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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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September 6, 2011

Google’s Tribute to Freddie Mercury

In honor of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, today’s Google doodle has pulled out all the stops with an animated tribute to the late rock legend. What does this have to do with Tanzania? He was born…

August 23, 2011

Migration Update: August 2011

Professional photographer and trip leader, Randy Hanna, witnessed the great wildebeest migration as they crossed the Mara River during his Thomson Safari in the northern Serengeti region.

July 14, 2011

Witnessing a Maasai Ceremony

An excerpt from Emily’s safari journal

We were welcomed into the Maasai ceremony as part of the community. This is the “karibu spirit” that Tanzanians embody, regardless of tribe. This is the reason I love returning to Tanzania year after year.

June 23, 2011

Thomson Safaris’ Head Guides Are Superstars!

Thomson Safaris guides are leaders, experts, naturalists, researchers, and more. Born and bred in Tanzania, there are no better ambassadors to share Tanzania’s wildlife and culture with you.

June 7, 2011

Mountain Gorilla Twins Born in Rwanda

Thomson Safaris guests continued to Rwanda on a gorilla trekking extension where they found the famous newborn gorilla twins at just 3-days old. See the photograph above.

May 24, 2011

Andy Biggs on the TODAY Show

Several hours ago, Andy sat in the stools alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, to share photography expertise. Watch the video below for tips, camera recommendations and a slideshow of some of our…

May 12, 2011

Thomson Celebrates 30 Years in Tanzania!

Finally a key manager from Thomson Safaris’ Arusha office, spoke about the importance of Tanzanians supporting their own people and determining their own destinies. She also spoke movingly about working for a…

May 11, 2011

Live! From New York…?

Kileo and Andy Biggs explore the Big Apple

Each spring, Rick and Judi treat four members of our Arusha, Tanzania staff to an all-expense paid, two-week trip to the United States. The visiting staff members stay at Rick and Judi’s home in Boston, and…

April 25, 2011

See “African Cats” and Help Save the Savanna

Have you seen Disneynature’s African Cats yet? The film transports you to East Africa to follow the struggles of both a lion and cheetah family. Buy your tickets during opening week and they will donate funds…

March 31, 2011

Have Hula Hoop, Will Travel

The video below features his latest traveling hula hoop adventure at a primary school in Arusha, Tanzania. Be sure to watch the impressive hula hooping techniques of the school children!

March 21, 2011

Migration Update

On Feb 24, we saw a nice congregation of wildebeest and zebra in and around the Gol Kopjes on the southeastern short grass plains, and when I returned to the area on March 5 the migration had moved mostly into…

March 13, 2011

Guide Willie Kissanga Retires

Head guide Willie Kissanga has led thousands of happy Thomson Safaris guests through Tanzania over the past 20+ years. Willie’s dedication and longevity with Thomson Safaris was celebrated at a recent…

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