December 9, 2010
When I met our guide at the airport, I knew we were in good hands. Our family, especially all 3 children, had a wonderful relationship with John.
Private Family Safari, October 2010
October 18, 2010
It was an absolutely incredible family vacation, and we have been recommending Thomson to many friends and acquaintances who are looking to travel to Africa. We felt the Explorer’s Safari was absolutely perfect – allowing us to experience the wildlife, culture, and geography in the best possible ways. Quite frankly, I cannot imagine doing it any other way.
I wanted a trip where I could hike and my mom wanted a trip where she could see animals, so Thomson’s Explorer Safari was the perfect fit.
Jane & Caroline S.
Explorer’s Safari, June 2010
You have done a fabulous job from the décor to the food. The people you have hired are doing a great job and you are doing an admirable job helping the people where you are located. Our grandchildren (ages 7-14) have had a wonderful experience and our guide, Charles, was exceptional. He was a perfect choice for a 3 generation family.
Anne & Ron H.
Private Safari, June 2010
I had no idea of what to expect but am 100% happy with what I got out of it. A once in a lifetime experience for me and my large family. I speak as a person who has traveled extensively in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Central Asia, Europe – mostly in context of public health work.
Great chefs! Kitchen visits showed us how wonderful food can be prepared with such basic equipment and supplies (the complete opposite to US kitchens). Especially enjoyed great soups and creative vegetable preparation.
Private Safari, June 2010
Abu was wonderful with the kids. He kept them engaged and happy so the adults could enjoy themselves. The “mentor” concept is brilliant. Having Abu for the kids made the trip great for everyone.
Private Family Safari, July 2010
January 24, 2010
Whenever you investigate some kind of experience, be it a camp, a school, a company, a travel group etc., you always read their customer comments indicating how wonderful everything is. Because these are published by the entity hoping you will become a customer, you are always suspect when reading them. Why would any entity publish negative comments by a prior customer? In the case of Thomson, however, I will say that your customer’s comments regarding their satisfaction with their safari are either dead on or definitely understated. Whatever expectations we had about our safari were more than surpassed by our experience. In short, this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, travel experiences our family has ever had.
Given that we have traveled throughout North America, Europe, Australia, parts of Asia etc. this is high praise indeed. To be fair, the country and people of Tanzania and the amazing wildlife had much to do with the “once in a lifetime” feel of the trip. It would be unfair, however, to diminish the impact traveling with Thomson contributed to the impact of the trip.
Thomson Family Safari, December 2009