Program Details

Discover Tanzania’s natural beauty as you travel from the coast to the interior grasslands. Experience African traditions, work on a community service project, and spot incredible wildlife on safari.
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Discover Tanzania’s natural beauty as you travel from the coast to the interior grasslands. Experience African traditions, work on a community service project, and spot incredible wildlife on safari.

Your African experience begins when you land in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, where you will explore the city on a bike tour with visits to markets, coffee brewers, food vendors, and artists. As your Experiment unfolds, you will witness the country’s changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty, starting with a trip to Arusha for a safari to look for elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, and baboons in their natural habitat.

You will learn about traditional African culture and arts while meeting with educators, artists, and musicians. Learn basic Swahili language skills and practice with your host family and local Tanzanians. You will participate in a series of community service projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the villagers, such as teaching English, renovating a school or planting 500 cashew trees, one of the local cash crops.

Expect to experience the vast differences between urban and rural Tanzania as well as the country’s diverse ethnic communities. During your first homestay in the coastal city of Tanga, you will learn about the role of Islam in

Tanzanian culture and sail in a traditional dhow along the beach. A Maasai tribe will welcome you into its community as you camp in a group of mud huts, known as boma. In the morning, take in the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, then, in the evening, sit under the stars around a campfire discussing important issues that impact indigenous communities.

 

Wrap up your journey as you spot more African wildlife on a final safari at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for being the best place to see animal migration, you can expect to see myriad wildlife as your Experiment comes to a close.

To learn more about this program, visit experiment.org/TZS.

At the conclusion of this program, each student will earn a community service certificate noting the number of hours of community service completed.

Setting Description:
As your Tanzania Experiment unfolds, witness the country’s changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty. Visit the foothills of Mt. Meru, the second-largest mountain in Tanzania. Go on daylong game drives to see baboons, hippos, giraffes, elephants, and lions, and take eco-safaris at Arusha National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Orientation: Dar es Salaam, 4 days Homestays: Swahili coastal community,* 9 days; Maasai community,* 10 days Other Accommodations: Hotels, community center, camping * Homestay locations can vary.
Cost:
$5990

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Need based financial aid from $250 to $3,000

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 7 Reviews

  • Tanzania ❤
    5.0
    09/02/18

    weeks in Tanzania. For some people that would have seemed like such a long time, yet for me. I was ready to spend the next 5 years there. From the safaris, to the beaches, the homestay, the Maasai, the mural, the songs, and the streets, to the love and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My Experience at Tanznaia
    5.0
    09/01/18

    Traveling to Tanzania was truly a memorable experience for me. The moment we arrived to Dar es Salaam I felt good about where I would be for the next days. The first week while we were there i can't express in words how much we were able to do. We went

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Never Forgotten
    5.0
    09/01/17

    The trip to Tanzania was an amazing experience that I will always remember. The trip gave me sight into my future career of becoming an international English teacher. The time I spent teaching the students at the schools inspired me and gave me the little

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Go to Tanzania!!!
    5.0
    09/01/17

    This trip was the best experience of my life so far. It was so beautiful and eyeopening.I bought back so much knowledge, built life-long bonds, faced fears, stepped out my comfort zone, and most of all had fun. I would definitely go back and do plan on

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Full Immerson
    5.0
    08/28/17

    My summer in Tanzania was truly amazing. To be quite honest, Tanzania was nothing like I imagined it to be. While all my friends were going to Spain, France, and other European countries to enhance their language skills, I was having the time of my life

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • TANZANIA TANZANIA
    5.0
    08/14/17

    My trip to Tanzania was unforgettable. I experienced many thing that I will remember for the rest of my life. I had many highlights throughout my trip but one of my favorite parts was staying with my home stay families. I love children and I got really

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tanzania: A Cultural and Language Program
    5.0
    12/07/16

    This past summer I went on a five week trip to Tanzania with eleven other students I had never met before and it was an invaluable experience. This trip was focused on language and cultural discovery so we would have daily Swahili lessons and were always

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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