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Jambo! Our guest receives a warm village welcome.

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Tanzania on Canvas

Learn about the life and art of Peter Ray Mwasha

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Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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FarishFeature
November 14, 2012

Farewell to Our Dear Friend, Farish Jenkins

Distinguished palaeontologist, Harvard professor and long-time friend of Thomson Safaris, Dr. Farish Jenkins passed away this week. It is a great loss to the many people he touched and inspired over the course…

WeddingFeature
November 12, 2012

Guests Renew Vows in a Traditional Maasai Wedding Ceremony

I was so blown away with my husband conceiving of this Maasai wedding vow renewal idea and planning every last detail, and pulling it off without a hitch. I am also so appreciative of the Thomson Safaris staff…

MigrationFeature
October 6, 2012

Migration Update: Wildebeests Cross Mara River Early

Many of our guests are returning from Tanzania now after witnessing this year’s early river crossing. This video was shot by Thomson Safaris’ guest, Keeley Keenahan, and shows the organized chaos of a…

MigrationHippo
September 4, 2012

The Hippo: Forgotten Animal of the Great Migration

Thomson Safaris guest, Keeley Kennahan, had great timing during a migration river crossing – not only did she witness huge herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River, but she also observed some very unusual…

DawnFeature
July 20, 2012

The Quiet Majesty of Dawn in the Serengeti

We love this video shot by Thomson Safaris’ guest, Mike Ellis, of dawn at our Moru Kopjes nyumba camp in the Serengeti. Watch the video to see what dawn on safari is like!

SoupFeature
June 5, 2012

Soup Recipe from Camp Chef, Herriel

During his visit to the US, Herriel—whose culinary prowess always receives great feedback—shared his carrot and ginger soup recipe and prepared it in the Thomson Safaris “test kitchen.” Watch the video…

TzvisitFeature
May 29, 2012

Karibu (Welcome) to our Tanzanian Staff!

Each spring, four staff members from Thomson Safaris’ Arusha office visits the US for an all-expense paid, two-week trip, courtesy of Rick and Judi.

Women'sDayFeature
May 22, 2012

Maasai Women Attend International Women’s Day Events in Arusha

Thomson Safaris sponsored a group of Maasai women from several villages in Loliondo to participate in the International Women’s Day activities in Arusha, Tanzania. The women intend to share their…

MarthaStewartFeature
April 25, 2012

Crafting Safari Photos with Martha Stewart

Thomson Safaris guest, Lisa, appeared alongside Martha Stewart in a “how-to” segment on The Martha Stewart Show where they created a collage of safari photographs from Lisa’s private family safari with…

Maasai woman mechanic on Thomson Safaris staff
March 25, 2012

The No. 1 Ladies Maasai Mechanic, Spotlight on Thomson Staffer, Hellen

When people told Hellen Lovukenya that she couldn’t make a living fixing cars, she simply didn’t listen to them. “You are a woman! You are Maasai!” they said. “Exactly,” she responded. “I can do whatever I…

OutsideAwardBlack
March 15, 2012

Thomson’s Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari Awarded by Outside Magazine

We are honored to have earned a place in Outside Magazine’s 2012 Travel Awards Hall of Fame. The trek and safari package on Outside’s “All-Time Favorite Trip List” begins with Thomson Safaris’ Grand…

Bryan, Thomson Safaris' staffer, in Tanzania
March 5, 2012

Visiting Ruaha National Park

An experience beyond words for Bryan

The only way to explain Ruaha National Park is by recounting my first morning game drive from Mwagusi where we saw cheetahs cubs learning to hunt. We watched as the mother taught her cubs how to run, chase…

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