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Taking time to smell the roses on Mount Kilimanjaro

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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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Zebra taming in Tanzania
August 8, 2013

Go for the Wildlife, Return With Friends

Most people go on safari with high expectations; their expectations don’t usually don’t include making lifelong friendships but that’s what happened on this Thomson Safari! Traveling in a group worked out…

How much do you know about the aardwolf?
August 6, 2013

African Animal Quiz: The Aardwolf

Aardwolf are almost exclusively insectivores. They use their long, sticky tongues to pull up to 200,000 termites out of a mound in just one night! Learn more in Thomson Safaris latest creature feature on their…

Hyena calls - what do they mean?
July 30, 2013

Let’s Talk (and Grunt, and Whoop) About Hyena

Each call of the hyena (scientists have identified as many as 14) communicates specific information to the rest of the clan. Though we may hear it as laughter, the hyena’s giggle sound actually means it’s…

July 25, 2013

Eat Like a Tanzanian: Ugali

Tanzanian cuisine is incredibly varied but there’s one food you’ll see almost anywhere you travel in the country: ugali. It accompanies most meals, serving as a simple, filling supplement to the main…

What are the differences between an African and Asian Elephant?
July 23, 2013

You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants

There are other differences: African elephants have looser, more wrinkled skin; Asian elephants have harder trunks and bigger bellies; African elephants sometimes have fewer toenails on both their front and…

Thomson Safaris Land Rover Defender in production
July 19, 2013

Building a Thomson Land Rover Defender

According to Thomson Safaris co-owner Rick Thomson, who helped design our custom vehicles: “a Defender can idle on the smell of a pump attendant’s trouser cuff.” Land Cruisers, on the other hand, are…

Thomson Safaris Awarded Travel+Leisure's World Best Award
July 5, 2013

We’re Toasting Our Fabulous Guests! (…and Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Award!)

Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards ranks Thomson Safaris one of the top-rated safari outfitters in the entire world!

Travel + Leisure's World Best Award to Thomson Safaris
July 2, 2013

Thomson Safaris Named to Travel + Leisure World’s Best List!

We’re proud to announce that Travel + Leisure magazine has awarded Thomson Safaris a coveted 2013 World’s Best Award in the category of safari outfitters.

Gabriela surrounded by giraffes during a hike at Enashiva Private Nature Refuge
June 13, 2013

Don’t Pet the Animals! Thomson Safaris’ Staffer, Gabriela Goes on Safari

Thomson Safaris’ staffer, Gabriela traveled to Tanzania in March. Read about her experiences joining a family safari for wildlife viewing in Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro…

Thomson Safaris Socially Responsible and Green Travel Tips
May 15, 2013

Thomson Safaris Green and Socially Responsible Travel Tips

Thomson Safaris provides 11 travel tips for safari to Tanzania. Tips help you maintain an eco-friendly and responsible path to enhance your enjoyment and to ensure future generations enjoy their Tanzania…

Welcome dinner for our Tanzanian friends visiting from Arusha
May 9, 2013

Karibu to our Tanzanian Friends! Staff from Arusha Visit the US

Each spring, Thomson Safaris staffers reunite with friends from the Arusha office who get an all-expense paid, two-week visit to the US, courtesy of Rick and Judi. It is such a treat to reciprocate the…

April 10, 2013

Volunteering at FAME Health Clinic in Tanzania: Kathy Gaines, RN and Thomson guest, shares her story

While on safari three years ago, I delivered a young Maasai woman’s infant in the back of a Land Rover. Obviously, this was not a planned event on my safari itinerary! I just happened to be in the area and…

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