J-Term Blog: Welcome to the Serengeti!
Nina Werger ’24 Tanzania J-Term Blog #2
Hello again from Tanzania, and welcome to the Serengeti (and the set of “The Lion King”)! We began our two-day safari in Tarangire National Park, leaving bright and early at 5 a.m. to catch the wildlife.
Once inside, we began our African adventure by driving into the terrain and almost immediately seeing antelope, zebras, warthogs, and much more.
As we got farther into the terrain, we spotted lions, elephants, giraffes, and many baby animals.
We stopped for lunch at a picnic site inside the park where there were little monkeys everywhere! They were very cute and would climb on our trucks and tables. They wanted our food so much that they stole our bananas! We learned quickly that they were cute but hungry!
In the afternoon, we visited a local Maasai Tribe that lives in the Serengeti. We learned about their culture, religion, and education system. The Maasai are a very traditional tribe that choose to live their way of life despite not having access to modern culture.
— Nina Werger ’24