University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Colorado Denver


Program Location

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Laetoli and Olduvai Gorge) in Arusha Region in northern Tanzania.

The field school takes place in the Serengeti Plains of Northern Tanzania at a 3.5 million years old Laetoli paleoanthropological site within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  Additionally, field excursions to Olduvai Gorge, Lake Ndutu, and Nasera Rock shelter will be provided.

Geographically, Tanzania exhibits some of the most diverse, awesome, and breathtaking topography known to humankind. Although Tanzania
is still very much a developing country, it offers a unique and exhilarating backdrop for intense and academically and culturally rewarding study. Tanzania's diverse and ever-changing landscape—the awe-inspiring Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the many coastal sites scattered along the shores of the Indian Ocean—houses some of the richest fauna, flora, and indigenous cultural groups with
which to interact. Such a remarkable array of cultural and natural elements helps to ensure an educational experience that proves second to none.

On the Africian Continent

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In the United Republic of Tanzania

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Traveling to Tanzania

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the country and back to the US. The price of the course includes all excursions once on site at the field school. After applying and being accepted to the program, students will receive specific details about what must be accomplished before leaving on the trip—including how to acquire a visa and passport, what immunizations are recommended, and tips for arranging air/ground transportation to country.

References for More Information on Tanzania

US Department of State: Tanzania Profile

Tanzanian Embassy: About Tanzania Tanzania Overview/General Information