April 16, 2013
Internet research led us to believe that Thomson Safaris was the best value for a safari. It was obvious throughout our safari that Thomson was dedicated to excellence and motivated to exceed our expectations in every way. Just the little detail of having a glass of juice available for us when we arrived at a new camp demonstrated that you all cared about making it the best possible trip. Quite an adventure! Thomson is an impressive company.
Not only is the safari great, but the good Thomson is doing for Tanzania is extraordinary. Thomson is just absolutely first rate in every aspect of the trip, from our three guides, food, camps, Gibbs Farm and most of all, the attention to detail for everything. We thought our “day room” at the end would be a small room where we could shower and get ready for the long ride home. Instead, it was a beautiful hotel and we all said “Does it ever end?”
The opportunity to visit a Maasai village, the Women’s cooperative and the Maasai children’s school significantly added to our trip. We loved every aspect of our Safari!
Jim & Marilyn S.
Signature Thomson Safari, February 2013
Click to enlarge photos from Jim & Marilyn’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 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
December 15, 2012
We are very sad our safari is over! It was the experience and adventure of a lifetime. Our three guides, Leonard, Mustafa and Phanuel were superb. Every aspect of the experience exceeded expectations; the wildlife, the Nyumbas and camps and the local people included!
Tanzania is truly magnificent. I think Louise and I may be going thru a bit of depression now that the adventure is over! No more planning, organizing and anticipation, its over! You folks at Thomson have caused a real problem for us. What in the world can we possibly plan as a future trip to equal this one!
The visit to the Enyuata Women’s Group was very special to us. The fund for education and healthcare made buying a joy! Thank you, Thomson Safaris, for your commitment to this nation.
It is extremely easy and natural to write enthusiastically about our Thomson Safari experience! You folks have a world class product!! Following our safari experience, I can imagine what fun it would be to sell the Thomson Safari experience – instinct tells me Thomson is a good place to work. If 30 years younger, I might just apply!
Art & Louise W.
Signature Thomson 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
October 5, 2012
My kids will remember this trip forever. It will be difficult for our family to top this trip. The last stop at the Maasai village was very well done. MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS AND THANKS!
While the wildlife and scenery are breathtaking, the people of Tanzania are what make this country so special. This video (below) is our way to thank the people of Tanzania for their warmth and hospitality. Asante Sana!
Private Family Thomson Safari & Zanzibar Extension, June 2012
See photos from Sandy’s safari in his video “Tanzania the Beautiful” below.