June 5, 2013
I had an absolutely incredible time! After doing my research and reading all the reviews for Thomson Safaris, I went in with high expectations, and they were exceeded!
The guides and crew provided tremendous service and relentless attention to detail. Everyone from the head guide to the porters made it their business to pay attention to the small things which not only makes for a good trip, but can make a difference between success and failure. The gear, medical equipment and logistics in getting us to the summit safely was a first class operation. Also, as a solo traveler, safety was my top priority. I was well cared for and I felt very comfortable and safe throughout my entire trip.
It was very helpful reading the testimonials of your clients when I was doing my research before the trip. Thank you so much for providing such an outstanding service from start to finish!
Kilimanjaro Western Approach & Safari Extension, February 2013
June 3, 2013
We had a fantastic – awesome safari! All three of our guides were fantastic, especially Leonard. While we were visiting a local school, Leonard gave a talk to the 7th grade class. I believe the subject was “confidence”. He also gave us several lectures on our safari.
It is apparent that he loves, and is proud of, his country, the people, the animals, and the kids. I think he is also proud of Thomson Safaris for the work they do in the community. We still talk about and show photos to our friends about the trip and sing the praises of Thomson Safaris.
A very special highlight was watching a Cheetah Mom train her four cubs to hunt and kill. We saw two kills, which we are told is very rare.
Jim & Judy A.
Signature Thomson Safari, February 2013
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Thomson Safaris guide, Leonard, speaking to a 7th grade class
Leopard in a tree in Serengeti National Park
Cheetah in Serengeti National Park
Black Rhino in Ngorongoro Crater
Elephant Relaxing in Tarangire National Park
Cheetah mom training her cubs in the Serengeti
Cheetah mom with her cubs in the Serengeti
Sunset in Serengeti National Park
May 30, 2013
The trip was amazing and very rewarding! I really enjoyed the experience, and I would absolutely recommend Thomson Safaris to my friends in the future. You guys did a perfect job and I have no complaints.
In particular, I wanted to recognize one of our assistant guides James, who I felt did a particularly superb job. I thought he was extremely helpful on the climb, knowledgeable about the mountain and its wildlife, and he just had a great attitude. That being said, the other guides (Honesto and Renatus) were very good too.
Kilimanjaro Umbwe Trek, June 2012
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May 28, 2013
We were very excited to book our safari with Thomson Safaris to Tanzania. This was our first trip to Africa and our first safari. However, my wife and I have a lot of experience camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, and fly-fishing. My wife is also a serious photographer, while I am a lifelong hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast.
This was the best vacation ever!! Thank you! We’ve traveled to a lot of places, but have never experienced the level of warmth and friendliness, the level of organization and luxury in a “camping” environment, and the level of professionalism from our guide that we experienced and enjoyed on this safari with Thomson. We feel that the whole team worked together to give us the most pleasurable experience and to maximize our game viewing opportunities.
We were lucky to see so much wildlife, and would still have been just about as happy if we saw less. That’s how good the guides and the camp staff are. We hope to return for another safari one day, and it will be with Thomson. We will confidently recommend Thomson Safaris to our friends.
Katharine & Doug L.
Tanzania Wildlife Safari, February 2013
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May 22, 2013
We have traveled with Thomson Safaris for five extraordinary safaris, including the extension to the Mahale Mountains, and I believe our 2013 trip was one of the best safaris yet!
The Thomson tented camps (especially in the East Serengeti) and Gibbs Farm are our very favorite places to stay. Freddy was a fabulous guide, again, and we had an amazing extension on the gorilla trek in Rwanda.
That was an experience of a lifetime.
Private Safari & Rwanda Gorilla Trek
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This past December, Dorothy decorated her Christmas Tree with a collection of Tanzanian masks and Maasai beadwork.
May 20, 2013
Dennis trekked Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris in February 2013 Kilimanjaro`s unique vegetation Dennis with his Kilimanjaro group View of Uhuru Peak from the Alpine Desert Dennis` Kilimanjaro guides Dennis ready for his trekking day The summit is in sight! Karanga Camp on Kilimanjaro Making the final approach to Uhuru Peak View of Uhuru Peak from Crater Camp View of Crater Camp from Uhuru Peak
Kilimanjaro`s unique vegetation
Dennis with his Kilimanjaro group
View of Uhuru Peak from the Alpine Desert
Dennis` Kilimanjaro guides
Dennis ready for his trekking day
The summit is in sight!
Karanga Camp on Kilimanjaro
Making the final approach to Uhuru Peak
View of Uhuru Peak from Crater Camp
View of Crater Camp from Uhuru Peak
What a team. Consummate professionals. I did extensive research and I was not let down. I liked the 9-day option and the day light summit attempt.
Thomson has excellent credibility and reputation among the industry. I came across some other outfits on the mountain that I thanked the Lord I was not climbing with. No question I would tell anyone looking for the right trekking company, you are the only way to go.
If you want to climb Kilimanjaro and enjoy doing it, call Thomson. I booked the trip after extensive internet research and went through your website. Why anyone would book the trek based on a cheaper price astounds me.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Trek, February 2013
One of Dennis’ photos was recently featured as a Photo of the Week