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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!
Thomson Signature Safari Review by Linda F.
I had a wonderful time! It was incredible, magical, rich and beautiful, and overflowing with SO much. I am still in a glow from the wealth of all that we encountered. It was one of the most amazing and memorable trips I have ever taken! Every day was a new adventure, and time didn't exist.... I slept so peacefully, with all the quiet and black stillness (for me, that was a particular treat, with no city sounds and lights anywhere....!).
Everything was so carefully and thoughtfully organized and orchestrated for us, I felt truly spoiled. Every member of the team exuded enthusiasm for our comfort and well-being. Kumbi and John were a joy to be with as we bounced along from one "wow" moment to another. It's clear that Thomson Safaris has given much attention to who is added to the overall team.
I especially enjoyed the meals prepared for us at each camp - very flavorful and imaginative dishes - some of the appetizers were especially great, like the roasted/toasted nuts, and the crisp banana chips with savory seasoning. Since I like to cook, I was always eager to see and taste what we were going to be treated to.
I want to thank you, Eliza, for all your patient and supportive help with this trip - there wasn't a thing you left to chance, and I appreciated that a lot.
With best wishes,
Signature Thomson Safari, November 2011
Review: Dan and Sarah
Sarah and I had an absolutely wonderful time...we could not be happier with Thomson and what you set up for us. Truly everything from the transportation to the lodges, and all the moments in between, surpassed even our highest hopes for our honeymoon trip...you guys really spoiled us.
And our guide, Leonard, is one of the most interesting, funny and amazing persons I've ever met. He was a big part of what made the trip so wonderful...you are lucky to have someone like him representing your company. We didn't want to part ways with him upon leaving for Zanzibar.
Thanks again for everything, we were truly spoiled.
Dan & Sarah H.
Honeymoon Safari with Zanzibar Extension, July 2011
Humanitarian, Dr. Greg Allgood, traveled with Thomson Safaris on MTV’s Summit on the Summit Kilimanjaro trek. Dr. Allgood travels around the world distributing PUR packets, which turns dirty water into clean, drinkable water, helping to prevent illness and save lives every day. Thus far, he and his partners have delivered more than three billion liters of clean drinking water for children and their families in more than 60 developing nations.
Watch footage from MTV's Summit on the Summit trek below.
See more photos and read about the trek from the perspective of the celebrity climbers on the Summit on the Summit blog.
Land Rover Review: Eric A.
I have owned and driven Land Rovers in East Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and Baja, California much of my life. We owned Atlantic British Export here in the United States for years (the North American source for Land Rover and Range Rover parts) and had never seen a safari modification like Thomson’s with the higher rear seat sections, the taller windows and windshield. Wow!! What a difference from a passenger’s point of view!! Compared to any of the other safari machines out there, the visibility toward the horizon to the front and sides…from any of the back seats is unsurpassed.
Thomson's Signature Safari, July 2008
Thomson Safaris Review: Paloma S.
The safari was AMAZING. Beyond amazing. There are just no words. I expected to see phenomenal landscapes and wildlife but what I didn't expect was the wonderfully magnificent Thomson folks that we encountered EVERY STEP OF THE WAY (starting with Michael stateside).
The team in Tanzania was not only more than accommodating, they were enthusiastic and knowledgeable, possessing a great sense of humor and spirit, patience with teaching Swahili, and a great many other talents. I felt like I was among family throughout the whole trip. I was sad to move from location to location leaving behind new friends we were just getting to know at the campsites and the nature refuge.
The conservation work that Thomson does in Tanzania is certainly commendable and important, but the team of people you have gathered and empowered to show us the riches of their country speaks volumes about Thomson's spirit and values. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of something so grand. I will come back again and refer many others.
Kwaheri for now, Paloma S.
Tanzania Trekking Safari, July 2009