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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - unknown author

Why I Started Boone Safaris

I grew up being enthralled by Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and movies like Out of Africa and Born Free. I dreamed of going to Africa. However, it never seemed realistic. I thought it was too expensive and too far to travel.  The timing was never right.  Eight years ago, I stopped dreaming about going and booked a safari. It was better than I imagined. Pictures and movies cannot convey the actual experience. 

It was emotional seeing lions in the wild for the first time and gazing over the endless plains covered in wildebeests. But Africa has even more to offer than its amazing animals.  I have a strong desire to share the experience with my friends and their friends. I want to take away the fear some have for traveling so far away. This is why I started Boone Safaris. This is my passion. After years working for a big corporation and running my own recruiting firm, it's time to follow my heart and do what I love. I want to take you along on my journey! 

- Boone

Masai Mara August 2022   HD 1080p
Boone Thomson

Masai Mara August 2022 HD 1080p

Cheers to Africa

"Trip of a life. Drop everything and sign up now! It was spectacular!" - Andrea Tabor

"Thank you Boone! It was the most amazing trip! I still think of that trip and the wonderful time
we had and friends we made! Yes, just do it! You do not want miss this trip of a lifetime!" - Jack Brundige

All I can say is go! This trip exceeded our expectations in every regard. Truly the trip of a lifetime. All we did was decide to go, pay, and show up, Just about everything else was taken care of - Martha Brett

“We have always prioritized travel in our lives to experience as much of this world as we can. Botswana marked the 50th country that we have traveled to together. Our two trips with Boone Safaris, to the Maasai Mara and Botswana, have been our favorite two adventures by far. If you want to really see the natural beauty of Africa and have a great safari experience, join one of Boone’s excursions. It will be the trip of your lifetime too.“ —Grant & Louann, Maasai Mara 2021, Best of Botswana 2023

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"I never knew of a morning in Africa I woke up and I was not happy." Ernest Hemingway

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