See the Wildlife you want to see, on your preferred dates, with an exclusive vehicle and your own guide.

Design a Private Safari

make it your own

A Thomson private safari offers a highly personal experience with amazing value. No matter your interests, timeline or budget, we’ll help you come up with the itinerary you want.

See the perfect trip and want to do it with just your group? Prefer to create your own day-by-day schedule? We’ve specialized in Tanzanian safaris for over 40 years, making us experts in the wildlife and wilderness. From the kopjes of the Serengeti to the outer rim of Ngorongoro Crater, we can’t wait to show you our home.

Planning couldn’t be any easier: give us a call and we’ll tailor-make your once-in-a-lifetime adventure, offering first-hand recommendations and accommodating any special needs or preferences you may have along the way.

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Why Consider a Private Safari with Thomson?

You're in charge

your trip, your way

A private safari is all about traveling with the people you choose. We can make any existing itinerary private for you. Choose your accommodations, give us your preferred dates and tell us where you want to spend your time. Everything is customizable!

Everyone's invited

bring the family

Family, friends, first-timers, veterans, special interest groups – bring ‘em all. We’re happy to create private safaris for groups of any size, whether you’re traveling with your school or you’re going solo. For larger groups, we’ll cut the per-person price as more people sign on.

Our Tanzanian family,

your local guides

With years of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife, culture and land, local guides are Tanzania’s ultimate ambassadors and your perfect hosts. On a private trip, you’ll work with your own Thomson Safaris guide in your own private vehicle.

Come home

unwind in comfort

Beyond our signature Nyumba tents and the comfort of Gibb’s Farm, plenty of upgradable options exist to help you sleep in style. Tell us what amenities and level of comfort you’re looking for, and we’ll help you find the perfect fit.

Special moments,

endless memories

Have a special interest in cooking or photography? There’s a safari for that. Honeymooning, celebrating an anniversary or taking the kids? We’ll bring out all the stops for any occasion.

Go big(ger) with

safari add-ons

No need to end your safari so soon! From gorilla trekking to scuba diving and beyond, you can go bigger with our safari add-ons before or after your trip.