of Tanzania’s can’t-miss destinations, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. And you’ll do it all with Thomson Safaris’ top-notch accommodations, vehicles and guides.


  • Experience a full week of safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and a private nature refuge.
  • Explore Tanzania on walking safaris and night wildlife drives—two activities available almost nowhere else in northern Tanzania.
  • Stay in exclusive, comfortable campsites in the thick of the action.
  • Visit with Maasai communities to learn about their lives, work, culture and craftsmanship.


Thomson Safaris has over 40 years of history in Tanzania–and only Tanzania. Our travel consultants know the country like no one else, and they’ll help you find a safari like none other. Contact us and we’ll be in touch shortly!