Hailing from the U.S. and New Zealand, Judi Wineland and Rick Thomson crossed paths in East Africa over forty years ago, and the rest is history. Devoted to Tanzania and only Tanzania, the Wineland-Thomson family founded Thomson Safaris in 1981 to explore the country’s wondrous wilderness, from the plains of the Serengeti to the peaks of Kilimanjaro.
As a small, family-owned company, Thomson is dedicated to every one of their Kilimanjaro trekkers as if they were members of their own family. Owners Rick, Judi and their two daughters have themselves reached the mountain’s peak – in fact, their daughter Nicole was the youngest person to ever summit Kilimanjaro at the time of her climb. Africa’s tallest mountain holds a special place in their hearts.
With firsthand experience and a deep love for Tanzania guiding the way, Thomson has rigorously tested all mountain routes, with safety always top of mind. You can trust our Kilimanjaro team to get you safely up the mountain. Join Thomson to experience what it’s really like to be on the “Roof of Africa” – It’s a journey you’ll never forget.