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The perfect spot for a Zanzibar siesta

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Tanzania on Canvas

Learn about the life and art of Peter Ray Mwasha

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Find out how Africa's fiercest predators made the cut

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Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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thomson nyumba camp chef
November 17, 2015

Meet Safari Camp Chef Rebecca Maronde

Putting a delicious twist on camp dining

Rebecca, who has been with Thomson Safaris for the last eight years, is head chef in the Tarangire camp. Her homestyle cooking has guests raving in the dining tent, and even asking for recipes so they can take…

pumpkin soup recipe
November 16, 2015

Eat Like a Tanzanian: Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Direct from the Nyumba camp kitchen!

This soup is a guest favorite at Nyumba camps. Our safari chefs prepare the soup from scratch, and it’s simple enough to recreate at home. Perfect on a cool fall or winter night, we hope the aroma will bring…

October 26, 2015

26,000 Steps Closer to Healthcare in Tanzania

Medical dispensary makes healthcare accessible for a rural community

Focus on Tanzanian Communities (FoTZC), Thomson Safaris’ sister non-profit, worked directly with the community elders and district government to help establish a medical dispensary in the rural village,…

mentor on family tanzania safari
September 23, 2015

Smiling Kids and Parents? How Our Family Safari Mentors Make it Happen

Transforming a family vacation into a trip of a lifetime

Smiling faces all around for three generations on a family safari How will you spend family time together this year? Will it be hurried and frantic in between soccer practice and work deadlines, or will it be…

miller family on safari in tanzania
August 17, 2015

Why You Don’t Need to be a Camper to Love a Safari

One guest shares her safari experience in Tanzania

This week we have the pleasure of speaking with a recent guest, Mackenzie, who recounts the safari adventure she experienced with her family. She shares helpful tips for those of you planning your own Tanzania…

ras nungwi
July 21, 2015

The Lure of Zanzibar

What’s the best way to wrap up your Tanzania safari or Kilimanjaro trek? By spending more time in Africa, of course. After an adventure in the bush or on the mountain, head to the archipelago of Zanzibar for…

great migration in tanzania
July 2, 2015

Five Reasons to Travel to Tanzania Now

Tanzania is the best safari destination in Africa. Why? With more than 25% of the country preserved as national parks or conservation areas, the landscapes are vast and open. In fact, Tanzania is home to some…

school visit in Tanzania
June 17, 2015

What to Expect on an African Safari? A First Timer’s Account

Noah recounts his journey in Tanzania – full of wildlife adventures, and warm and welcoming people.

This is where the journey began. Driving to our private camp from the airstrip (an ever-stretching field), I viewed hundreds, maybe even thousands, of animals—zebras, gazelles, warthogs, wildebeest—amassed…

June 10, 2015

Meet the Tanzania Wildlife Expert

Daniel Yamat of the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge

We are excited to introduce you to Daniel, who in addition to his formal position as the manager of the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge, is an all-around wildlife and cultural ambassador for Tanzania. His love…

Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park
February 3, 2015

A Typical Day on Safari: Nicole’s Favorite Memory of her Trip

When Nicole recently returned from her African safari, we asked her not to sum up her trip, but to tell us more about her absolute favorite moment.

Paul enjoyed the Nyumba Camps in the Serengeti
January 20, 2015

Paul Travels to Tanzania on a Thomson Signature Safari

Tanzania Safari serviceperson extraordinaire, Paul, first traveled to Tanzania over nine years ago. Today he says that “every time I go back it feels like a part of me is coming home.” Recently, he had a…

what to pack for an African safari
January 14, 2015

What to Pack (and What Not to Pack) for an African Safari

You know what to wear on a beach vacation or an urban adventure, but how should you dress on an African safari? Keep in mind the following “Dos and Don’ts,” when you’re thinking about what to pack for…

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