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
May 9, 2013
I have stayed at a number of 5 star hotels in my lifetime, but the places we stayed at during this safari were just as good, only difference were the people, they genuinely cared about us.
The guides for our safari, Arthur and Koa, were amazing. I don’t know how they spotted various birds far away in trees, but they did and consequently I was able to get fantastic photos of the birds. I called Arthur “Bush Eye.” They did not just answer our questions about animals or plants, they always told a little story that explained how that animal or plant tied in to everything else. They were truly amazing.
We also met Rick Thomson and Judi Wineland and were able to spend one evening with them and had a great conversation. We sure appreciated what their vision is for their company and the people they affect in Tanzania.
We saw all the animals we could possibly see. All by all we rate this safari as our best vacation and best experience with the people who make Thomson Safaris work.
Ed & Karen B.
Signature Thomson Safari, December 2012
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May 2, 2013
Our trip was wonderful! We loved it and will remember it forever!
The animals were so wonderful to see in their habitat. We were so blessed to get to see the wildebeest migration of about 150,000 on our final day of safari.
Our guide Freddie was perfect, we fell in love with him!!!!
John & Barbara M.
Tanzania Wildlife Safari, October 2012
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April 30, 2013
Jill C. and her family, including her granddaughters Cecilia (15) and Cate (12), traveled on safari in December 2012 . Here are some of the journal entries from their trip!
“We had such a wonderful, wonderful adventure in Africa. I was not disappointed about anything. Thomson really delivers what it promises! Our whole ten days were filled with sensual delights: I viewed Africa through my senses – sight, sound, taste, smell (especially smell), and touch. Africa is life-changing. All of it was perfection and I will be grateful always, to have traveled under the ‘flag’ of Thomson.” – Jill C.
“We arrived at the school and were greeted by 20 Tanzanian children and their principal. He took us on a tour, where there are houses for teachers, and even, cows, goats, and chickens. As we walked, the children followed and watched us in awe…I learned so much more about the world, people and it opened my eyes to many of the issues, such as poverty, hunger, and lack of education. I hope everyone gets a chance to visit Africa and have the same experience I did.” - Cecilia R., age 15
“This morning, I saw a family of 10-15 Blue Vervet Monkeys looking at me. They were only about 5 feet away from me and were on the roof. They fled when they saw me, though! Tomorrow we are going to Ngorongoro where we will stay in a Nyumba, which is like a posh tent in the wilderness. We’ll see cheetahs, lions, and hyenas, according to our guide, Mustafa. Yikes!” - Cate R., age 12
“We went into the crater this morning with Mustafa and really saw our first comprehensive wildlife ecosystem. We saw female lions early on who ended up resting under our truck!!! We also saw lots of baboon families interacting near the road, as well as monkey families. Our first elephants, 3-4 of them, were spotted walking among the trees and brush on the hill.” - Tim R.
“I love it that we are all here with Mom. She’s so game to want to do this with us, and being our little group of 5 is really special. We will remember this time together always. I love watching the girls with her. The Swahili name for grandmother is “Bibi,” and Mom has become the “Bibi” of the camp for everyone, not just for our family. Mustafa explained that a “Bibi” belongs to everyone, not just the family. I love it, and she seems to delight in the specialness of her role.” - Lissy R.
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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