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Where the Wild Things Are: Tanzania With Your Grandchild

Learn why Tanzania is the best place for animal lovers as you and your grandchild search for rhinos on safaris while also meeting local children to get an inside look into this country.
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Program No. 22427RJ
13 days
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Where the Wild Things Are: Tanzania With Your Grandchild

Learn why Tanzania is the best place for animal lovers as you and your grandchild search for rhinos on safaris while also meeting local children to get an inside look into this country.
13 days
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Program No. 22427 RJ
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At a Glance

Journey to a land where elephants roam free and lions snooze in the afternoon sun. On game drives through ginormous national parks and reserves, search for leopards, rhinos, elephants and cheetahs with the locals that know their favorite hangouts. When you’re not searching for wildlife with your grandchild, get to know the villagers at a local school to learn what a typical day is like – minus the homework! – and make some new friends. When the day is done, huddle in close with your grandchild at the campfire to hear wild animal tales as you create lifelong memories in Tanzania together.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Keep your eyes peeled for lions as you explore Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks during game drives.
  • Play soccer with local children and follow along as they show you inside their daily lives at school and at home.
  • Let the locals teach you a thing or two as you try your hand at Tinga Tinga painting and making tasty chapattis – a special bread.

General Notes

Children ages 15 and under get a discount at national parks and other sites in Tanzania. This discount is already reflected in the shown program price. A copy of the child participant's passport identification page must be faxed or emailed to the Program Coordinator upon enrollment so that it can be used as proof of age. If you have grandchildren 15 and over, please refer to "Where the Wild Things Are: Tanzania With Your Family" (#22428).
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You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
African Safari Journal
by Mark Nolting, Duncan Butchart (Illustrator)
A wildlife guide, trip organizer, maps, safari directory, phrase book, safari diary, and wildlife checklist -- all-in-one. With 168 pages in color
Going Solo
by Roald Dahl
With its large print and album-like photographs, both young and old will delight in Dahl's recollections of his adventures as a WWII-era Royal Air Force pilot in Tanzania and Greece.
Wildlife Photography, On Safari With Your DSLR
by Uwe Skrzypczak
Skrzypczak includes chapters on equipment, technique, composition and wildlife in this practical, beautifully illustrated guide, loaded with striking images of the wildlife of Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor
by Martin Meredith
Covering the epic story of colonialism in Africa, Meredith’s magisterial history depicts empire-hungry kings, missionaries, tribal warlords, mining barons -- even modern multinational corporations. An expansive but entertaining read.
Animals of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
by Vicki Kennedy, Adam Scott Kennedy
This guide compiled by safari guides Adam and Vicki Kennedy and local experts, features 89 species of mammal and reptile the traveler is likely to find. With 146 stunning color photos, insights into behavioral habits and tips on how to locate specific animals.
The Tree Where Man Was Born
by Peter Matthiessen
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Matthiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
Culture Smart! Tanzania
by Quintin Winks
This pocket guide introduces local customs, etiquette and culture.
Serengeti Spy
by Anup Shah
A hoof-level view of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Photographer Anup Shah lets the wildlife reveal itself by placing small remote cameras at watering holes, outcrops and other strategic spots. The ground-level perspective is as surprising as it is clever, putting you face-to-face with lion and cheetah and wildebeest and all the creatures in action across the plains.
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior
by Ole Saitoti
Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai Mara, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides.
Arusha National Park Map
by Ma Company (Tanzania)
A full color handsome topographic map and souvenir of Mt. Meru and Arusha National Park
The Safari Companion
by Richard Estes
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind.
East Africa Birds
by James Kavanagh
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 120 birds often seen in East Africa’s forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts and coastlines.
Listening For Lions
by Gloria Whelan
Plucked from her life among the Maasai and Kikuyu people in East Africa after the Great War, young Rachel fights for her family and the life she had in rural Africa in this absorbing novel for middle-schoolers.
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
by Nelson Mandela
A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth.
Swahili, A Language Map
by Kristine K. Kershul
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
Wildlife of East Africa
by Martin B. Withers
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning
by Boyd Norton
Featuring 250 exquisite color photographs alongside Norton's firsthand accounts of travels in Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro over a decades-long career.
Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania
by Chris McIntyre, Philip Briggs
A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar.
The Place of Lions
by Eric Campbell
Stranded on the Serengeti after a plane crash, 14-year old Chris goes for help -- and befriends an aging lion along the way -- in this young adult thriller. With a glossary of Kiswahaili words and a strong sense of both the culture and landscapes of East Africa.
African Wildlife Trivia
by Dawid van Lill
Full of facts and fun, this primer on the insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds of Africa contains eye-catching illustrations and information on African geography--a great introduction for kids and their parents.
East Africa Wildlife
by James Kavanagh
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features the creatures often seen in the legendary Serengeti and Maasai Mara reserves and beyond.
Folktales from Africa
by Dianne Stewart
A beautifully illustrated collection of African tales that not only provide insight into their native countries, but also into the human condition. The insightful retellings by award-winning South African writer Dianne Stewart are accompanied by illustrations by Marjorie van Heerden. Written for ages 8-12.
Lonely Planet Swahili Phrasebook
by Lonely Planet
A pocket phrasebook, dictionary and language guide for the traveler to East Africa.
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
by Jonathan Kingdon
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. The guide includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
Out of Africa
by Isak Dinesen
The perennially best-selling tale of a naive young woman who leaves Denmark for East Africa, Dinesen's (AKA Karen Blixen) autobiography draws us into life on a struggling coffee plantation. It's a moving story inspired by a love for Kenya and its people. Includes the novella Shadows on the Grass.
Tanzania Map
by Nelles
A double-sided map with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.

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