March 1, 2013
The trip was absolutely amazing!!! The entire safari exceeded my expectations in every way! Everyone at Thomson Safaris is great. I can’t say enough about our wonderful guides, O.J. and James, they were the best and I miss spending my days with them. I am actually depressed now that I am home, I want to go back!!!
We had so many good times, here’s a few highlights:
- Watching the baby elephants playing, and stumbling on their legs…so cute!!
- Seeing TWO Black Rhinos in the Northern Serengeti….awesome!!
- My favorite – the lions lounging around with not a care in the world.
- Gibb’s Farm, wow! Easily, the best place I’ve ever stayed!!
Thank you Thomson for a fabulous trip!!!! I can’t say enough about how well you all prepared me for this trip! I followed the guidelines to the every word and was fully prepared! The check list on what to pack was spot on, I would have been lost without it!
Signature Thomson Safari, November 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 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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December 7, 2012
The safari was a trip of a lifetime! It exceeded my wildest expectations! You probably heard we saw the Great Migration. With the exception of maybe one other jeep some distance away, we were the only folks to witness the drama that day. In fact, we were so close to the action, you could almost say we were IN the migration!
Other highlights included the balloon ride, and – as a cat person, myself – seeing leopards, lions, and the nocturnal serval (who made a daytime appearance). Seeing the black rhinos was a thrill, too. Our guide, Ojukwu, was terrific! The whole experience was magical. I’ll be dreaming about it for years to come!
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, September 2012
November 26, 2012
Our Safari Had It All: Wildebeest Migration, Katavi and Chimps in Mahale Mountains! Private Thomson Safari Review: Vance M.
We had a great time. A very different trip from the previous two. The mix of Maasai culture and walks at Thomson’s private refuge was a great start. The job Thomson Safaris does in supporting the area is to be commended.
In the Northern Serengeti the wildebeest migration was in full swing. We were able to witness three Mara River crossings in a single day. We were witness to the largest wildlife migration on earth and could see tens of thousands of wildebeest in every direction. We also had multiple wildlife encounters, lion, zebra, elephants…we had enough time to see everything.
Katavi National Park was unusually dry for this time of year but we still had multiple viewings of elephants, lions, leopard, etc. Including elephants in our camp! We had a great time in Katavi.
What can you say about Mahale? Chimps! We were able to view chimps up close and personal on both trekking days and went fishing each afternoon. The camp was gorgeous! The trip was just like you helped us plan – different, unique and exciting.
We also had the opportunity to visit the Arusha office to see our first guide, Nasibu, who invited us to his house the following day to meet his family.
Private Thomson Safari with Katavi and Mahale Mountains National Park extensions, September 2012