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Where moorland meets alpine desert

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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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June 3, 2016

Thomson Co-founder Judi Wineland on Women’s Empowerment

When Judi Wineland started her career in travel, the odds weren’t exactly in her favor. While there was a small surge of female entrepreneurship in the U.S. during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the field…

Soit Sambu after the fire
June 2, 2016

How FoTZC Has Helped Support Tanzania (and How You Can, Too!)

In honor of Thomson’s 35th anniversary, the Boston office has been looking at old photos, sharing favorite memories, and more importantly, wondering how we can give back to the community that we consider to…

April 15, 2016

An Intrepid Adventure – Hillary’s Trekking Safari

A Tanzania Trekking Safari is an intrepid adventure for travelers hoping to experience Tanzania in a way few ever do. Challenging daily hikes along the towering escarpments of the Great Rift Valley bring…

View of table serving traditional tanzanian meal served at Thomson Safaris camps
March 17, 2016

Tanzanian Food: Traditional Dinner Served at Thomson Camp

Grilled meats, flatbread, veggies and fried fritters

Tanzanian foods like Chapati bread and Kachumbari salad are part of the traditional Tanzanian meal served at Thomson’s Ngorongoro Nyumba Camp   On a Tanzanian safari, the focus is on the majestic…

returning artist-in-residence, Robert Aswani painting at Gibb's Farm
March 3, 2016

Artists-in-Residence add to the beauty of Gibb’s Farm

2016 Artists-in-Residence Schedule

One of the most unique features of Gibb’s Farm is its long-running artist-in-residence program. Each year, the staff invites a group of talented East African artists to live on premises, create their art in…

tanzania safari
January 25, 2016

A Tanzania Safari Adventure with Peace of Mind

A Tanzanian adventure comes with built-in peace of mind. That’s because the country has such a longstanding reputation of political stability that it’s earned the nickname “Africa’s Switzerland.”

soup recipe
January 8, 2016

Tanzanian Food: Orange and Tomato Soup Recipe

Direct from the Nyumba camp kitchen!

Our guests can’t stop raving about the soups we serve for dinner in our Nyumba safari camps. The orange and tomato soup is a favorite of both guests and camp chefs.

thomson nyumba camp chef
November 17, 2015

Meet Safari Camp Chef Rebecca Maronde

Putting a delicious twist on camp dining

Rebecca, who has been with Thomson Safaris for the last eight years, is head chef in the Tarangire camp. Her homestyle cooking has guests raving in the dining tent, and even asking for recipes so they can take…

pumpkin soup recipe
November 16, 2015

Tanzanian Food: Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Direct from the Nyumba camp kitchen!

This soup is a guest favorite at Nyumba camps. Our safari chefs prepare the soup from scratch, and it’s simple enough to recreate at home. Perfect on a cool fall or winter night, we hope the aroma will bring…

October 26, 2015

26,000 Steps Closer to Healthcare in Tanzania

Medical dispensary makes healthcare accessible for a rural community

Focus on Tanzanian Communities (FoTZC), Thomson Safaris’ sister non-profit, worked directly with the community elders and district government to help establish a medical dispensary in the rural village,…

mentor on family tanzania safari
September 23, 2015

Smiling Kids and Parents? How Our Family Safari Mentors Make it Happen

Transforming a family vacation into a trip of a lifetime

Smiling faces all around for three generations on a family safari How will you spend family time together this year? Will it be hurried and frantic in between soccer practice and work deadlines, or will it be…

miller family on safari in tanzania
August 17, 2015

Why You Don’t Need to be a Camper to Love a Safari

One guest shares her safari experience in Tanzania

This week we have the pleasure of speaking with a recent guest, Mackenzie, who recounts the safari adventure she experienced with her family. She shares helpful tips for those of you planning your own Tanzania…

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