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Tanzania on Canvas

Learn about the life and art of Peter Ray Mwasha

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The Big Five

Find out how Africa's fiercest predators made the cut

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Meet Your Guides

Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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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…

oxpeckers-african-buffalo
December 3, 2014

A Different Model of Safari Vehicle

We’re not the only ones who occasionally like to kick back and take in the view from a lounging position; animals, too, love hitching a ride…often on one another!

black rhino in tanzania
November 25, 2014

Removing Horns, Saving Rhinos

Using Dehorning to Combat Poaching

One of the greatest tragedies of the widespread poaching on the African continent is how much is lost for so little. An elephant can reach a towering 13 feet tall and weigh up to 14,000 pounds, but it’s…

lion pride in tanzania
November 11, 2014

Tanzania vs South Africa Safaris

How does a Tanzania safari stack up against a safari in South Africa? Both countries are beautiful, but the safari experience in Tanzania is very different from that in South Africa. Here’s why:

kittie
November 4, 2014

How Lions Are Just Like Your Pet Cat

They may be top of the food chain, but underneath the fearsome roars and impressively suave manes, lions are just big kitties. Don’t believe us? There are tons of ways they’re just like your purring pet:

Michelle on her Thomson Safari
October 28, 2014

Creating a Lifetime Connection to Tanzania with One Safari

Michelle shares her safari experiences

We pride ourselves on providing top of the line safari experiences that travelers will remember fondly for years to come. But for some visitors, a Tanzanian safari is more than just a dream vacation; it…

Facts about Ebola from CDC
October 22, 2014

What You Need to Know About Ebola

While the risk is real in the rural communities of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, westerners, and travelers, don’t need to worry. Travelers to East Africa have little cause for concern for a few…

zebras
October 14, 2014

Why Not Polka Dots? The Reasons Behind Zebra Stripes

When we think of zebras, “stripes” is probably the first thought that comes to mind. It’s the species’ most recognizable trait, not to mention a perennial fashion favorite. But why such a distinctive…

peanut sauce recipe from Tanzania
October 9, 2014

Eat Like a Tanzanian: Kuku Wa Mchuzi Na Karanga Recipe

(Chicken in Peanut Sauce)

Enjoy this recipe for a classic Tanzanian meal of chicken in a tomatoey peanut sauce. It pairs well with ugali (if you feel like going VERY traditional), but would also be excellent served over rice!

Sauropods
September 23, 2014

Tanzania’s Ancient Wildlife: Titanosaurs

People rightly think of Tanzania as one of the best places on earth to spot rare and unique wildlife species, but a new discovery proves that Tanzania has been home to some of the world’s most exciting…

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