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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

NEC students travel to Tanzania!

Stay tuned to read all of the details of New England College's upcoming safari trip to Tanzania!

  • View fantastic wildlife in their natural habitat, including zebras, elephants, lions, wildebeest, and countless others!
  • Spend several nights sleeping in a tent camp under the stars of the Serengeti plain
  • Visit Masai villages to learn first-hand about African culture
  • Perform service by delivering school and medical supplies to local villages
For information, contact Prof. Eric Simon ( or Prof. Bryan Partridge (

There are only 8 spots available on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Here is copy from the brochure:

                                          New England College Tanzania Exploration

                                                                   May 19 ‑ 27, 2014
05/19/2014   Depart home                                                                                                                
Depart U.S.A. for overnight flight to Tanzania.

05/20/2014   Arusha                                              Ahadi Lodge 
After your arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Ahadi Lodge in Arusha. Arusha is the Gateway to the Northern National Parks of Tanzania such as Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Serengeti. The lodge is situated in the village of Movarian.
05/21/2014   Lake Manyara                                    Nsya Lodge 
After breakfast you will visit Esilalei, a Maasai village along the shores of Lake Manyara. Upon arrival you will receive an introduction to the community and learn about Maasai culture and way of life and participate in a community service project. After lunch you will work with school children doing art/songs/games, etc. After your day of Maasai cultural immersion you will check into Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp is an exclusive wilderness camp set amongst the rugged hills and cliffs of the 600 meter high Rift Valley Escarpment while looking down upon the gigantic Lake Manyara. The lake and jungle are spread out over an impressive 330 square kilometers and the grounds are home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants; hippos; giraffes; leopards; lions and over 400 different species of birds including flamingos.
05/22/2014   Serengeti National Park                    Nasikia Central Camp  
This morning after breakfast you'll depart for Serengeti National Park, taking boxed lunches and stopping for  a tour at Olduvai Gorge, a steep sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley of the eastern Serengeti Plains. This gorge is an important prehistoric site, referred to as "the Cradle of Mankind", because it is the site where the earliest human remains have been recovered, dating back 2 million years. In the afternoon take a game drive in the rolling grasslands of the Serengeti and then arrive to your camp for the night. Nasikia Central Camp consists of 12 semi‑permanent tents. Each tent has beds and a private bathroom. Although somewhat rustic it is a comfortable way to enjoy African camping. There is also a dining tent and a lounge tent. A generator is available until 10pm for battery charging but most lighting is provided by kerosene lamps and candles.
05/23/2014   Serengeti National Park                    Nasikia Central Camp  
Today you'll spend the day adventuring on an African style safari. A boxed lunch will be included so you have the full day to immerse yourself in the daily life of the wildlife of the Serengeti National Park. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the location of the famous annual migration of over a million wildebeest. Other wild game includes zebra, gazelle, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe. Evening campfire and star gazing.
05/24/2014   Ngorongoro                                      Rhino Lodge 
After breakfast you will take a game drive through Lake Manyara National Park. The park is famous for its tree climbing lion population and is named after the long lake that is fed by water flowing down from the escarpment of the Rift Valley. Other highlights include impressively tusked elephants, giraffes, buffalo, zebra, and banded mongoose, in addition to over 400 species of birds. In the afternoon you will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater stopping en route at Karatu, an Iraqw village, for a taste of the local life. After your visit you will continue to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater for a view of the world's largest intact caldera, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 sq. km with sides up to 600 m deep and then check into Rhino Lodge ideally located near the edge of the crater. Rhino Lodge works very closely with local communities. Almost half of our staff are Maasai and the other half, Iraqw. Supplies are all sourced from the local communities, including fresh vegetables and fruits that are used to conjure up a wholesome, home style cuisine.
05/25/2014   Ngorongoro                                      Rhino Lodge 
Today you will travel into the Ngorongoro Crater. As you descend down the crater rim, watch as the flora opens to grassy plains throughout the crater floor. Enjoy a day full of spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described the eighth wonder of the world. Today after breakfast you will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater. As you descend down the crater rim, watch as the flora opens to grassy plains throughout the crater floor. Enjoy a day full of spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described the eighth wonder of the world.
05/26/2014   Arusha                                              Ahadi Lodge
After breakfast you will start your journey back to Arusha doing a game drive along the way. You will have a day room available to relax and freshen up until you transfer to Kilimanjaro for your evening flight home.
05/27/2014   Arrival home