The world-famous national parks and reserves of Kenya and Tanzania are full of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet. Spend your summer in this incredible region, learning about approaches to wildlife management and conservation through safari drives, expeditions in the Amboseli-Tsavo and Tarangire-Manyara ecosystems, and conversations with Maasai and other community members.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Water and Wildlife Studies (Kenya) and the Center for Wildlife Management Studies (Tanzania). Both centers are situated amid world-famous national parks. In Kenya, the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro towers over our sprawling, grassy campus, made up of traditional thatched bandas (cabins) and a central chumba (main building), just down the road from the small town of Kimana. In Tanzania, campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia is a short walk away.
- Experience the incredible biodiversity of East Africa: Spend four weeks in both Kenya and Tanzania, living at SFS’ Kilimanjaro Bush Camp and Moyo Hill Camp while observing elephants, lions, giraffes, and more.
- Develop core skills including: GIS, species identification and wildlife census techniques, animal behavior observation, natural resource valuation, basic Swahili language, research design & implementation, data collection & analysis, etc.