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Hungry Hippo!

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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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April 22, 2010

Union Day

On Monday, April 26 Tanzania celebrates Union Day. It is a public holiday commemorating the day Zanzibar and Tanganyika joined to form The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964.

April 14, 2010

Wazee Club Ceremony

Last week, a ceremony was held on our office grounds in Arusha to honor staff members who have been with Thomson Safaris for over 15 years.

April 7, 2010

Serengeti Report: April 2010

Senior guide, John Urio, just returned from one of our last safaris for this season. He reports the long rains have begun, as scheduled…

March 30, 2010

Is safari for the birds? You betcha!

Learn about a small bird with high standards – the Weaver. Watch a male Weaver make a nest, which a Thomson Safaris guest caught on film.

March 22, 2010

International Film Festival Features a Thomson Family Safari

Filmmaker and Thomson Safaris guest, Shaun Donahue, shot a documentary about his daughter’s pen-pal experience on a Thomson Family Safari last summer, which was featured in an international film festival last…

February 23, 2010

Maasai Song Exchange

Have you heard Maasai music in person? Check out this fun video clip of a recent music cultural exchange…

February 16, 2010

Photography Tips from Andy Biggs

Andy was just featured on ABC’s morning show, View From the Bay, where he shared travel photography tips including natural lighting, equipment and packing efficiently for excursions (see the video clip…)

February 2, 2010

Migration Report

Kissanga, one of our senior guides, sent us a migration update from the Serengeti. He reports, “It has stopped raining and it is hot, very hot, dry and dusty. The grass in the Serengeti is already losing…

January 8, 2010

FoTZC Launches New Mission & Website

Our favorite non-profit organization, Friends of Tanzanian Schools, has recently broadened its scope to provide critical resources for local Tanzanian communities.

January 1, 2010


Hello safari enthusiasts and Happy New Year! We are excited to launch our blog so that we can share some great safari and trekking stories from our guests and guides. Stay tuned for stories, photos and updates…

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