Feb 12, 2020 — Feb 21, 2020


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About this Trip

This extraordinary journey of East Africa is 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, 12-day safari was thoughtfully crafted to explore the best of Tanzania while treading lightly through spectacular but delicate ecosystems.  Visit the African Wildlife Foundation’s Canines for Conservation Program to learn how ivory-sniffing dogs are used to battle poaching. Enjoy 10,000 acres of pristine wilderness where wildlife numbers have tripled in just a few years. Meet and interact with the Maasai tribe while learning about their pastoralist way of life. Spend two days exploring the Serengeti’s abundant wildlife during the peak of calving season. Explore Earth’s largest intact volcanic caldera and visit a game-changing health clinic in Karatu.  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 cultural and intellectual insights.  Experience spectacular wildlife-viewing making memories that will last a lifetime.  Nairobi pre-tour and Rwanda Gorilla trekking post-tour options.

$7,990 per person.  

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About the Lecturer

Dr. Carla Thorson, Vice President of Public Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, earned her MA and PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Council, she was on the faculty at UCLA and was Outreach Coordinator for the UCLA International Institute’s Center for European and Eurasian Studies. While studying for her degrees, she also worked as a consultant at the RAND Corporation and as an analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Inc. Dr. Thorson has led several Council tours and lectured on a Baltics cruise, Antarctica cruise, Iceland cruise, and most recently our 2018 trip to South Africa.

“So many highlights on this trip! Not just the animals, but the school visit, Dr. Frank’s Hospital, Nyumbas, Maasai home visit, Gibbs Farm, and women’s cooperatives."

Dorothy Blake, CA