Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my own itinerary?

Absolutely. Just contact us to start the process. We’ll listen to your needs and give expert recommendations based on your interests, timeline and budget. Leave the details to us!

Can I take my children on safari?

Of course! We think taking your whole family on safari is a wonderful way to learn and grow together; think of the lifelong memories! We recommend a minimum age of six on our family safaris. There is a minimum age of 16 on our traditional safaris.

Will I stay in tents or lodges?

At Thomson, we know how important choice is when planning a trip. That’s why we offer an array of accommodation options. Do you want to stay in tents in the heart of the wilds? Lodges with five-star luxuries? A combination of both? It’s completely up to you when planning a private, custom trip! Make sure to check the accommodations section of our itineraries to see what’s offered.

What size are your safari groups?

We specialize in small group travel (about 14 people or less), but the exact size varies from trip to trip. One thing’s for sure: you’ll have plenty of elbow room, 360-degree sightlines, and a guaranteed window seat.

Will I have a chance to interact with the local people of Tanzania?

Many of our trips provide opportunities to visit local villages and interact with the people. However, if your itinerary does not include these visits, you’ll still gain valuable local insight from your expert guide, a native of Tanzania.