May 17, 2013
This was an amazing trip! It was more than we could have imagined and one we will treasure for a lifetime. Your company is without question the best tour company we have ever dealt with.
Keep up the great work. Very pleased that Thomson helps the schools and cooperatives.
Two of your satisfied customers,
Doug & Suzanne P.
Signature Thomson Safari, February 2013
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.
February 18, 2013
Bottom line: the trip was magnificent. It was worth every penny, and exceeded every expectation. I’ve been many, many places and I have never said that before. A lot of this is due, of course, to Tanzania and its animals, but Thomson Safaris is also a class act, and I would (and do) recommend you very highly. This was intended to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me, but I have already decided I will do at least one more. Just about everything was perfect.
At the camps, it was clear that you guys had thought of everything. The tents were well-appointed and comfortable and, well, luxurious considering that they were in the middle of the bush.
The food was creative, diverse, plentiful, and delicious. At one point, we asked for a tour of the kitchen to see where the magic happened, and could not believe what they were able to put out in a such a rustic setting. One night, they even managed to bake a beautiful birthday cake for Kumbi (our guide extraordinaire). All the guys in all of the camps were very friendly, accommodating, and sincere. Seriously, they could not possibly have been nicer, every last one of them.
Our head guide, Hashim, was smart, knowledgeable, and attentive and, as a bonus, very entertaining. While my main objective for the trip was to see the animals, conversations with Hashim also gave me a glimpse of life in Tanzania, and I have a newfound appreciation and respect for the country and its people. Kumbi was our other guide; all I can say is wow, this guy knows his stuff – animals, birds, bugs, plants, weather, terrain, history – you name it. A really nice guy with the vision of an eagle! A+++ for Kumbi. I hope I get him next time, too.
I will definitely be back in touch for the next trip – this time with more people in tow! I repeat, you are a class act.
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, November 2012
Click to enlarge photos from Bob’s safari
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 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
January 2, 2013
We had a fabulous trip which exceeded all expectations. The arrangements were flawless, the accommodations were very comfortable and the food was delicious. We were struck not only by the abundance of wild animals, but also by the stunning beauty of the East African landscape. What was a particular surprise was how much we enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of the local people. We would love to come back!
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, October 2012