Classic Safaris

Lion in the Serengeti Plains by Andy Biggs

Thomson's Signature Safari

Tried and True

Our favorite trip offers the "best of" wildlife viewing, accommodations and activities.  Some highlights...

  • Wildlife-viewing by vehicle and on foot
  • Full days out in the bush 
  • Handpicked accommodations in camps & lodges
  • Wilderness hikes and village visits
  • A glimpse into Maasai culture

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$7,990
per adult
14 days
11 nights
Cheetah by Andy Biggs

Tanzania Wildlife Safari

The Best of Tanzania

Hit all the high points on this shorter safari adventure. Stay focused on the wildlife during intense days exploring and sleeping in the bush.

  • Stay in eco-friendly bush camps 
  • Spend full days out on the plains
  • Feel utterly immersed in the safari experience
  • Check off your sightings each day
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$6,290
per adult
12 days
9 nights

Highlights of Tanzania Safari

Hitting the High Points

See some of the best of Tanzania on this shorter safari. World-class wildlife viewing is balanced by intimate, authentic interactions with some of Tanzania’s 120+ cultural groups.

  • Enjoy a night wilderness drive
  • Get out on foot on guided hikes
  • Experience multiple cultures up-close
  • Great for travelers on a budget or with less travel time
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$4,990
per adult
10 days
7 nights
Maasai Woman by Erica Wineland-Thomson

Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari

Tanzania's Treasures

A perfect blend of wildlife viewing and cultural immersion. Explore northern Tanzania's wildlife rich parks and...

  • Get to know the people of Tanzania
  • Visit a school and explore a market
  • Sample local cuisine
  • Learn a little Swahili
  • Meet our Maasai friends 
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$7,990
per adult
14 days
11 nights
Thomson Safaris guests trekking the Great Rift Valley

Tanzania Trekking Safari

Off the Beaten Trail

Journey off the well-trodden path on a more active wildlife viewing safari.  You'll cover Tanzania's most wildlife-rich parks and also...

  • Explore a private nature reserve on foot
  • Learn wildlife tracking techniques
  • Trek into the Great Rift Valley
  • Hike to hidden waterfalls
  • Visit the shores of Lake Natron

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$7,990
per adult
14 days
11 nights
Group of Zebras by Andy Biggs

Photography Safaris

Calling Photographers of All Levels

Travel through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and more with a professional photographer and expert wildlife guide.

  • Capture stunning shots and hone your skills
  • Attend informal lessons and critiques
  • A photo-tent with generator at each camp
  • Max 3-passengers per "stretch" Land Rover
  • Non-photographer companions are welcome! 

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$7,990
per adult
12 days
9 nights
Cheetah resting on tree in Serengeti by Andy Biggs

North & South Safari

Complete Tanzania

After taking in northern Tanzania's highlights, head south to Ruaha National Park, the largest and least explored park in Africa. 

  • See TZ's full scope of landscapes & wildlife
  • Take 3 scenic bush flights 
  • Learn the art of tracking from the pros
  • Stay in both bush camps and lodges
  • Travel in open-sided vehicles in Ruaha

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$9,890
per adult
14 days
11 nights

In the Footsteps of Mankind

FROM CHIMPS TO MODERN MAN

See Tanzania as it was when our ancestors walked the plains, and learn the story of modern mankind's origins in East Africa:

  • Track the largest group of free ranging chimps
  • Tanzania's best wildlife viewing experiences
  • Cultural and historical context from your guide
  • Meet one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes
  • Exceptional accommodations in pristine settings


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$13,490
per adult
15 days
12 nights

Exploring Tanzania: Women to Women

The Female Face of Tanzania

Learn more about the everyday life of women in Tanzania on an itinerary that balances wildlife viewing with authentic cultural interactions with women from all walks of life.

  • A Tanzanian host serves as cultural liaison
  • Meet with a locally-run microfinance group
  • Visit traditional tribal settlements
  • Round out your trip with wildlife viewing
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$7,990
per adult
14 days
11 nights