Guest Reviews

We hear it time and again from guests returning from their treks: “Thomson is clearly the best outfit on the mountain.”  But don’t take our word for it, take theirs!

Because of Thomson’s kindness, care, and support, we truly had the trip of a lifetime!

On June 29th, 12 strangers aged 15 – 75 came from all over the U.S. for a Thomson Safaris trek. We quickly bonded as a group as we were all hoping to experience the trip of a lifetime – a Kilimanjaro summit! Some of the group came for high school graduation gifts and some for […]

I spent spring break climbing Kilimanjaro with my father. I could have stayed in Tanzania forever!

I spent my high school spring break climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with my father. I was given the incredible opportunity to travel to Africa, and I wanted to do something special. I set up a fundraiser to raise money for a local non-profit, Memphis Child Advocacy Center. The fundraiser was a huge motivator in actually completing […]

Picking Thomson Safaris was the smartest move I’ve ever made traveling!

I’ve been to five star hotels around the world. The people who work for you are better and work harder than anyone I’ve ever met. They are by far superior and I’m beyond impressed! I really can’t express how much this trip meant to me. After several personal challenges and tragedies over the past few […]

I could never have believed what was possible with simple drive and determination

Waiting with anticipation and trepidation in a small tent on a wind-swept moonscape at 15200 feet elevation the night before summiting Kilimanjaro leads one to reflect on life and what matters.  I thought I would share a few lessons I learned from this amazing trip. 1) Extend your comfort zone: Despite leading a pretty adventurous […]

It’s like another world altogether – a collision of the moon, the arctic and a land I’d never known

On our epic trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro, we took the Western Approach route, which led us to traverse 43 miles in 9 days. We trekked through 5 different climates: rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and the arctic. The hardest part of our journey was overcoming the mind and the limitations it tries to impose. […]


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