May 19-31, 2015

Download the Tanzania Brochure to Register!

Your first animal viewing opportunity is at Lake Manyara National Park, which boasts over 350 bird species, including eagles, vultures, storks, swifts, swallows, and flamingos. Baobab trees are home to blue vervet monkeys and baboons, while lions and elephants laze nearby. Next up is Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano that plays host to lions, hyenas, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, elephants, and more—including rare black rhinos. At the famous Olduvai Gorge, where the renowned Louis and Mary Leakey made some of archaeology’s most amazing discoveries, you can tour the museum there before heading out into the spectacular Serengeti, where millions of wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras migrate each year, followed by predators such as cheetahs and leopards. Explore the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre to discover all you would want to know about this World Biosphere Reserve. Walk in the footsteps of Hemingway in the Grumeti River area, which features pools of fierce creatures like crocodiles and hippos. Also among this area’s residents are lions and leopards, which you can watch from your camp, an elegant Victorian-era tented outpost set upon a hill. This adventure also offers a four-day optional posttrip to the island of Zanzibar, where you can explore bazaars and a spice plantation, search for dolphins by boat, and snorkel.