Thomson Safaris vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Best Trip I've ever taken!

5.0 October 2017
MT
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What attracted me to Thomson was the numerous types of safaris. .I chose the "Wildlife Safari", as my main objective was the see the wildlife. Staying in the tents was awesome!
I was not disappointed in the least!
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Tour Thomson Safaris Company Reviews

Wonderful!!

5.0 August 2016
C
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thank-you for no longer promoting establishments that offer Elephant rides. You are truly a wonderful and compassionate brand. South Africa loves you

Tour Thomson Safaris Company Reviews

Most Memorable Experience!

5.0 June 2016
S
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What an amazing way to see Mt. Kilimanjaro. The entire Thomson Safari Team made sure this once in a lifetime trip was truly amazing. From preparation, travel to Africa, both my trek and safari experiences were top notch! Everyone was professional, courteous and concerned about ensuring guests were having the most memorable experience! Thanks Thomson for making this dream of mine come true!
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Tour Thomson Safaris Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 509 $ 442
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level N/A Luxury
Regions
  • Africa
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Eco Travel
  • Safari
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters US Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established N/A N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Thomson Safaris

      Thomson Safaris has been organizing and leading safaris exclusively in Tanzania for over 30 years.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With a strong focus in ecotourism, conservation, and sustainable practices. Local communities are an integral part of Thomson Safaris, and a safari with them will introduce you to the local people of Tanzania. Their guides are all locals and know the country extremely well. 

      Who Travels With Them?

      Thomson Safaris is open to all age groups. They offer different types of tour including Family, Private Safari, and Classic Safari, so you’re sure to find the right safari for you. Prices do tend to be on the higher end, but you are sure to get an unforgettable experience. 

      Where Do They Operate?

      They operate their safaris exclusively in Tanzania, where they have a very positive and strong relationship with the local people. An integral component of their mission is assisting with caring for the landscape, and contributing to the local communities.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Tour guides are all locals, and most have been working with Thomson for over 10 years. Besides the incredible wildlife you will experience on safari, you will also come away with a deeper cultural understand and appreciation of Tanzania and it’s people. 

      About Elite Luxury Kenya

      Also called “Kenya Safaris” this company is very locally minded, offering boutique travel experiences including honeymoon, and fully customized travel.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Elite Luxury Kenya provides a travel experience in Kenya that will introduce travelers to another side of the African safari. No frills, yet comfortable, the travel options seem to distinctly be designed to showcase traveling beyond the safari. Though this is not to say safari’s are not a focus. Rather for them, a safari holiday with them means you’ll get a very diverse tour in terms of activities, excursions, and accommodations.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Those seeking an affordable Kenya, Tanzania, and / or Uganda experience. Their tours are private and completely customizable. As a smaller company travelers may find that accommodations are less luxury in feel than an established luxury safari brand, however you will be very comfortable and well taken care of. And if local touches are important to you, these will make your trip especially enjoyable.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Despite what the name suggests, Elite Luxury Kenya also provides tours in Tanzania and Uganda. Part of their mission is to introduce travelers to Kenya and these other destinations beyond the typical safari. To that end you may enjoy a beach holiday, gorilla trek, or hike up Mount Kenya.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Kenya based and small, traveling with them is a way to support local business and in return have a fully local experience. You will get a sense of the “real” Kenya, while also experiencing all the classic safari moments.

      Tours are led by local knowledgeable guides, and your trip is designed by experts for a personalized touch - this helps ensure your trip to Kenya fulfills everything you want to see.


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