Tanzania Wilderness - Prime

Tanzania Wilderness - Prime


  • Your course will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)
  • Backpack through the wilderness areas of Tanzania and spend a day on a safari observing the diverse local wildlife
  • Develop cultural competence through interacting with members of local tribes living in the area
  • Learn about human evolution and hunter-gatherer history, wildlife conservation concerns, animal identification, and the biogeography of the conservation area.
This expedition through East Africa will introduce you to tropical rain forests, savannah grasslands, and the diverse wildlife and cultures that inhabit them.

Accompanied by a cultural liaison from Tanzania, you will backpack through the volcanic highlands and see the area’s natural and living wonders, like soda lakes and huge flocks of flamingos. Spend time with local tribes while learning about culture, human and natural history, and ecology. Sleep in tents in thick forests and on the savannah while learning essential camping, risk management, and backcountry travel skills.

While on the vehicle-supported safari section of this course, you will observe the varied fauna of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Focus your binoculars on baboons and lions and your mind on conservation, zoology, and geography.

This course is for adventurous individuals eager to learn from other cultures in a wilderness setting. It’s for those who want to satisfy their curiosity to learn new things far from home. After seeing the historical birthplace of humanity and the present cultures making their home there, you’ll gain a new perspective on your place in the world and your relationship to the people in it.


Location NOLS East Africa
Tuition $3,965 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $100
Minimum Age 23
Duration 14 Days
Type Prime - 23 & Over
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College Credit
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
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