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Review: Bronte & Shu R.
I would love to come back and do another safari with Thomson and Kileo! My guide, Kileo, was EXCELLENT! He was extremely knowledgeable in all areas, especially the animals and birds. He was able to identify and find almost all the animals; he knew exactly where in the parks to look for them. He was very friendly, made us feel very comfortable and catered to whatever we wanted to do. He definitely went out of his way to make sure we were having fun and getting the experience we wanted. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who wants to get the full safari experience – his knowledge and experience far exceeded my expectations.
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge probably had the best view out of all the places we stayed and the staff were all very good. We also especially liked Tarangire Treetops Lodge – we were the only guests on one of the nights we stayed there and the staff still went out of their way for us.
Shu & Bronte R.
Private Thomson Safari, May 2012
Janet Reviews her Thomson Trek
The trip is one we will absolutely not forget. It was fantastic in every way. We can only say great things about all the people that touched us on behalf of Thomson Safaris.
As the trip progressed, I became more and more aware of the logistics involved with moving a family throughout Tanzania. I can honestly say that the Thomson Safari staff pulled it off without a hitch, they were available at every point, every transition was smooth and we were able to completely enjoy the experience without worrying about all the travel details.
As we spoke to people traveling with other travel companies, it became apparent that Thomson provides a superior service. Our guides, accommodations and our meals were far superior.
Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route & Safari, January 2012
Review by: Pam H.
We had fabulous weather, sightings and great guides & comfortable campsites. I was so appreciative of all the fine young men who worked at the camps...their kindness, efficiency and eagerness to make us feel welcome. I'll never understand how they are able to serve a gourmet meal without electricity and a well-stocked kitchen. They were truly fabulous & I felt safe the entire trip.
I really enjoyed the variety of places we were able to visit...the Oldupai Gorge, the Massai village and Ikoma where we watched the women make baskets and see how they live.
I admire how Judi and Rick give back to the communities by supporting the handiwork of the women and the individuals at the Shanga Workshop. I thought the craftsmanship at the Shanga Workshop was truly outstanding. It was remarkable that they were incorporating recycled materials. I really liked knowing more about the communities we visited.
Without reservation, I would recommend Thomson Safaris to my friends, family and colleagues.
Tanzania Wildlife Safari, October 2011
Review: Marybeth Bond
We took our kids on safari with Thomson a decade ago and we all still talk about it as one of our best, best family vacations. Today my kids have moved on; they’re in college and grad school. But the memories are even more precious in retrospect.
If anyone on the fence about a family trip to Africa, I’d say: Don’t wait, go now. In the blink of an eye, the kids will be gone. You’ll never regret the money you spent, you will regret the lost opportunity when they’ve left home.
Author, National Geographic Books
It was a trip of a lifetime. As you know Lise and I were continuing to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana which was delightful but I must say that the highlight of the trip was our safari with Thomson.
I can guarantee Thomson does not exaggerate the cost of the safari and the value was greater than our expectations. I have to add that we had the pleasure of meeting the owners of Thomson Safaris, Rick and Judi, they are wonderful and generous people. They give back more than their share to the community which was for me important to know. Their personnel is chosen to complement and follow their way of thinking. All are delightful! It is a very mature, well-run organization.
Signature Thomson Safari, November 2011