Saturday, February 22 – Wednesday, March 5 – Wild Tanzania: An Eco-Friendly Safari

Still looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Journey with the Harvard Museum of Natural History into the heart of East Africa and go off the beaten path to learn about the culture, people, and wildlife of Tanzania. Marvel at a vast and unspoiled landscape under the equatorial sun and enjoy comfortable tented camps and small lodges, beautifully situated for their proximity to the seasonal concentrations of wildlife. Begin in Enashiva, a nature refuge in the Loliondo area just east of Serengeti National Park, and a model for community-based tourism. With multiple Masai villages nearby there will be opportunities to visit homes, talk with people, and learn about challenges facing the people today. We will go on game drives — both day and night. Drive to the Serengeti, spending the days amidst untamed wilderness where lion, cheetah, warthog, and millions of hoofed animals roam. Travel to the lush and verdant Ngorongoro Crater, a massive caldera inhabited by rhinoceros, elephant, and black-maned lion. En route, visit Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family’s remarkable discoveries. We spend the last two nights at Gibbs Farm, a peaceful sanctuary surrounded by breath-taking scenery (pictured below.)  The study leader is Professor Andrew Biewener, and the cost of the trip is $6,975 per person, double occupancy, with a $1,300 single supplement option available.  Call 617-495-2463 for more information, or click on to the Harvard Museum link above.