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The overall experience was a perfect 10, it has been the best vacation I have ever taken! I am worried about how I will tell my friends and family about this adventure – NO WORDS can capture it.
How could anyone possibly understand the excitement I felt while: seeing a lion pride, listening to Charles' experiences as a guide, experiencing the changes of the savannah, seeing "grass as far as you can see", counting 21 giraffes outside of your nyumba, listening to Leonard's tall tales, learning about Thomson's commitment to the people and land of the Serengeti, watching wildebeest run, seeing a baby "tommie", traveling in a Land Rover with the African sun and wind in your face, parking next to an elephant for the first time with Patrick's careful planning of where to be, sitting around a fire at night, looking up at a million stars, photographing an ostrich, standing on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, walking into Gibb's Farm for the first time and eating incredible food served by extraordinary people? It has been the trip of a lifetime. I will try to share this as best as I can!!!
Signature Thomson Safari, October 2011
PS: Thank you for the trip preparation materials! I would have been lost without your incredible materials and timeline.
Rich B. Signature Thomson Review
When I first read the itinerary and saw the amount of time devoted to the Maasai, I was disappointed. I thought it would be somewhat commercialized and that the time would be better spent on additional game drives. However, I could have not been more wrong. The Maasai activities were outstanding. Very well-planned and executed. A true highlight of the safari.
Johnson and Amos took excellent care of us and we came away with an understanding of the Maasai that would have never been possible had Thomson not included these activities in our itinerary.
Signature Thomson Safari, September 2011
Thomson Signature Safari Review by Linda F.
I had a wonderful time! It was incredible, magical, rich and beautiful, and overflowing with SO much. I am still in a glow from the wealth of all that we encountered. It was one of the most amazing and memorable trips I have ever taken! Every day was a new adventure, and time didn't exist.... I slept so peacefully, with all the quiet and black stillness (for me, that was a particular treat, with no city sounds and lights anywhere....!).
Everything was so carefully and thoughtfully organized and orchestrated for us, I felt truly spoiled. Every member of the team exuded enthusiasm for our comfort and well-being. Kumbi and John were a joy to be with as we bounced along from one "wow" moment to another. It's clear that Thomson Safaris has given much attention to who is added to the overall team.
I especially enjoyed the meals prepared for us at each camp - very flavorful and imaginative dishes - some of the appetizers were especially great, like the roasted/toasted nuts, and the crisp banana chips with savory seasoning. Since I like to cook, I was always eager to see and taste what we were going to be treated to.
I want to thank you, Eliza, for all your patient and supportive help with this trip - there wasn't a thing you left to chance, and I appreciated that a lot.
With best wishes,
Signature Thomson Safari, November 2011
Amazing! I can’t believe I did it and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the Thomson crew. They provided outstanding service and dedication to ensure we got up the mountain safely and successfully.
Wilfred led a great team that was always smiling and encouraged us every step of the way! The guides took time to help each of us individually during our low points to ensure we made it! I will be recommending Thomson and Wilfred to anyone I know that wants to embark on this incredible journey!
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route and Safari, August 2011
Reaching Stella Peak and seeing in the distance the Uhuru Peak sign was the highlight - nothing was going to come between me and the Peak. Stella gave me an adrenaline boost and refueled my emotional ability to get to Uhuru.
Pulling out my Canadian flag and standing on “the rooftop of Africa” is an experience that might be impossible to beat. Thank you, Thomson!
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, July 2011