My very first impression of Thomson Safaris was so positive, I didn’t even look at other companies. The sales and service team were so attentive, and always gave me immediate and complete responses.
My guide Edward was also absolutely top-of-the-line. He was always responsive to individual needs. The porters, too, were so helpful. The little details, like a hot pre-breakfast drink as the weather got colder further up the mountain, made all the difference.
I’m not an emotional person, but the experience of reaching the summit made me tear up. Thomson’s amazing attention to detail made that possible.
Jed Morris Kilimanjaro Western Approach Trek, May 2013
Thomson guides and mentors attended a leadership seminar last week at our Arusha headquarters. Attending frequent seminars, like this one, is one of the many ways our guides are able to stay on top of their game.
Emmanual Kileo, who has been guiding for nearly 30 years adds, “Learning never stops! In guiding and in nature, there is more to learn than you could ever imagine, and things are always changing. You can always get better.”
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. The festivities will include speeches from the president as well as traditional dance and other performances on both the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar.
Founded in 1981 and based in Watertown Massachusetts, Thomson Safaris has been handcrafting trips-of-a-lifetime for over 30 years. Tanzania is our only destination, and has truly become our second home. We’re excited to be able to share it with you through stories and features on our blog.