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Despite the fact that he chose the challenging Umbwe route, Dave C. said his recent Kilimanjaro climb was "an amazing adventure…all the hard work and dedication paid off!"
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The Broadbents traveled with us back in December on a Short Family Safari to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park.


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Tanya B. Private Family Safari. December 2014. It really was a fabulous experience and Thomson does such a great job - everything runs like clockwork and it is so well organized. You can tell there were many people behind the scenes making that happen! We loved the cultural piece.
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Reasons to travel as told by the biggest straight-shooters out there: KIDS!
I can give lots of reasons to pack up all the gear and invest in a family holiday -- phrases such as global citizen, cultural tolerance and lifelong shared memories come to mind....
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Read about Thomson Safaris' staffer, Nicole, and her experience in Tanzania as she went on her first Thomson Safari!
It might just be a typical day on safari for most, but the sights and sounds of the Serengeti were Nicole's favorite memory of her Thomson Safari.
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Photo of the Week: Some posing wildebeest by Chotsi & Hilton Klein.
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The Benignos went on a Private Family Safari with us back in November, and had Mustapha as their guide! They enjoyed the "mix of safari, travel time, and alternate visits."

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14 Mt Auburn St Watertown, MA 02472, United States
14 Mount Auburn StreetUSMassachusettsWatertown02472
(617) 923-0426thomsonsafaris.com
Travel ServicesToday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
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Thomson Safaris has offered private and custom African Safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro Climbs in Tanzania for over 30 years. Owning both the U.S. and Tanzanian operations, there is no middleman with Thomson. We enthusiastically endorse Tanzania as a travel destination. It’s a place we have come to know and love for its gracious people, bountiful wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. 
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Michelle D
a month ago
In September of 2014 I went on a 14 day Classic Safari with Thomson and last week I booked my return trip for 2016. Five stars are not enough to express my satisfaction with everything. Wildlife viewing? Of course! We saw all of The Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, black rhinoceros, and African buffalo, and hundreds of other animals in their natural habitat. That's what a Safari is about right? The animals? The animals of course, but the vastness of space, the diversity of natural beauty that came with every day. The anticipation that came with every Jambo, Jambo and every fresh, crisp morning. Land Rover rides became periods of quiet reflection where I felt pure joy and pure contentment in moment. Thompson made it easy. Every need, whim was taken care of. The accommodations were outstanding and our guides quickly became friends guiding us to the best spots for photos, teaching us about local customs, and sharing stories of their experiences. For anyone considering a safari I'll leave you with this. I have never felt so exhilarated by a trip, maybe not anything really in my entire life.
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Tanya B
a month ago
It really was a fabulous experience and Thomson does such a great job - everything runs like clockwork and is so well organized. You can tell there were many people behind the scenes making that happen! We loved the cultural piece. It was one of the reasons we chose Thomson in the first place. School visit was a highlight. The 2 evenings of soccer at the camps were great. The guides were all FABULOUS! Leonard, Onesmo, Babu, and Nayman. I don't know how you find such personable and knowledgeable people, but they were great. It was a truly memorable trip and we met some wonderful people - both the people we traveled with and the locals.
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Christopher Kezer
a month ago
My wife and I went on safari with Thomson in 2010. It was our Honeymoon and Thomson did everything in their power to make sure it was special. They succeeded. The entire experience, from the time we first called to after we landed back in the US, was exceptional and remains, to this day, the best trip of our lives. I could go on but reading a long-winded list of adjectives would most likely be boring. If you want excitement and some of the best memories you'll ever have, stop reading reviews, get on the phone to the excellent people at the Watertown office and go to Tanzania with Thomson Safaris. You won't regret it. We'll be back some day and it we wouldn't think of going with anyone else.
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Aubrey Stimola
a month ago
My husband, myself and a friend took a 6-day safari from the Serengeti through to Ngorogoro Crater, and a Maasai Village. Thomson worked with us to taylor the carefully planned itinerary to our desires and needs. After a month of working in Tanzania, I wanted to end my first visit there with a Safari that was comprehensive, educational, safe, culturally rich, environmentally sustainable, employed Tanzanians and compensated them well, and that supported local communities, arts and commerce. I found all of those things in Thomson Safaris. The representatives we planned with were patient and worked with us on our ever-evolving itinerary (given time and financial constraints) until we settled on the perfect schedule and price for us. Communication during the planning stages was seamless and fun; we were never left waiting for information. The guide for our Safari, Robert, was simply amazing. He was a wealth of information, and avid birder (like myself), and excellent tracker. And yes, we saw the big 5; you can never be sure with nature and given the scarcity rhinos these days due to poaching. Robert was perfect and we consider him a good friend now! From a comfort standpoint, we were simply stunned. The "tents" were better appointed than most hotels, warm, safe, romantic, yet left a light footprint on the land and felt authentic and culturally in sync. Food? Get ready to go on a diet when you come home. I'm STILL thinking about all the amazing meals that were prepared for us. Safety? A local Ikoma tribesman manned our campground at night with a bow and arrow, and, in case of real danger (you are a guest in the wild, after all) a single security agent who watched the perimeter of the camp with a rather large gun. He was not imposing in the least. Transport? The vehicle was spacious, comfortable, airy, and well designed to allow for animal viewing. In short, Safari was a bucket list item of mine; my experience was life-changing. I have Thomson's and their crew, home and abroad, to thank for that. :)
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