March 8, 2012
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
January 3, 2012
We’re from Columbus, OH and are huge Buckeye fans (which is why we are spelling out O-H-I-O in the picture). The man on the left was the one who recommended we book with Thomson since he had gone on safari with Thomson in the past and spoke about the outfitter with the utmost admiration.
I’m sad to leave because I feel like our group has been a family and we’ve grown so close to the guides and porters. But I also am leaving feeling so accomplished and exceeding every expectation that I had dreamed. After speaking with others who chose different outfitters, I am confident that Thomson is the best.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route & Safari, September 2011
October 17, 2011
Taking the extra days to acclimate made us feel SO well-prepared that summiting was actually enjoyable…when I saw climbers from other companies really struggling, I realized just how hard it could be and how significant the difference was with Thomson. They did a great job!
Kilimanjaro Grand Traverse Route, August 2011
October 3, 2011
I just wanted to thank Thomson for a vacation I will never forget! It was breathtaking, well organized, ran like clockwork and absolutely the best vacation I have or probably are ever likely to take again!
Our crew on the mountain, lead by Godlove, was outstanding and we owe our success to them. So from everyone in my family…a huge thank you!
Private Kilimanjaro Trek, August 2011
December 1, 2010
It was a trip of a lifetime, and I can’t tell you how frequently my mind goes back to those days on the mountain. The people we were with, our guides, our porters, and all the work done behind the scenes made this the best vacation I’ve ever been on. Additionally, I went with my step-father, and the bond I built with him during the hike is priceless. The same goes for the other six climbers with us… all of us are still in touch, sharing photos, laughing over memories, etc.
The best parts of the trip: Our guides, Kapange and Earnest, were AMAZING. Earnest’s positive spirit was too dear, and I felt that he was always looking over us. Kapange was an outstanding head guide, and I felt totally safe and happy with him at the head. My porter, Nico, is the reason I made it to the top.
The lodging was AMAZING, especially Gibbs Farm and the Arusha Coffee Lodge. I wish I could go back to either spot right now! They were totally appreciated after days on the mountain.
I would recommend Thomson to anyone, and I’m proud to be associated with the group.
Grand Traverse Route & Safari, September 2010
August 6, 2010
We had a great trip which exceeded our expectations on all counts. It was the best planned trip we’ve ever been on and the guides showed an amazing knowledge and wonderful attitude at all times.
Similarly all the support staff were extraordinary and truly focused on making the trip the best for us all. Above all, they were attentive to how we were feeling and the head guide was keen on safety of the group. It truly was a trip of a lifetime.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, July 2010
(This is Munira’s second time traveling with Thomson. Her first trip, three years ago, was a safari through northern Tanzania.)