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The sun sets over Ngorongoro Crater

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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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December 6, 2012

What Makes a Cheetah So Fast?

Cheetahs have been clocked at close to 70mph. Watch this film using specialized cameras to capture the beauty and the form of the cheetah’s anatomy, making the cheetah the fastest land animal on the planet.

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…

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…

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…

hippo and great migration
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…

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!

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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