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Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Serengeti, Olduvai, Gombe – these are just some of the world-famous treasures of Tanzania, and you’ll see them for yourself on this program. We’ll begin with one week of classroom work in Fayetteville, during which you’ll hear lectures on both the natural and human history of this fascinating East African country. Then, we’ll spend nearly three weeks traveling around Tanzania, sampling its remarkable human and natural diversity. We’ll explore the complex ecology around Mount Kilimanjaro, including a hike part-way up Africa’s tallest mountain, and see the animals of the great Serengeti, such as giraffe, lions, zebra, wildebeest, and many more.
You’ll also see and learn about the people of these regions and understand why Kilimanjaro has played such a vital role in the imaginations of both the indigenous people of Tanzania and the country’s European colonists. We’ll enjoy a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Olduvai Gorge, site of the Leakey family’s discovery of some of the most important early human fossils.
We’ll also visit sites on the 19th-century caravan routes into the heart of Africa, including Bagomoyo, an historic trading center on the Indian Ocean, and Ujiji, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, where Stanley famously asked “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” We’ll travel by boat to the famous Gombe Stream reserve, where Jane Goodall studied the chimpanzees that roam wild through the rain-forest. We’ll tour the great city of Dar-es-Salaam, including its famous Mwenge market, and finish the trip on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, featuring the museums and historic sites of Stone Town, and the wonders of its tropical marine ecosystem and snorkel the coral reef that fringes the main island.
Parts of the trip will require participants to be in good physical condition.
Priority Deadline: November 2, 2012: Particularly strong applicants submitting by the priority deadline will be admitted to the program by mid-November. Remaining applicants will move to the second review after January 11.
Initial Deadline: January 11, 2013: Selected applicants will be admitted to the program by mid-January. Remaining applicants will move to the final review after February 1.
Final Deadline: February 1, 2013: Final admissions decisions on completed applications will be announced by mid-February.
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