Short Family Safari
We could not have been more thrilled with our trip - it was everything and more than I had ever imagined, and that is saying something, as I had very high expectations! It will remain one of the most incredible experiences of my life, and probably all five of our lives. And we have NO doubt that our choosing Thomson had a lot to do with that. Your company could not have provided a more upscale, seamless, professional program where every detail was handled to perfection.
The Boston office was wonderful and stayed in touch with me over the more than 2 years before we booked. I first contacted Thomson Safaris 2.5 years ago and worked with Andrew who was wonderful. He first introduced me to your company and safaris. He stayed in touch with me for months.
Paul sent long and detailed emails to even my smallest question – i.e. for plugs/electrcity, visits and gifts for school, which was so helpful. I don’t think I could have been better prepared.
Our first night was at Rivertrees Inn, a lovely place to stay – cool, quiet and calm. I wished we could stayed a full day to see the grounds but wouldn’t have given up a day on safari. The contrast of the Ngorongoro Nyumba camp setting was other wordly! At the Tarangire Nyumba camp, we loved being so close to animals and had elephants in the camp. The staff was detail-oriented, attentive, and very smiley. One even brought popcorn to our tent for my 11 year old!
We cannot say enough about Mustapha! His calm, pleasant manner was professional but friendly. He was patient with a family of 3 bickering boys. He had us all so relaxed. We loved him and he couldn’t have been better!
We loved visiting the Maasai village and our guide there was so polite, respectful, grateful and not pushy. We thought the school visit was just great, especially because our 3 boys played with the children.
I really couldn’t imagine the safari being better-planned. Obviously TS’s experience has refined your itineraries to be perfect! The mix of safari, travel time and alternate visits was fabulous. Everything ran like clockwork.