TANZANIA, UGANDA, & ZANZIBAR
Elephants, lions, zebras, and gazelles roaming free among the soft prairie grass; small farms laid out like a patchwork quilt at the base of snow-capped mountains; chimpanzees playing in the thick of the jungle; sunset over the clear blue waters of the coast. If this is where your dream of Africa leads you, East Africa is the perfect place to begin your exploration of an incredible continent. The Great Rift Valley, spanning over 6,000 km and including parts of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, boasts an amazing diversity of wildlife and landscapes. It has also been coined the “cradle of humanity.” The beauty and diversity of our species is on great display here where scores of African indigenous tribes mix with those of Indian, Asian, Arab, and English ancestry to create a vibrant, warm, and complex culture like no other on earth.“I had previously thought about this kind of international travel as a situation in which I was going somewhere else to “help,” but I realized I was so much the lucky one to be there, and that all these people shared their homes and communities with me. I feel like I learned so much, and received so much more from the experience than I could possibly have given. It was a really humbling experience, and I’m so grateful to all of my hosts for opening up their homes to me.”
Safari through Tanzania and track chimpanzees in Uganda’s Budongo Forest Reserve.
Collaborate with your group and host community on a service project.
Experience the independence of teaching in a local school.
Learn to cook ugali and sukumaweeki and speak Luhya and Swahili with your host mother during authentic African village experiences.
Raft the mighty Nile River and journey past hippos and crocodiles to reach the great Murchinson Falls.
Explore the ‘spice’ isle of Zanzibar as you walk the narrow alleyways of Stone Town and sail the clear waters of the Indian Ocean in a wooden dhow.
Dates: Sep 9 – Dec 1 / Feb 21- May 15
Starting/Ending Point: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Group Size: 12 student maximum; 1-2 U.S. leaders; Local Staff
Language Requirement: None
Program Fee: $9,875
Included in Program Fee: Program leadership staff, all in-country land transport, accommodations, meals, program activities, excursions and activities including: entry fees, guides, group tours, rentals and adventure activities and part of the Service Project fees*.
International and domestic airfare, health insurance, visas, and spending money are extra. Travel expenses to and from Tanzania are estimated to cost $2,300. Internal flights (Tanzania to Zanzibar) $400. Uganda visa $50, and Tanzania visa $100.
*Please note as a part of our program we encourage students to fundraise for a portion of the service project.