I had the pleasure to lead the Tanzania service intersession in collaboration with the GoKili program. Throughout our time in and around Moshi, we built schools with locals, planted trees on Mount Kilimanjaro, and met the victims of the HIV epidemic.
"Mwenye pupa hadiriki kula tamu."
(A hasty person misses the sweet things.)
– Kiswahili proverb
It was in the Olduvai Gorge that we discussed human evolution and the cradle of human civilization. This is the cite of the Leakey's famous discovery of Lucy (the oldest hominine bones yet discovered, 3.2 million years old).
After learning about volcanic calderas at Lake Chala, we went on safari in the Ngorogoro Crater. The reserve is home to more than 25,000 mammals including lions, African elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinoceros.
Listen here to our student roundtable discussion about things we learned and reflected on during the trip.