Planning a Tanzanian Expedition

Planning a Tanzanian Expedition

A new Lifetime Member of SpeakSheets signed up because she’s taking a Tanzanian expedition this summer and wanted to learn some Swahili for her adventure. I was curious. What does an expedition to Tanzania actually entail? First, a look at Google Images. Huge epic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding savannah. Lions, leopards, alligators, elephants. There’s a photo of the currency with more elephants. Next, I visit National Geographic Expeditions. Here’s a description of their 11-day safari which tracks The Great Migration.
Go in search of the thundering herds of the legendary wildebeest migration on a wildlife safari in Tanzania. Take in extraordinary vistas of the Great Rift Valley, and experience the power of the migration across the vast savannas of the Serengeti. Spend time in a Maasai village off the beaten track, and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater to spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, and much more. The Serengeti portion of this trip varies slightly by season to provide travelers with the best opportunity to witness the great migration.
Then there’s Raleigh International, where volunteers help install infrastructure such as sanitation in local communities. They describe the Tanzanian adventure as:
Deep freshwater and saltwater lakes to stunning beaches, vast mountainous terrain including Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, and national parks that form more than a third of its territory including the famous Serengeti National Park. And with over 120 tribal groups ranging from the Maasai warriors, to the Hadza Bushmen, Tanzania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.
OK that all sounds pretty great, as long as I know I won’t have wifi. I think I am putting Tanzania on the list as part of a Kenya + Tanzania + South Africa leg in the next year or two. Knowing where our community members are traveling is almost as much fun as traveling there myself! (image h/t engelboel)
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