Tanzania

View of Mt. Kiliminjaro from Machame Camp (10,000 ft/3,050 m). -Sean Gaffney

Home to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak on the continent, and some of the most unique ecological zones in Africa, Tanzania is a prime location to gain international leadership experience and technical skill. The diverse terrain encompasses the Serengeti plains filled with zebras, giraffes, lions and elephants, rainforest, alpine desert and the glaciated summit of Kilimanjaro. This unique geography, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area UNESCO World Heritage Site, over 120 different ethnic groups, and world class safaris make Tanzania one of the most intriguing areas to develop leadership skills.

Backpacking
12 and 24 days

Meet a Masai warrior walking the plains of the Serengeti, trek alongside the glaciers of Kilimanjaro, and learn the basics of Swahili in order to purchase fresh fruit in a market. The course begins with a hiking safari around the Ngorongoro Crater. Next, you’ll climb to the summit of Mt. Meru (14,967ft/4,562m), a spectacular caldera and area that sees few people.

Semester
80 days

Trek to the top of the tallest peaks on the continent, volunteer and support local projects and learn comprehensive emergency response skills in this developing country.