July 7, 2016 | High School

  We’re spending our first days in Tanzania in the community of Maji ya Chai and experiencing village life in Tanzania.  On our first day, in preparation for our time in country, we talked about the difference between a traveler and a tourist. Travelers immerse themselves in the local culture. They try to learn the… Read More

Two students hold the steel chain link of the new Living Wall to the Commiphora africana while one of the boma’s residents hammers in the nails. (Photo by African People and Wildlife Fund/Deirdre Leowinata)

The following post is from NGSE Tanzania expert Laly Lichtenfeld’s team member Deirdre Leowinata about what it was like to work with our NGSE students last summer and was originally posted to National Geographic’s Cat Watch blog. Education is the foundation for positive change, and every year National Geographic Student Expeditions takes groups of high… Read More

During the dry season, animals throughout parts of northern Tanzania seek refuge in Tarangire National Park. Giraffes use this area to feed on acacia trees, drink from the Tarangire River, and give birth to their young. Expanding human population is currently threatening this area — an area that has for centuries been home to these creatures from Tanzania. We as humans must realize that if no action is taken, this last look could mean goodbye.
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— Emily A. and Jenn
August 11, 2014 | High School

Yesterday afternoon marked the end of our time spent on safari and our exploration of the wilds of Northern Tanzania. Over the past eight days, we’ve had the privilege of watching baby elephants chase each other around trees, endangered black rhinos mate, baboons groom each other, impala prance through the bush, and a leopard cub play with… Read More

Getting up close to zebras on our safari in the Crater
May 6, 2014 | High School

Jambo! We are currently at the UAACC (United African Alliance Community Center) after an incredible, breathtaking week in the bush. Here’s a brief breakdown of our time over the past week! Days One–Three: The Maasai Steppe After driving down scenic roads lined with sunflowers and secluded villages in our open safari vehicles, we reached our… Read More