A lion rests on the Serengeti's plains during the heat of the afternoon, as seen on an African safari Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
A pair of zebra stare back at Thomson safari-goers in Africa Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Hundreds of wildebeest, part of the Great Migration, spread out across the plains of the Serengeti, as seen on a Thomson safari to Africa Photo credit: Chris Donovan
Elephants are just one of the many hundreds of animals you'll have a chance to see on our African safaris Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
a leopard resting on a tree branch, as see on a Thomson African safari 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, as seen on a Thomson African safari Photo credit: Andy Biggs
See Wildebeest with their young on a Thomson African safari Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Viewing a rare black rhino on an African safari Photo credit: Patti Sandoval
A hippo pool in Serengeti National Park, as seen on an African safari Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
On an African safari, you may see a cheetah chasing a wildebeest calf Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Hippos show their dominance on an African safari Photo credit: Randy Hanna
While on safari, you may see a lion looks out over the African savannah Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Viewing the Great Migration in the Serengeti while on an African safari Photo credit: Larry Terrell
While on safari in Africa, you may see a young female impala grazing Photo credit: Alan Story
Cape buffalo are known for their unique horns Photo credit: Alan Story
While on safari in Africa, you'll see the largest bird in the world - the ostrich. Photo credit: Alan Story
Keeping up with cheetah cubs is tiring work Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Giraffe herd seen from the Balloon Safari in Africa Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Baby lion cub stretching in the Serengeti Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Serengeti Nyumba Camp, one of the many accommodations that you'll enjoy on an African safari. 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
Nyumba lounge tent - the perfect place to relax while in Tanzania on an African safari Photo credit: Erica Wineland-Thomson
The inside of a Nyumba dining tent - the perfect place to eat while in Tanzania on Safari Photo credit: Erica Wineland-Thomson
a delicious meal made from ingredients sourced locally from Tanzania Photo credit: Michael Moitoso
The beautiful vista of Gibb's Farm 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
While on Safari in Tanzania, you'll enjoy breakfast al fresco at Gibb's Farm. Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Spectacular views from the Gibb's Farm dining room Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
The gardens at Gibb's Farm in Tanzania are a lush tropical paradise Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Beautiful outdoor dining is part of the authentic African Safari experience Photo credit: Gibb's Farm
Rivertrees Country Inn - Arusha Photo credit: Rivertrees Country Inn
Mount Meru Hotel - Arusha Photo credit: Mount Meru Hotel
The Arusha Coffee Lodge, part of a Thomson African safari Photo credit: Arusha Coffee Lodge
KIA Lodge - Arusha Photo credit: KIA Lodge
Ndarakwai Ranch - West Kilimanjaro Photo credit: Ndarakwai Ranch
Ras Nungwi - Zanzibar Photo credit: Ras Nungwi
Hand-crafted beaded bracelets Photo credit: Joselyn Diaz
During your African safari you'll have a chance for authentic interactions with local Tanzanians Photo credit: Fredrick Orkin
Experience a traditional Maasai jumping ceremony on your African safari Photo credit: Victor Nemeth M.D.
Experience the ceremonial singing of the Maasai while on a Thomson African safari Photo credit: Judi Wineland
The Maasai are one of the best-known of Tanzania's 120+ ethnic groups Photo credit: Fredrick Orkin
Immerse yourself in the The Chagga culture while on your African safari 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
Interact with the Maasai women of Irkeepusi Boma while on an African safari Photo credit: Alan Story
Beadwork of the Enjipai Women’s Group Photo credit: Emily Martin
Spoend time with the the children of Mto-Wa-Mbu Village while on safari in Africa Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Visiting the Datoga people of Tanzania Photo credit: David Rush
Traditional Iraqw wedding skirt
While on safari in Africa, you'll visit Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater Photo credit: Neil Rabinowitz
While on safari in Africa, you'll visit the Maasai in the Ngorongoro Highlands Photo credit: Erica Wineland-Thomson
Children running along the beach in Zanzibar Photo credit: Andy Biggs
A child on an African safari making friends with the local school children Photo credit: Dina Claussen
A child sharing photos of life in the U.S. with his new friends, while on safari in Africa Photo credit: Dina Claussen
A young girl watches intently, binoculars in hand, for her next wildlife sighting on an African safari Photo credit: David Dennis
A mother and son walk across the plains of the Serengeti hand-in-hand while on safari in Africa Photo credit: Concessa Shearer
A family enjoying some downtime in the Nyumba lounge tent while on an African safari 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
While on safari with her family, a young Thomson guest meets her Tanzanian pen pal Photo credit: Andy Kane
A child on a Thomson safari to Africa enjoying a game of soccer with school children Photo credit: Schultz Family
Casmir guiding a family safari Photo credit: Marcie Russ
The inside of a Tanzanian classroom Photo credit: Marcie Russ
While on safari in Africa, you'll visit Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater Photo credit: Neil Rabinowitz

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A lion rests on the Serengeti's plains during the heat of the afternoon, as seen on an African safari

A male lion lounges in the grasses of the Serengeti

A pair of zebra stare back at Thomson safari-goers in Africa

Like fingerprints, every zebra’s coat is different

Hundreds of wildebeest, part of the Great Migration, spread out across the plains of the Serengeti, as seen on a Thomson safari to Africa

