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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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Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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December 29, 2016

2016 Roundup: Top 10 Moments at Thomson Safaris

The Thomson Safaris staff took some time looking back at the greatest moments we’ve experienced as a team, and we realized just how eventful 2016 has been for us.

Gifts for the Avid Traveler
December 19, 2016

10 Last-Minute Gifts for the Avid Traveler

It always feels like the holiday season creeps up before you know it and you’re left scrambling to buy last-minute gifts for friends and family. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to buy thoughtful gifts…

December 15, 2016

6 Tips for Being Culturally Sensitive While Traveling

For many, the chance to have meaningful cultural interactions is the highlight of an international trip, and it’s something our guests love most about going on safari in Tanzania.

November 30, 2016

Trekking through the Moonscape: My Hike around Ol Doinyo Lengai after the Eruptions

I was immediately sold on the Tanzania Trekking Safari. I was most looking forward to walking past the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and seeing how the surroundings were affected by the recent eruption. No amount…

spinach soup recipe from tanzania
November 28, 2016

Tanzanian Food: Creamy Spinach Soup Recipe

Another Tanzanian recipe directly from the Nyumba camp kitchen!

If you can’t make it to Tanzania this winter, the next best way to warm up is with this hearty soup. The creamy spinach dish is a guest favorite, perfectly prepared by the staff at the Thomson Nyumba…

maasai beaded necklace
October 18, 2016

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Maasai Beadwork

Maasai beadwork is a cultural practice with great importance and symbolism to the community of East Africa. Here are some interesting facts about the longstanding tradition:

October 13, 2016

Part 2: On Safari with Photographer Toby Gelston

Acclaimed photographer Toby Gelston is back with another riveting clip from his recent Tanzanian safari. This time, he documents a wildlife viewing drive in the northern Serengeti, where he spots cheetah,…

October 11, 2016

Tanzanian Food: Coconut Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Another Tanzanian recipe directly from the Nyumba camp kitchen!

This classic Tanzanian coconut and pumpkin soup recipe is a crowd favorite among our guests, and for good reason: it’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

September 29, 2016

Behind the Scenes and Behind the Lens: On Safari with Photographer Toby Gelston

From his first steps off the plane in Arusha to the wildlife viewing in the Serengeti, Gelston documented every part of his safari so he could give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into capturing…

September 29, 2016

Riley’s Favorite Safari Stories, Told with Photos

Thomson staffer Riley provided photos depicting some of his favorite memories of his trip – Thomson’s Ultimate Safari, a 15-day adventure that brings guests through the Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro…

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…

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