October 24, 2012
We were extremely impressed by Thomson. The logistics for coordinating the Nyumba camps are astounding to me – to be so comfortable and to have such delicious gourmet dinners in the middle of nowhere was a real treat.
I also can’t say enough about the staff! They are gracious, kind, polite and eager to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. From our guides to the Nyumba staff members, every single person represented Thomson so well – and you could tell they were all proud and happy to work for the company.
We love the view in the eastern Serengeti! We are always happy to support women so we really enjoyed the women’s center, visiting the Maasai boma and listening to the storyteller at sunset.
You run a great company. We have traveled the world and have never had such courteous and genuinely-caring service. Great people!
Daphne, Kevin & Jennifer H.
Signature Thomson Safari, June 2012
June 15, 2012
The Nyumbas were unbelievably comfortable and relaxing! I could live in one! Game walking through the camp added incredibly to the experience. The school we visited was really moving and informative. Awesome!
Great game drives, excellent guides, well-run operations! We loved being in the middle of it all and all of our needs were met!
Rick & Katie B.
Short Family Safari, February 2012
June 11, 2012
What a wonderful time we had on our safari! Truly a once in a lifetime experience we will never forget. Our wonderful guides, Kisem and Phanuel, were amazing, as was the staff at our camps! They made our trip so very special. Especially the night they surprised us with our “anniversary” cake. How special was that?! We were shocked and surprised! Plus, the cake was delicious, as was everything else at camp! The food at the Nyumba camps outdid any food we got at the lodges. Those camp chefs know how to cook a fantastic meal!!!
Thank you so much for making our trip extra special. Phanuel and Kisem were so knowledgeable. We had great conversation about Africa and also had some great laughs and fun along the way. I doubt they forget us too soon. ; )
Tanzania Lodge Safari, March 2012
May 30, 2012
If asked to identify a “favorite” from among the incredible experiences we had, I simply could not. We not only saw everything, we saw everything up close and personal. Lions 30 feet from our vehicle, lounging in the shade; a leopard on a branch in the tree directly above us; the Great Migration surrounding us with its abundance of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. The nyumba experience made us feel that we were sensing the pulse of Africa while we were luxuriating in comfort.
The attention to detail given by the safari support staff was impeccable. No need went unmet from our earliest email contact through our delivery at the airport for our departure. And, finally, I cannot say enough about our guides. Abu, our head guide, flawlessly led us through the most amazing experience of my lifetime. Support guides, Samson and Casmir, added their own expertise to Abu’s and no day went without yet another breath-taking observation. I believe that the quality of this safari, the animals we saw, the service we received, the sense of Africa that we gained, were due in a large part to the exceptional work of these three men.
I was the eldest of the safari group, and entered Africa with a bit of trepidation. However, I would now recommend a Thomson Safari without reservation, and tell guests to trust the experts at Thomson to treat them to what can only be called the trip of a lifetime.
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, March 2012
May 12, 2012
OK, you guys have totally spoiled me! Safari in 2009, Kilimanjaro in 2011 – you are now my gold standard for adventure travel. I just got back from 3 weeks in Patagonia (Argentina & Chile), it just wasn’t the same (camps, food, client service). I had to stop comparing this adventure to my previous trips with Thomson or drive myself crazy.
Thanks for doing things right!
Safari and Kilimanjaro Guest
May 7, 2012
I can’t imagine how anyone could forget the camp staff! No matter how good the guide is, if you don’t have a good camp experience, the trip would surely suffer. The kitchen staff showed me their cooking area and one of the chefs even took the time to share a recipe.
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, February 2012