We had a wonderful time with Thomson Safaris. It was the perfect mix of visits to local villages, schools, and of course great wildlife viewing. The food was really excellent. We enjoyed the different flavors and the effort to please a Western palate without being unadventurous.
I have new respect for Land Rovers. I didn't quite get the importance of Thomson Safaris' promise of a window seat for each person until I saw other safari groups packed like sardines in open jeeps, while we switched sides, jumped up and down, shared spaces, etc.
I will definitely be back in touch for the next trip – this time with more people in tow! I repeat, Thomson Safaris is a class act! The Nyumba tents were well-appointed and comfortable and, well, luxurious considering that they were in the middle of the bush. The food was creative, diverse, plentiful, and delicious. Our guides were knowledgeable, attentive and, as a bonus, very entertaining.
I really enjoyed the variety of places we were able to visit, such as the Maasai Village and Ikoma, where we watched the women make baskets, and the handiwork of the women and the individuals at the Shanga Workshop. I admire how Judi and Rick give back to the communities by supporting these women. I really liked knowing more about the communities we visited.