Feb 06, 2022 — Feb 18, 2022

Faces of Tanzania

With Dr. Carla Thorson

About this Trip

We are pleased to present an extraordinary journey to East Africa where “off-the-beaten-path” meets a wealth of culture, wildlife, and diverse peoples, eager to share their land and history with you. Our exclusive, 13-day safari was thoughtfully crafted to explore the best of Tanzania while treading lightly through spectacular but delicate ecosystems. Led by Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs, Northern California, you will enjoy specially arranged meetings with local representatives who will provide the cultural and intellectual insights that you have come to expect from a World Affairs Council tour. Of course, you’ll also experience spectacular wildlife-viewing making memories that will last a lifetime.  An optional extension to Rwanda to observe the iconic Mountain Gorilla is available to continue your adventure.

$8,240 per person plus airfare

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Your Council Leader

Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President, Programs at World Affairs in Northern California, leads program design and management, including over 100 global policy forums each year, the global philanthropy forum and an education program for high school and college students. Prior to joining World Affairs, Dr. Thorson taught political science at UCLA and worked for the UCLA International Institute's Center for European and Eurasian Studies. As a consultant at the RAND Corporation and analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Inc. she focused on democratization processes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, and while working at IREX, she helped establish one of the first US nonprofit offices in Moscow in 1989-90. Thorson got her PhD in political science at UCLA, an MLitt at the University of Oxford and a BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a world traveler, Dr. Thorson enjoys sharing her experiences with World Affairs members and has led several Council tours, including Cuba, Russia and Central Asia. She has also lectured on cruises to the Baltics, Antarctica and Iceland, and most recently on our 2019 trip to Tanzania.