Spend Winter Session where the wild things are—-Tanzania, an African nation at the forefront of wildlife conservation practices.
On a three-week guided safari, you’ll experience the splendor of African animals in their natural environment, and learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife conservation and photography.
You will travel to Tanzania with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration, who has co-directed this program twice. Co-director Jonathan Cox, a professional photographer and veteran of many study abroad programs, including three to Africa, has participated in the Tanzania program four times.
Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the national parks and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Manyara for wildlife viewing amid the savanna. The parks contain spectacular concentrations of wildlife that are habituated to vehicles, allowing close observation of various aspects of animal behavior including foraging, social interactions within species, and multiple-species interactions. On safari, you'll experience a cross-section of ecosystems from northern Tanzania's short grass plains, mangrove forests and coastal ecosystems.
Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about African wildlife conservation and photography. The program fee includes airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, all safari-related fees, and all meals.