A lion rests on the Serengeti's plains during the heat of the afternoon Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
A pair of zebra stare back at Thomson safari-goers Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Hundreds of wildebeest, part of the Great Migration, spread out across the plains of the Serengeti Photo credit: Chris Donovan
Elephants are just one of the many hundreds of animals you'll have a chance to see up-close and in their natural habitat on safari Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Photo credit: Danny Nestor
Five young lion cubs sit atop a kopje, the granite outcroppings that dot the Serengeti's plains Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Two cheetah sit alert, keeping watch over the Serengeti Photo credit: Chris Gamel
A lone giraffe crosses the plains, searching for acacia trees to eat Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Photo credit: Patti Sandoval
Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Photo credit: Randy Hanna
Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: Larry Terrell
Photo credit: Alan Story
Photo credit: Alan Story
Photo credit: Alan Story
Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: CP Wray
Photo credit: Ali Riley
The interior of a Thomson Nyumba tent, which features real beds, high-quality linens, a private bathroom, and an en suite pump-flush toilet Photo credit: Joselyn Diaz
Photo credit: Erica Wineland-Thomson
Photo credit: Erica Wineland-Thomson
Photo credit: Michael Moitoso
Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
One of the luxurious rooms at Gibb's Farm, an 80-year-old working coffee estate in the Ngorongoro highlands Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Photo credit: Rivertrees Country Inn
Photo credit: Mount Meru Hotel
Photo credit: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Photo credit: KIA Lodge
Photo credit: Ndarakwai Ranch
Photo credit: Ras Nungwi
Photo credit: Joselyn Diaz
During your safari you'll have a chance for authentic interactions with local Tanzanians Photo credit: Fredrick Orkin
Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Photo credit: Judi Wineland
The Maasai are one of the best-known of Tanzania's 120+ ethnic groups Photo credit: Fredrick Orkin
Photo credit: Tom Rohrer
A teacher wrapped in a brightly-colored kanga leads a group of young Tanzanian children to school Photo credit: Fredrick Orkin
Photo credit: Alan Story
Photo credit: Emily Martin
Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: David Rush
Photo credit: Neil Rabinowitz
Photo credit: Erica Wineland-Thomson
Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Photo credit: Dina Claussen
Photo credit: Dina Claussen
A young girl watches intently, binoculars in hand, for her next wildlife sighting on safari Photo credit: David Dennis
A mother and son walk across the plains of the Serengeti hand-in-hand Photo credit: Concessa Shearer
Photo credit: Jennifer Terry
Five young lion cubs sit atop a kopje, the granite outcroppings that dot the Serengeti's plains Photo credit: Andy Biggs
During a visit to a local school, a young Thomson guest meets her Tanzanian pen pal Photo credit: Andy Kane
Photo credit: Schultz Family
Photo credit: Marcie Russ
Photo credit: Marcie Russ
Photo credit: Neil Rabinowitz

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A lion rests on the Serengeti's plains during the heat of the afternoon

A male lion lounges in the grasses of the Serengeti

A pair of zebra stare back at Thomson safari-goers

Like fingerprints, every zebra’s coat is different

Hundreds of wildebeest, part of the Great Migration, spread out across the plains of the Serengeti

Some of the 2 million migrating wildebeest

Elephants are just one of the many hundreds of animals you'll have a chance to see up-close and in their natural habitat on safari

The African elephant is the largest mammal on land


A leopard resting on a tree branch

Five young lion cubs sit atop a kopje, the granite outcroppings that dot the Serengeti's plains

A family of lion cubs on a granite kopje

Two cheetah sit alert, keeping watch over the Serengeti

Lightning-fast hunters rest for a moment on the plains

A lone giraffe crosses the plains, searching for acacia trees to eat

A lone giraffe strides across the plains


Wildebeest with their young in the green season


Viewing a rare black rhino on safari


A hippo pool in Serengeti National Park


Cheetah chasing a wildebeest calf


Hippos show their dominance by challenging other hippos


A lion looks out over the African savannah


Viewing the Great Migration in the Serengeti


A young female impala grazing


Cape buffalo are known for their unique horns


The ostrich is the largest bird in the world


Keeping up with cheetah cubs is tiring work


Giraffe herd seen from the Balloon Safari


Baby lion cub stretching in the Serengeti


Serengeti Nyumba Camp


Nyumba is Swahili for "Home"