Some of the 2 million migrating wildebeest

Elephants are just one of the many hundreds of animals you'll have a chance to see on our African safaris

The African elephant is the largest mammal on land

a leopard resting on a tree branch, as see on a Thomson African safari

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, as seen on a Thomson African safari

A lone giraffe strides across the plains

See Wildebeest with their young on a Thomson African safari

Wildebeest with their young in the green season

Viewing a rare black rhino on an African safari

Viewing a rare black rhino on safari

A hippo pool in Serengeti National Park, as seen on an African safari

A hippo pool in Serengeti National Park

On an African safari, you may see a cheetah chasing a wildebeest calf

Cheetah chasing a wildebeest calf

Hippos show their dominance on an African safari

Hippos show their dominance by challenging other hippos

While on safari, you may see a lion looks out over the African savannah

A lion looks out over the African savannah

Viewing the Great Migration in the Serengeti while on an African safari

Viewing the Great Migration in the Serengeti

While on safari in Africa, you may see a young female impala grazing

A young female impala grazing

Cape buffalo are known for their unique horns

Cape buffalo are known for their unique horns

While on safari in Africa, you'll see the largest bird in the world - the ostrich.

The ostrich is the largest bird in the world

Keeping up with cheetah cubs is tiring work

Keeping up with cheetah cubs is tiring work

Giraffe herd seen from the Balloon Safari in Africa

Giraffe herd seen from the Balloon Safari

Baby lion cub stretching in the Serengeti

Baby lion cub stretching in the Serengeti

Serengeti Nyumba Camp, one of the many accommodations that you'll enjoy on an African safari.

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

Nyumba lounge tent - the perfect place to relax while in Tanzania on an African safari

Relax after wildlife viewing in the Nyumba lounge tent

The inside of a Nyumba dining tent - the perfect place to eat while in Tanzania on Safari

All Nyumba dining tents feature local decor

a delicious meal made from ingredients sourced locally from Tanzania

Each delicious meal features local ingredients

The beautiful vista of Gibb's Farm

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

While on Safari in Tanzania, you'll enjoy breakfast al fresco at Gibb's Farm.

Breakfast al fresco at Gibb's Farm

Spectacular views from the Gibb's Farm dining room

Spectacular views from the Gibb's Farm dining room

The gardens at Gibb's Farm in Tanzania are a lush tropical paradise

The gardens at Gibb's are a lush tropical paradise

Beautiful outdoor dining is part of the authentic African Safari experience

Guests at Gibb's can choose to dine outdoors

Rivertrees Country Inn - Arusha

Rivertrees Country Inn - Arusha

Mount Meru Hotel - Arusha

Mount Meru Hotel - Arusha

The Arusha Coffee Lodge, part of a Thomson African safari

Arusha Coffee Lodge

KIA Lodge - Arusha

KIA Lodge - Arusha

Ndarakwai Ranch - West Kilimanjaro

Ndarakwai Ranch - West Kilimanjaro

Ras Nungwi - Zanzibar

Ras Nungwi - Zanzibar

Hand-crafted beaded bracelets

Hand-crafted beaded bracelets

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

Enjoy authentic cultural interactions

Experience a traditional Maasai jumping ceremony on your African safari

Traditional Maasai jumping ceremony

Experience the ceremonial singing of the Maasai while on a Thomson African safari

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

Immerse yourself in the The Chagga culture while on your African safari

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

Interact with the Maasai women of Irkeepusi Boma while on an African safari

The Maasai women of Irkeepusi Boma

Beadwork of the Enjipai Women’s Group

Beadwork of the Enjipai Women’s Group

Spoend time with the the children of Mto-Wa-Mbu Village while on safari in Africa

Children of Mto-Wa-Mbu Village

Visiting the Datoga people of Tanzania

Visiting the Datoga people of Tanzania

Traditional Iraqw wedding skirt

Traditional Iraqw wedding skirt

While on safari in Africa, you'll visit Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater

Visiting Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater

While on safari in Africa, you'll visit the Maasai in the Ngorongoro Highlands

Visiting the Maasai in the Ngorongoro Highlands

Children running along the beach in Zanzibar

Children running along the beach in Zanzibar

A child on an African safari making friends with the local school children

Making new friends on our school visit

A child sharing photos of life in the U.S. with his new friends, while on safari in Africa

Sharing photos of life in the U.S.

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

Children of all ages will love a safari

A mother and son walk across the plains of the Serengeti hand-in-hand while on safari in Africa

Safari memories will last a lifetime

A family enjoying some downtime in the Nyumba lounge tent while on an African safari

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

While on safari with her family, a young Thomson guest meets her Tanzanian pen pal

A Thomson guest meets her Tanzanian pen pal

A child on a Thomson safari to Africa enjoying a game of soccer with school children

Enjoying a game of soccer with school children

Casmir guiding a family safari

Casmir guiding a family safari

The inside of a Tanzanian classroom

Inside a Tanzanian classroom

While on safari in Africa, you'll visit Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro Crater

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