February 12, 2013
Thank you so much for a glorious safari experience. You may remember that we tried to schedule this five years ago when my husband Bob was diagnosed with colon cancer. So it has been a blessing that we were now able to take up from where we had left off. Everything went smoothly. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the types and numbers of animals exceeded our expectation. Each of the guides was unique, competent and extremely knowledgeable. Bob’s need for a battery to charge his CPAP was expertly handled.
In short, we would take this trip again in a minute!! Thank you for your expertise, quick response to all of our questions, professionalism, and caring attitude.
People need to know that there is life after cancer! In fact, there were three breast cancer survivors on our trip!
Barbara & Bob Z.
Signature Thomson Safari, October 2012
February 3, 2013
With the experience of the trip, you have another big sales pitch – and that is your customized Land Rovers. We were picked up for the balloon ride in one of the Toyota Land Cruisers, the ride was much rougher and the sight lines were restrictive. I had to bend over to see out clearly (I’m only 6’2″) and the view out the front window was very limited for passengers. Soooo much time is spent in the vehicles, so this is really a big deal. Also we saw a other safari outfits with the more open vehicles, the dust must be horrible.
We were amazed at how gorgeous Tanzania is and how you cannot ever know or understand the vastness and the incredible nature of the land unless you feel it, breathe it, smell it, and take it all in. The magic of the animals and the thrill of your first and last sightings, and everything in between was phenomenal.
The magnitude of putting the itinerary together and having it all work without a hitch was amazing. We were greatly impressed by Thomson’s organizational skills. We feel we sighted plenty, plenty animals and the cultural parts of the trip were very special.
Donna & Martin S.
Tanzania Discovery Safari with Zanzibar Extension, October 2012
Click to enlarge photos from Donna and Martin’s safari
January 21, 2013
I went to Tanzania to view the natural surroundings and animals, however, meeting the Maasai and learning about their culture was an unexpected additional highlight of the trip.
Thomson met and exceeded my expectations for the safari. The staff were well-trained and knowledgeable, willing to take the time needed to view wildlife and gave detailed explanations about what we saw. The campsites, food and staff were great and provided a good restful night. Everyone was friendly, had a good sense of humor and were willing to engage in discussion.
We were fortunate to view two wildebeest migration river crossings in one day. I could go on and on but you get the idea, it is a trip I will never forget. I have traveled all over Europe but this safari stands out as a real winner.
Signature Thomson Safari, September 2012
Click to enlarge photos from Stephen’s safari
January 16, 2013
We chose Thomson Safaris because of their efforts to give back to the country and because they are eco-friendly. It was fantastic to be able to see some of this in person and realize it’s not just talk.
Thank you so much for an unforgettable trip – we had the most amazing trip we have ever taken or will ever take. All of the Thomson people really anticipated our needs and wants before we did. The Massai experience was great, especially going to the school. I loved all of our accommodations, the Nyumbas, Rivertrees, Gibb’s Farm, Ras Nungwi and Zanzibar Serena Inn. The Spice tour and the walking tour of Stone Town were wonderful. You guys have done your homework and found the best everywhere we went.
The knowledge and friendliness of all the staff was incredible. They made us feel like one of the family. You always have expectations when going on a trip and I can say ours were met and exceeded by a large margin. Last but not least the food was incredible. I can’t believe they were able to cook what they did.
Greg and Wendy W.
Signature Thomson Safari with Zanzibar Extension, July 2012
January 9, 2013
I wanted you to know how much we appreciated our recent safari with you. We were so fortunate to spot two black rhinos just yards from the car; they stayed around long enough for us to get some really good photos. The lions were so close we could have reached out and petted them!
November seems to be a great time. You should contemplate continuing the November safaris. I want to especially commend the crew at the Tarangire camp. They put on a fantastic Thanksgiving feast for us! They even made a birthday cake for one of the women in our group. She was touched to tears and so were we.
I like your committment to the communities and environmental issues and really enjoyed interacting with the locals, especially the children. I have learned so much.
Signature Thomson Safari, November 2012
Read more about Nancy’s safari on her blog via the links below!
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January 7, 2013
I had an absolutely amazing trip! Both guides were exceptional in spotting animals and we saw everything – literally! The close relationship among all staff (guides and camp crew) shows a testament to the great job Thomson Safaris is doing.
The full experience was wonderful, food fantastic (you should sell a cookbook!), everyone’s friendliness contagious – I wouldn’t hesitate to come back.
Each day brought a new surprise and has left me with love for the country! I had a great time in Mahale. In fact I was the only person on the return flight who went to Kilimanjaro instead of having to spend an extra day and fly into Arusha like most other tour companies (other folks told me their tour companies wouldn’t book them direct to Kili), which was a big relief and saved me a day of vacation time!
I have been so pleased and impressed with Thomson and had such an amazing time on my trip – I truly had a difficult time leaving it was so wonderful! I look forward to going back sometime. Please give my best to the staff and guides, again I really appreciate all the planning and care they gave on my trip!
Highlights of Tanzania Safari with Mahale Mountains National Park Extension, September 2012