Tanzania Blog Posts

May 19, 2017

International Family Vacations: A Good Idea for Young Families?

I read an article recently that said there was a science behind not taking kids under the age of 12 on international family vacations. I’ve given it a lot of thought and I can’t say I agree, or at least, that has not been my experience. My boys are now 17 and 20 and we…

October 20, 2016

12 Reasons I Love Tanzania

From July 1994 to July 1998 our General Manager, Jim, lived in Arusha, Tanzania while working for Thomson.  He loved his time in the country and still thinks about it, quite fondly, today. He put together a list of his 12 favorite reasons why he loved living in Tanzania.  The best part about his list…

December 29, 2015

Five Great Reasons to Visit Tanzania in March

One of our favorite countries in the world here at Thomson, and a top destination in the world, is Tanzania. To start, Tanzania is the premier safari destination in East Africa.  After being in Tanzania for just a short time it’s easy to understand why the country is so great. The people are incredibly kind…

September 22, 2015

See the Big Five on Safari

There is a lot of talk about the Big Five when talking about going on an African Safari. You may have heard the names, but do you really know the Big Five? The Big Five was a term coined decades ago by big-game hunters to give a nick name to the five hardest animals to…

March 25, 2015

What’s a Rafiki?

“Rafiki” means friend in Swahili! Did you know that each Thomson Family Adventure—with eight or more guests—is accompanied by a rafiki*? Our rafikis work with our guides; their main purpose is to enhance the overall trip experience, and especially to engage the children in their new surroundings. We used to call these companions “mentors,” but…