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Thomson Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Type
  • Local Specialist
Headquarters
  • US
Trips
  • 2

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Thomson Safaris Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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A trip of a lifetime July 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thomson helped make this a trip of a lifetime. The head guide Alex, and the rest of the guides, were so influential in our summit success. Hiking with my wife and two boys (men) and making the summit on Father's Day made this the most memorable vacation we ever had. With Thomson's attention to details, the food, the service, the smiling faces, and taking care of everything, I highly recommend Thomson to anyone who is thinking about hiking Kilimanjaro.
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Perfect trip June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thomson Safaris created the perfect trip for Jennifer and me. It was done very professionally from the planning to the completion of the trip.
We travel Worldwide and feel Thomson Safaris was the best agency we have ever dealt with. They are responsive, polite, friendly and are very quick to respond to all contacts/emails/phone calls.
We give Thomson Safaris our greatest recommendation and look forward to dealing with them in the future.
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Wow! This was a trip of a lifetime June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Wow! This was a trip of a lifetime. There are so many reasons why Tanzania is one of the most special places on earth. The landscapes are beautiful, the people are so welcoming, the food at the Thomson nyumba camps and Gibbs Farm was delicious, and the wildlife is so vast! Our guides were incredible - so knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate. They would explain an animal behavior, and boom! We saw exactly what they had talked about moments before.

We saw so many special things! To name a few, we saw a leopard in a tree jumping from branch to branch, we saw elephants fighting, baby hippos playing, hyena chasing wildebeests, 60+ ostriches prancing along the road, etc. etc.

The camps were so comfortable, I felt like I was staying in a nice hotel room, but out in the bush so immersed in the environment. The camp staff goes above and beyond and all logistics went off without a hitch. It was also wonderful to see all that Thomson Safaris does to give back to the local Tanzanian communities.

Asante Sana (Thank You) Thomson Safaris. This is a trip that will be hard to surpass, and Tanzania will hold a special place in my heart forever.
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Both trips were amazing and very different June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is by far the best trip we have ever taken. My husband and I took our 3 grown children with us and everyone totally enjoyed it. This was my 2nd trip to the Serengeti with Thomson as I had taken a trip with my best friend about 3 years ago. Both trips were amazing and very different. Again, we saw more animals than we could have hoped for. This time we saw an amazing number of cats up close- maybe 30 including cubs. We also saw leopard and cheetah cubs and a baby rhino! Spectacular. Our guides, Kileo and Babu, were informative, gracious, funny, and made us feel like family. All the staff was so polite, helpful, and helped us learn Swahili. Meeting the Masai people was heartwarming. Thomson took such good care of us every step of the way. I would return in a heartbeat!!! Janet Haist
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Jd

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Exceeded my expectations June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have just returned from my third Thomson wildlife safari in Tanzania and as usual the staff at Thomson far exceeded my expectations. This was a private tour I asked Thomson to organize for me in the central part of Tanzania - Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Preserve and this was another “Trip of a Lifetime” type venture and Thomson staff did a wonderful job of arranging my itinerary. Tanzania is a wonderfully friendly country and the views of the wildlife have to be experienced – amazing. Elephants, giraffes, Cape buffalo, lions, hyenas, Jackal, wildebeest, warthogs (my favorite) rhino, leopards, cheetahs, and more exotic birds than I have ever seen. The food and accommodations are excellent and by the time we had to say goodbye to our guides for our return trip home there was hardly a dry eye in the group. If I could give Thomson 10 stars I would do so. If you are contemplating a Tanzania safari you cannot go wrong by using Thomson.
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The experience more than met my expectations May 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My wife and I went on a Tanzania Safari with Thomson Safaris in February 2019. The experience more than met my expectations. Everything was well planned, our guides were first-class, and we were fortunate to see everything we hoped to see. I would highly recommend Thomson Safaris.
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Stride Review

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. 

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From Thomson Safaris

For over 33 years, we’ve been sending travelers to Tanzania, the premier safari destination in Africa, and a country we think of as our home. This is a land with truly breathtaking landscapes, like the iconic plains of the Serengeti and the lush green floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. It’s a land filled with a staggering amount and variety of wildlife, from creatures you’ve always imagined seeing on safari, to animals you may never even have dreamed of. And it’s a land with an incredible diversity of peoples and cultures, all united by a warm, generous spirit.

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10 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 4,690

Highlights

  • Our most value-conscious option
  • See Tanzania’s most famous landmarks: the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Perfect for honeymooners or those with a shorter travel window
  • A perfect blend of wildlife viewing and cultural experiences
  • Great for travelers on tighter schedules
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14 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 7,690

Highlights

  • Experience excellent wildlife viewing
  • Hike to Lake Natron
  • Spend three nights adventure camping
  • Track wildlife on foot in a private nature refuge
  • Explore two flamingo breeding grounds
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