The cultural component was so important to me in choosing a trip to Tanzania and Thomson Safaris does a great job with the Cultural Safari. There was a nice mix of wildlife and culture. Everyday was very special and I love how you give back to the people of Tanzania and employ people born in Tanzania.
We’ve been fortunate enough to travel to 67 different countries, and have taken dozens of guided tours. We can honestly say that Mustafa is without question the finest tour guide we’ve ever had. His depth of knowledge of the animals, birds, and plant life was amazing, as was his knowledge about Tanzania’s history and culture. He went out of his way to ensure that our visit was the best it could be. He made us feel like the most important clients he, and Thomson Safaris, had ever had!
Our Thomson Safaris guide Charles was amazing, and so universally respected; having him lead the trip felt like being with a living legend. The staff of the Tarangire Nyumba even performed an impromptu dance after dinner to celebrate Leela’s birthday. It was so entertaining and thoughtful.
I am not certain if anyone really knows what to expect on a safari until they have experienced one. Whatever our expectations were, I believe they were exceeded. Every encounter with the Thomson Safaris personnel was very personal, friendly, and focused on our welfare and enjoyment. We are a fairly private family and the solitude of the Thomson Safaris choice of areas was fully appreciated.