Thomson Safaris Affiliations & Awards

Gibb's Farm | 2017 Travel + Leisure World's Best Safari Lodge

Gibb’s Farm Named No. 1 Best Safari Lodge in the World and 5th Best Hotel in the World in the Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey

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Travel + Leisure 2017 World's Best Safari Outfitters

Thomson Safaris Named One of the Top Safari Outfitters in the World in the Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey

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2016 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute honored 100 of the most impressive businesses in Massachusetts being headed by women (in our case, president and founder Judi Wineland). The list included international retailers, major restaurant chains, and respected leaders in scientific innovation. We’re extremely honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year!

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Gibb's Farm | 2016 Condé Nast Traveler's World's 50 Best Hotels list

Gibb’s Farm has been honored yet again with a prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice award. Ranking No. 2 in Africa on the World’s 50 Best Hotels list, the estate is being internationally recognized for its fourth consecutive year. Gibb’s Farm is included on many of our safaris, and we’re happy to see it receive praise year after year. 

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2014 First Generation Business Award

The Family Business Association of Massachusetts  recognized Wineland-Thomson Adventures for the second year in a row, this time naming us the best First Generation Business in all of Massachusetts. We’re especially honored to be recognized locally, and as a family business.

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Thomson Safaris Travel + Leisure Award

2013 Travel + Leisure World's Best Award

We’re honored to be named one of Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best in the category of Top Safari Outfitters. The award was based on reader votes in the categories of staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value.

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Gibb's Farm | The Gold List 2014 | Condé Nast Traveler

Gibb’s Farm, one of our favorite properties (and one you’ll see on many of our itineraries) was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2014 Gold List, a “best of the best” list for hotels, resorts, and cruise lines. The only Tanzanian property to make the list, Gibb’s was recognized for its stunning location, top-notch service, and excellent accommodations. We’re proud to offer this incredible property to so many of our guests!

2013 Community Excellence Award

The Family Business Association of Massachusetts honored Wineland-Thomson Adventures with the Community Excellence Award for our support, not only for the local community in Boston, but for communities, cultures, and economies around the world.

Outside Magazine Awarded Thomson Safaris in 2012

2012 Hall of Fame Active Travel Award

Outside Magazine awards Thomson's Kilimanjaro Grand Traverse Route and Explorer's Safari with the 2012 Hall of Fame Active Travel Award & All-Time Favorite Trips Hall of Fame. 

National Geographic award for Thomson Safaris Tanzania

Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth

For the second year in a row, National Geographic Adventure magazine features Thomson Safaris as one of the "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth."

Thomson Safaris won the Tanzania Conservation Award in 2009

Tanzania Conservation Award

Tanzania Tourist Board honors Thomson Safaris with the 2009 Tanzania Conservation Award for their community-based conservation project at their private nature refuge.

National Geographic awarded Thomson Safaris in their 50 Tours of a Lifetime

50 Tours of a Lifetime

National Geographic Traveler features a Thomson Safaris' 12-day active adventure trip as one of their 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

Thomson Safaris won Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth

Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth

National Geographic Adventure named Thomson Safaris one of the top three Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth, as judged by a panel of travel experts and a selection of past guests.  

Judi Wineland was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Thomson Safaris co-founder and director, Judi Wineland, wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Adventure Travel World Summit.

Thomson Safairs awarded Humanitarian Award in Tanzania

Humanitarian of the Year

Presented to Thomson Safaris in 2005 for their humanitarian efforts in Tanzania.

Tanzania Tourist Board awarded Thomson Safaris

Tour Operator of the Year

Thomson Safaris was honored to be named 2001 Tour Operator of the Year by the Tanzanian Tourist Board.


African Wildlife Foundation

Thomson Safaris is proud to partner with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). Together, we are working to engage in conservation efforts that creatively and strategically promote programs that help African communities conserve their rich resources, including wildlife and cultural traditions.

The Adventure Travel Trade Association

The  Adventure Travel  Trade  Association (ATTA)  brings together leaders in the adventure travel industry.

Tanzania Association of Tour Operators

The  Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)  aims to establish and maintain consistently high standards for tour companies operating in Tanzania

Sustainable Travel International

Sustainable Travel International  works to ensure that travel leaves the world a better place.

Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

We are founding members of the  Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project,  an independent organization that works to monitor and improve porter conditions on the mountain



Thomsonsafaris Safari Catalog 2016-2017