Tanzania Safari 2018

"This photo was taken in Tanzania, Africa, where I traveled with 13 other students and about 30 alumni, for Bill Durham's Sophomore College course "Parks and Peoples: Dilemmas of Protected Area conservation in East Africa." While there, we conducted research regarding the relationship between the national parks and displaced peoples." Off Campus Category Winner, Fall 2014-15.

Tanzania Safari

A Customized Program for SNBAA
June 18 – 30, 2018

Based on the resounding success of the Cuba program in 2016, the Stanford National Black Alumni Association and Stanford Travel/Study are pleased to announce a new program for 2018: Tanzania.

  • Meet with paleoanthropologists and researchers at Olduvai Gorge, the “cradle of mankind.”
  • Check off Africa’s Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, Cape Buffalo and rhino) as we explore the landscapes of Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti—just when the great wildebeest migration is beginning.
  • Relax at luxurious safari lodges and camps, gazing at the star-studded heavens and listening to the symphony of sounds of the nighttime savannah.
  • Speak with the inhabitants of a Maasai community.

Registration is open exclusively to SNBAA members, Black Grad alumni, and their guests until June 1, 2017.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1-2 (June 18-19): Depart the U.S. on international flight to Kilimanjaro

Day 3 (June 20): Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our local guides and transferred to Arusha (approx. 1 hour drive) for dinner and overnight at Lake Duluti Serena. (D)

Elephant 2014 by JohnDay 4 (June 21): Breakfast at leisure, followed by a morning briefing to kick off our safari. We will visit the African Wildlife Foundation’s Canines for Conservation program, a best-in-breed initiative that trains dogs and handlers in assisting with anti-poaching programs. This afternoon depart by road for Tarangire National Park (approx. 2 1/2 hour drive). Along the way, visit a local Maasai village before arriving at camp. Later this evening, depart for a night game drive in Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Tarangire Treetops. (B,L,D)

Day 5-6 (June 22-23): Spend the next two days exploring Tarangire National Park on game drives in 4-wheel drive safari vehicles or on guided walks with your guides. During the mid-day heat, enjoy some downtime at the lodge or relaxing by the pool. Dinner each evening will be in camp. Tarangire Treetops. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Lioness and wide-eyed cub by DennisJune 24): After breakfast, depart by road for the Ngorongoro Highlands (approx. 2 hour drive), stopping en route at Mto Wa Mbu for a Tuk Tuk tour through the village and lunch, where you will enjoy local cuisine prepared fresh right in front of you. On arrival at your lodge, the afternoon is free to settle in and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro Crater Floor. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (June 25): Spend the day on the crater floor in search of lions, rhinos and huge bull elephants that roam within the confines of the crater. Return late afternoon to your lodge for the evening. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (B,L,D)

WildebeestDay 9 (June 26): Leave your lodge and drive along the crater rim before descending the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater and onto the vast plains of the Serengeti. Stop at Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind, for a visit with the researchers on site. As we continue by road into the western corridor of the Serengeti, we hope to see the beginnings of the great wildebeest migration (weather dependent, not a guarantee). Enjoy a private dinner this evening in camp. (Drive time is 6-7 hours with game viewing along the way). Kirawira Camp. (B,L,D)

Day 10-11 (June 27-28): Spend your day exploring the extensive plains of the Serengeti in search of the ‘Big 5’. If you would like to maximize your time game viewing, you can take a picnic lunch out into the park and enjoy a meal in the vast savanna before returning to your lodge later in the day. All meals and overnight at Kirawira Camp. (B,L,D)

BBKPAT Ngoiroro is a village of 200 inhabitants all belonging to the Massai Tribe The village lays right in the rift valley south of Nairobi against the tanzanian border The Massai live very close to nature and their animals The cows and goats are more important then money to the massai Each family owns around 50 cows and 50 goats The main diet of the villagers is meat and milk The women are suppose to milk the cows twice a day and the small boys have to look after the herd during the day while grazingDay 12 (June 29): Enjoy breakfast at the camp, before transferring, with a game drive en-route, to the nearest airstrip for your flight to Arusha, departing at 10:35 arriving at 12:10. Upon arrival you will be met by your local guides and transfer back to Lake Duluti Serena for lunch and use of a day room to freshen up. Transfer this evening to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight. (B,L)

Day 13 (June 30): Arrive home to the U.S.

Faculty Leader

Diamond_LarryLarry Diamond, ’73, MA ’78, PHD ’80, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He served for more than six years as director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and he continues to lead its research programs on Arab reform and democracy and on liberation technology. He is also founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy and a senior consultant to the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. His latest book, In Search of Democracy, is a collection of many of his writings over the past three decades on democratic development, particularly in Africa and Asia. This would be the fifth Travel/Study tour he has led to Africa.

  • Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-director of the Haas Center for Public Service and also professor by courtesy of political science and sociology
  • Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
  • Named “Teacher of the Year” by the Associated Students of Stanford, 2007
  • Recipient of the Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education and the Stanford Alumni Association’s Richard W. Lyman Award



  • Approximately $8,995 per person, double occupancy
  • Approximately $10,295 per person, single occupancy

Although details are not yet finalized for this trip, you can guarantee your space with a fully refundable Early Deposit of $1,000 per person.

To make an Early Deposit, you would place a $1000 per person deposit now to save your place for this program. Once the Tanzania Safari brochure is available, which will include final pricing, you will have 10 business days to cancel and receive a full refund of your early deposit.

To place an Early Deposit visit the Tanzania Safari overview page (click on “reserve Space in the upper right hand corner of the page) or call Stanford Travel/Study at 650-725-0179.

For more current information on pricing and cancellation terms, visit the Tanzania Safari overview page.


At this time, registration is open solely to SNBAA members, Black Grad alums, and their non-member guests, until June 1, 2017. Space is limited to 35 travelers.  If spaces are still available after June 1, 2017, registration will open to the greater Stanford alumni population.

To reserve space with an early deposit visit the Tanzania Safari overview page and click on “reserve Space in the upper right hand corner of the page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact Stanford Travel/Study at travelstudy@alumni.stanford.edu or (650) 725-1093.