Jane Goodall Tour in Tanzania

Study Animal Sciences in Tanzania

To communicate with the chimpanzees the scientists avoid direct eye contact and sit in a crouching position, a non-threatening posture.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Be prepared for the experience of a lifetime. 

Gaze in awe at the majestic mountain that is Kilimanjaro as you approach the airport. 

After you collect your bags, your driver will meet and deliver you to your accommodations, a permanent camp of small bedroom huts centered around a communal kitchen. The compound is surrounded by a natural bamboo wall which helps keep the ecological balance between humans and animals

Your camp cook will prepare your meals so you can spend as much time as possible exploring this wonderful place.

Begin your journey at the Gombe Stream Research Center. Explore how scientists research the chimpanzees Jane Goodall first encountered over 60 years ago. Marvel in how they study these intelligent, resourceful and social primates.

Jane Goodall studied the Kasakela community of chimpanzees which still inhabit Gombe Stream National Park. The park is home to over 100 chimps, and visitors may trek into Gombe to observe their interactions. 

This expedition will be your first foray into the chimpanzee community. Your guide has a great love of these chimps and will share his extensive knowledge with your group exclusively.

Mahale Mountain National Park has a much larger concentration of chimpanzee occupants, over 800, who reside deep in the Tanzania wilderness. Today you’ll be tackling some steep trails. You know you have found the group by the extremely loud hoots and screams you hear before you can even see them! Here you can view pods of chimps playing, grooming, eating and hanging around!

After the physical trek yesterday, today you can ride. Your expert guide will take you on your customized safari. Whether you prefer incredible scenery or wildlife encounters, you can design your dream day safari.

In the very early morning, the birds are active. It is the perfect time for bird listening and watching. Your guide will help you identify unique local birds by their songs, including the brightly colored Fischer’s lovebird, red-and-yellow barbet, Hartlaub’s turaco, and the ashy starling along with many more. Bring your binoculars and camera, as there’s a lot to see.

This afternoon, check back in on the Kasakela community of chimpanzees. Watch them interact and experience the love Jane had for these human-like primates.

If you are extending your stay to climb Kilimanjaro, today is your first day of climbing preparation. You will pack out of camp and move to the base lodge at Kilimanjaro to begin your six-day climbing trek.

If you are packing out tomorrow, you can spend the day revisiting one of the chimpanzee camps, explore on a photography safari or a big cat adventure.

Sadly the time has come to leave this magical, mysterious place. Say your goodbyes and head to the airport for your international flight home and onward journey.

Over 60 years ago Jane Goodall arrived at Gombe River in Tanzania to study the local communities of chimpanzees. Her work has brought us closer to our primate relatives who are still being cared for and studied today.

Here you’ll have a unique opportunity to observe and learn how these wonderful primates shape our understanding of humankind.

There is an optional extension to stay and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for the ultimate Tanzania adventure.


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