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Tanzania on Canvas

Learn about the life and art of Peter Ray Mwasha

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The Big Five

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Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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February 23, 2017

5 Things You Can Learn From Nat Geo WILD’s Big Cat Week

When you love animals as much as we do, National Geographic’s Big Cat week is the most wonderful time of the year. This week, Nat Geo flooded the airwaves with content and profiled the big cats we love most.…

February 14, 2017

Honeymooners on Safari: Andrew and Alisa’s Story

We sat down with Thomson Safaris staffer Andrew and his wife Alisa to talk about what it was like to honeymoon in the Serengeti.

February 3, 2017

Thomson Safaris Has Been Nominated!

Cast Your Vote for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

We have great news to share! Thomson Safaris has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s 2017 “World’s Best” Safari Outfitters. We are honored to once again make this list…

great migration of wildebeest
January 26, 2017

When Can You See The Great Migration in Tanzania?

The answer may surprise you!

The Great Migration is an endless movement of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles searching for food and mating partners. It happens all year long, all over Tanzania.

January 24, 2017

Sick of Winter? Here Are 7 Warm Winter Vacation Ideas

The beginning of the year is a popular time to think about your next getaway, especially for people in the colder parts of the world where winter is in full force. If you’re considering planning a trip, or…

December 29, 2016

2016 Roundup: Top 10 Moments at Thomson Safaris

The Thomson Safaris staff took some time looking back at the greatest moments we’ve experienced as a team, and we realized just how eventful 2016 has been for us.

Gifts for the Avid Traveler
December 19, 2016

10 Last-Minute Gifts for the Avid Traveler

It always feels like the holiday season creeps up before you know it and you’re left scrambling to buy last-minute gifts for friends and family. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to buy thoughtful gifts…

December 15, 2016

6 Tips for Being Culturally Sensitive While Traveling

For many, the chance to have meaningful cultural interactions is the highlight of an international trip, and it’s something our guests love most about going on safari in Tanzania.

November 30, 2016

Trekking through the Moonscape: My Hike around Ol Doinyo Lengai after the Eruptions

I was immediately sold on the Tanzania Trekking Safari. I was most looking forward to walking past the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and seeing how the surroundings were affected by the recent eruption. No amount…

spinach soup recipe from tanzania
November 28, 2016

Tanzanian Food: Creamy Spinach Soup Recipe

Another Tanzanian recipe directly from the Nyumba camp kitchen!

If you can’t make it to Tanzania this winter, the next best way to warm up is with this hearty soup. The creamy spinach dish is a guest favorite, perfectly prepared by the staff at the Thomson Nyumba…

maasai beaded necklace
October 18, 2016

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Maasai Beadwork

Maasai beadwork is a cultural practice with great importance and symbolism to the community of East Africa. Here are some interesting facts about the longstanding tradition:

October 13, 2016

Part 2: On Safari with Photographer Toby Gelston

Acclaimed photographer Toby Gelston is back with another riveting clip from his recent Tanzanian safari. This time, he documents a wildlife viewing drive in the northern Serengeti, where he spots cheetah,…

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