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The mother/baby bond is ever-present in the wild

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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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August 25, 2016

10 Ways You Can Travel Sustainably on Safari

What does it mean to travel sustainably? It’s not just about leaving as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. It’s also about supporting the local community and economy, and there are…

July 14, 2016

Remembering Phanuel Saimon

1969 - 2016

There are some people who come into your life and remain in your heart forever. Those are the sentiments shared by all who ever met Phanuel Saimon, longtime guide for Thomson Safaris, loving father, and friend…

July 8, 2016

7 Most Memorable Moments from Kristina’s Tanzania Adventure

Staffer Kristina recaps the best parts of her safari and Mount Kilimanjaro trek

Kristina always lights up a room everywhere she goes, but when she returned from her Tanzania safari and Mount Kilimanjaro trek recently, that light was blinding. Three weeks in the serene central Serengeti…

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…

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