You can’t help but get an education when you travel in Africa, but you may learn even more on a trip led by expert guides like the ones from Paramount Safaris.
Our experienced tour leaders provide educational insights into the rich wildlife of Tanzania, the unique history of the island of Zanzibar including Stone Town, and an in-depth look at African cultures like the Masai (pictured on the left).
Paramount Safaris offers multigenerational tours that cater to all ages from grandparents to grand kids. We also offer educational tours aimed at participants age 50 and older. Trips can include a Tanzania safari that stops at game reserves and pays a visit to a Masai village. Or a day hike into an off-the-beaten-path area and learning about the wildlife that inhabits it. Other programs include a wildlife tour of the Serengeti, a natural history safari of Ngorongoro Crater, or a voyage on Lake Manyara to learn about its wildlife. There is fauna and flora to explore on just about every inch of Tanzania. For instance, a Selous trip features bush walks, hands-on visits with elephants, and the chance to meet schoolchildren and teachers in Arusha.
On an educational trip we take the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life, build relationships and learn about the Tanzanian society. We talk about issues facing the country, including human rights, land, health and race relations. The trips often include meetings with activists, healthcare workers and legal-aid representatives, and when possible, personal meetings are arranged to meet other interested groups.
Our tours require participants to walk up to two miles per day which requires a certain level of fitness and ability to move about rough and tumble landscapes, so proper gear and ability are required. Game drives over bumpy, dusty terrain in open safari vehicles can be uncomfortable at times for the very young and old. Driving and walking elevations of up to 5,000 feet may give some people pause due to the elevation.