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Above the clouds at Lava Tower

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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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August 22, 2013

Maasai Tribesman, Translator, Lifelong Friend: Meet Emmanuel

By Thomson Safaris staffer, Emily Martin

When I visited the Serengeti with Thomson Safaris, I expected to see giraffes and zebras, beautiful landscapes and peaceful sunsets over the plains. What I didn’t expect was to form a lifelong friendship…

August 20, 2013

Meet Nature’s…

Read about wildlife you might spot on safari with strange behavior, bizarre habits, and quirky character traits.

Celebration in Tanzania
August 15, 2013

Kanga: The Most Colorful Sight In Tanzania

These brightly-colored cloths first appeared in the mid 19th century in East Africa, especially on Zanzibar, which was a center for the cloth trade. Early kanga were simpler than those women wear today.…

Hippo yawn
August 13, 2013

Top 5 Bizarre Animal Defense Tactics

Tanzanian wildlife have developed some pretty strange defensive moves over time. Find out what happens if you threaten an African buffalo, african hare, pangolin, crested rat, and a hippo.

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…

difference between asian and african elephants
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.

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