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We pride ourselves on offering the best safaris out there. But don’t take it from us. Read what your fellow travelers are saying about their experiences in Tanzania. Or click here to read The Buzz for up-to-the-minute feedback from our guests!
Review by: Pam H.
We had fabulous weather, sightings and great guides & comfortable campsites. I was so appreciative of all the fine young men who worked at the camps...their kindness, efficiency and eagerness to make us feel welcome. I'll never understand how they are able to serve a gourmet meal without electricity and a well-stocked kitchen. They were truly fabulous & I felt safe the entire trip.
I really enjoyed the variety of places we were able to visit...the Oldupai Gorge, the Massai village and Ikoma where we watched the women make baskets and see how they live.
I admire how Judi and Rick give back to the communities by supporting the handiwork of the women and the individuals at the Shanga Workshop. I thought the craftsmanship at the Shanga Workshop was truly outstanding. It was remarkable that they were incorporating recycled materials. I really liked knowing more about the communities we visited.
Without reservation, I would recommend Thomson Safaris to my friends, family and colleagues.
Tanzania Wildlife Safari, October 2011
Review: Marybeth Bond
We took our kids on safari with Thomson a decade ago and we all still talk about it as one of our best, best family vacations. Today my kids have moved on; they’re in college and grad school. But the memories are even more precious in retrospect.
If anyone on the fence about a family trip to Africa, I’d say: Don’t wait, go now. In the blink of an eye, the kids will be gone. You’ll never regret the money you spent, you will regret the lost opportunity when they’ve left home.
Author, National Geographic Books
It was a trip of a lifetime. As you know Lise and I were continuing to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana which was delightful but I must say that the highlight of the trip was our safari with Thomson.
I can guarantee Thomson does not exaggerate the cost of the safari and the value was greater than our expectations. I have to add that we had the pleasure of meeting the owners of Thomson Safaris, Rick and Judi, they are wonderful and generous people. They give back more than their share to the community which was for me important to know. Their personnel is chosen to complement and follow their way of thinking. All are delightful! It is a very mature, well-run organization.
Signature Thomson Safari, November 2011
The overall experience was a perfect 10, it has been the best vacation I have ever taken! I am worried about how I will tell my friends and family about this adventure – NO WORDS can capture it.
How could anyone possibly understand the excitement I felt while: seeing a lion pride, listening to Charles' experiences as a guide, experiencing the changes of the savannah, seeing "grass as far as you can see", counting 21 giraffes outside of your nyumba, listening to Leonard's tall tales, learning about Thomson's commitment to the people and land of the Serengeti, watching wildebeest run, seeing a baby "tommie", traveling in a Land Rover with the African sun and wind in your face, parking next to an elephant for the first time with Patrick's careful planning of where to be, sitting around a fire at night, looking up at a million stars, photographing an ostrich, standing on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, walking into Gibb's Farm for the first time and eating incredible food served by extraordinary people? It has been the trip of a lifetime. I will try to share this as best as I can!!!
Signature Thomson Safari, October 2011
PS: Thank you for the trip preparation materials! I would have been lost without your incredible materials and timeline.
Rich B. Signature Thomson Review
When I first read the itinerary and saw the amount of time devoted to the Maasai, I was disappointed. I thought it would be somewhat commercialized and that the time would be better spent on additional game drives. However, I could have not been more wrong. The Maasai activities were outstanding. Very well-planned and executed. A true highlight of the safari.
Johnson and Amos took excellent care of us and we came away with an understanding of the Maasai that would have never been possible had Thomson not included these activities in our itinerary.
Signature Thomson Safari, September 2011