The interior of a Thomson Nyumba tent, which features real beds, high-quality linens, a private bathroom, and an en suite pump-flush toilet

Your tents will include real beds with quality linens


Relax after wildlife viewing in the Nyumba lounge tent


All Nyumba dining tents feature local decor


Each delicious meal features local ingredients


The beautiful vista of Gibb's Farm

One of the luxurious rooms at Gibb's Farm, an 80-year-old working coffee estate in the Ngorongoro highlands

Gibb’s Farm is a luxurious retreat


Breakfast al fresco at Gibb's Farm


Spectacular views from the Gibb's Farm dining room


The gardens at Gibb's are a lush tropical paradise


Guests at Gibb's can choose to dine outdoors


Rivertrees Country Inn - Arusha


Mount Meru Hotel - Arusha


Arusha Coffee Lodge


KIA Lodge - Arusha


Ndarakwai Ranch - West Kilimanjaro


Ras Nungwi - Zanzibar


Hand-crafted beaded bracelets

During your safari you'll have a chance for authentic interactions with local Tanzanians

Enjoy authentic cultural interactions


Traditional Maasai jumping ceremony


Ceremonial singing of the Maasai

The Maasai are one of the best-known of Tanzania's 120+ ethnic groups

Maasai: One of Tanzania's 120+ ethnic groups


The Chagga have always called Kilimanjaro home

A teacher wrapped in a brightly-colored kanga leads a group of young Tanzanian children to school

Tanzanian children on their way to school


The Maasai women of Irkeepusi Boma


Beadwork of the Enjipai Women’s Group


Children of Mto-Wa-Mbu Village


Visiting the Datoga people of Tanzania


Traditional Iraqw wedding skirt


Visiting Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater


Visiting the Maasai in the Ngorongoro Highlands


Children running along the beach in Zanzibar


Making new friends on our school visit


Sharing photos of life in the U.S.

A young girl watches intently, binoculars in hand, for her next wildlife sighting on safari

Children of all ages will love a safari

A mother and son walk across the plains of the Serengeti hand-in-hand

Safari memories will last a lifetime


Enjoying some downtime in the Nyumba lounge tent

Five young lion cubs sit atop a kopje, the granite outcroppings that dot the Serengeti's plains

A family of lion cubs on a granite kopje

During a visit to a local school, a young Thomson guest meets her Tanzanian pen pal

A Thomson guest meets her Tanzanian pen pal


Enjoying a game of soccer with school children


Casmir guiding a family safari


Inside a Tanzanian classroom


Visiting Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania has some of the best wildlife viewing of any country in the world

Tanzania has truly unrivaled wildlife viewing


Safari means “journey” in Swahili. Start yours today

A happy Thomson guest tells how her safari experiences far surpassed her expectations

Hear from a happy Thomson guest

Capturing the river crossing during the Great Migration of the wildebeest is something many photographers wait a lifetime for

A dramatic moment in the Great Migration

Just because you're on a safari doesn't mean you'll be ruoghing it; learn more about the fantastic, high-quality accommodations Thomson offers

Learn more about where you’ll stay on safari

Learn more about Thomson's signature Nyumba camps, which feature real beds with quality linens, en suite toilets in private bathrooms, and a chance to commune with nature without giving up on comfort

Nyumba camps offer luxury in the bush

With over 120 distinct ethnic groups, Tanzanian culture is incredibly rich and diverse

Tanzania’s culture is incredibly rich

A happy Thomson guest tells how her safari experiences far surpassed her expectations

Hear from a happy Thomson guest

Family safaris have something for travelers of all ages

Your whole family will enjoy a Tanzanian safari

A family traveling on safari together recount their life-changing experience

Three generations enjoying a family safari together

Learn more about Thomson's signature Nyumba camps, which feature real beds with quality linens, en suite toilets in private bathrooms, and a chance to commune with nature without giving up on comfort

Nyumba camps offer luxury in the bush