April 25, 2013
I just wanted to let you know personally that we had an incredible time on our safari. It truly surpassed expectations – everything was wonderful – from the itinerary, the amazing wildlife seen, the logistics, the incredible guides, the food and the accommodations – all top notch.
Thank you again for all your assistance in preparing us. It was a trip of a lifetime and will not soon be forgotten.
Signature Thomson Safari, December 2012
Photos by Allyson S & Bob D.
April 23, 2013
Our trip to Tanzania was absolutely fantastic. The people, the landscape, the wildlife were amazing. Everyone we met was so welcoming and friendly, our guide was so resourceful and really gave us so much information about the animals, Tanzania and the culture.
We were surprised to have seen a total of 85 lions (Alexia, our daughter, kept count; including a pride of 22 at one time). We had the opportunity to visit the Ganako School and hope that we can help the school build a much needed water tank to supply water for the dry season. I also truly appreciate everyone’s flexibility for my special dietary requirements. The staff everywhere was very accommodating and creative.
Private Family Safari, March 2013
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April 16, 2013
Internet research led us to believe that Thomson Safaris was the best value for a safari. It was obvious throughout our safari that Thomson was dedicated to excellence and motivated to exceed our expectations in every way. Just the little detail of having a glass of juice available for us when we arrived at a new camp demonstrated that you all cared about making it the best possible trip. Quite an adventure! Thomson is an impressive company.
Not only is the safari great, but the good Thomson is doing for Tanzania is extraordinary. Thomson is just absolutely first rate in every aspect of the trip, from our three guides, food, camps, Gibbs Farm and most of all, the attention to detail for everything. We thought our “day room” at the end would be a small room where we could shower and get ready for the long ride home. Instead, it was a beautiful hotel and we all said “Does it ever end?”
The opportunity to visit a Maasai village, the Women’s cooperative and the Maasai children’s school significantly added to our trip. We loved every aspect of our Safari!
Jim & Marilyn S.
Signature Thomson Safari, February 2013
Click to enlarge photos from Jim & Marilyn’s safari
April 10, 2013
Our trip to Tanzania was simply unbelievable. I have done nothing but brag about it to all of my family and friends since the moment we got back. From the accommodations, to the staff, everything was perfect. While you all can’t control the weather (you can’t, can you?), the climate was the icing on the cake for us as it was the one thing about which we were anxious from the start. The days were pleasantly hot and the nights were refreshing with a light breeze.
Ruaha was beautiful, as well. We loved the nights dining in the dry river bed by candlelight. The wildlife was even more exciting than in the North (although we were there for the first crossing of the wildebeests, which can never be topped!). I am so glad that we took the North & South so that we were able to experience as much as possible. I cannot say enough about the trip. Your company was recommended to me by a friend, and I have proselytized it ever since.
North & South Safari, July 2012
April 4, 2013
I didn’t know what to expect of a Nyumba…but they more than met anything I could have imagined. This is definitely ‘luxury in the wilderness.’ I don’t think it gets any better than ‘a tent with a porch.’ Happy journaling, happy reading…happy everything!!!
My heart felt thanks goes out to you (Rick & Judi) for having the courage to live your dream, which in turn allowed me to experience mine. Our guide, Arthur, is amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and respectful. Kao is fabulous. His ease with people of all ages and cultures is admirable. I can’t say enough about how much Arthur and he contributed to making my first sojourn to Africa (Tanzania) a lifelong memory worth repeating!
Signature Thomson Safari, December 2012
March 28, 2013
Let me tell you it was a trip of a lifetime. We are in touch with our fellow “safarians,” sharing photos and stories. We even hope to be able to visit each other. So not only did we have a great trip, we made new friends. (And that’s priceless!) We wanted a high-end tenting experience and Thomson offered it. We were not disappointed. The rest of the hospitality world should take lessons from the Thomson Safaris’ staff. We wanted high quality and we got it!
I’m sure you have seen all kinds of photos, but I think these are a bit different. My husband took our “wild-life” camera, which takes pix in the dark, and is motion-activated. He strapped it on a camp chair at the front of our tent every night, just to see what was “hanging-around” after the lights went out. Enjoy!
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, January 2013
Click to enlarge photos from Robin’s safari