Tanzania Scientific Research Expedition

Credit: Will Wamaru

Tanzania Scientific Research Expedition

Combine your passion for science with wilderness exploration and cultural learning

Experience a combination of cultural exposure, outdoor skills, and scientific research in the heart of Tanzania. On this course, you will combine backpacking with cultural interactions and scientific study and serve as a member of an international research expedition. The course starts with a week of backpacking, followed by a one-day safari in Ngorongoro Crater, and finishes with over two weeks conducting scientific research on Mt. Kilimanjaro—and possibly summiting Africa’s highest peak.

Learn about lifestyles different than yours as you visit Maasai villages. Spark your curiosity as you observe lions and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Challenge yourself to embrace new ideas and physical challenges as you conduct research on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. More than that, develop your leadership skills as you live in a close community with others who share your passion for science. Mentors from Central Wyoming College and the University of Wyoming, Maasai cultural liaisons, and NOLS instructors will provide guidance and opportunities for leadership throughout the course. You’ll walk away with new skills, leadership experience, research data from your own field work, and a foundation to help you craft your own scientific and cultural explorations. If you’re looking for an experience that prepares you for leadership in an interconnected world, this is the course for you.



2018 Dates

Dec. 30, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019

Tuition: $5,805


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Equipment Deposit
27 days
Minimum Age
18 yrs.

Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Arusha, Tanzania
Fly in/out
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Skills learned




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What our grads say

“I feel more comfortable making tough decisions, a sense of ease while teaching topics to a group and the ability to interact with my peers more effectively. Most importantly I feel like I can leave this course and take the knowledge I have gained and put it to use by leading trips into the backcountry professionally.”

— Ryley H., Fall Semester for Outdoor Educators grad

About Central Wyoming College & University of Wyoming

Central Wyoming College (CWC)

Central Wyoming College (CWC) is a two-year college serving Fremont, Hot Springs and Teton Counties. Our main campus is located in Riverton, Wyoming and we have outreach centers in Lander, Jackson and Dubois, each designed to meet the needs of the community it serves. 

We are committed to helping our students achieve success. At CWC you can earn a degree that takes you straight into the workforce or that can transfer to the college or university of your choice.

We are here to support your educational journey—that is why you'll find yourself surrounded by faculty and staff who care that you have a great college experience. We can't wait for you to earn a degree that you are passionate about!


University of Wyoming

Rooted in the traditions of the West and surrounded by the rugged Rocky Mountains, the University of Wyoming was founded in 1886 and is a nationally recognized land-grant research institution with expert faculty, top-ranked academics and world-class facilities.
Take advantage of small class sizes, supportive professors, and the local and state support that Wyoming’s sole four-year university enjoys. Experience the world as your classroom with the largest study-abroad scholarship endowment of any U.S. four-year public land-grant university. UW students study in nearly 50 countries each year at 400+ domestic and study abroad sites.


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