So long Serengeti!
We’ve had wonderful success in the Serengeti! We saw baby leopards and lions climbing in trees, herds of elephants, a journey (or five!!) of giraffes, hippos and countless others! Likewise, the students have shared some awesome bonding moments! Photos and more updates coming once we’re back in an area with better reception.
Each of the teachers and myself has had a chance to ride with the student groups whether in the morning or afternoon game drives. Simply, there are few dull or quiet moments. Laughter and Kiswahili/English slang fly throughout the day and into the late evening. Even after lights out, whispers of spelling corrections (the children are writing Kiswahili-English notes) and details about their respective home lives can be heard.
We have just departed the Serengeti and are en route to the Ngorongoro Crater where we will complete our game drive adventures. Before driving back to Karatu, we will also stop at a Maasai village (check earlier posts for details about this village ).
While the past several days have certainly been enjoyable for all, the students are really looking forward to their home stays*! Now that each group has had the opportunity to get to know one another and they all seem more comfortable, Tumaini students will introduce their Gould counterparts to life in Tanzania…first hand! *Home stays will be Tuesday and Wednesday nights!
Parents/Friends of Gould students: please also visit the TEC Facebook page for photo updates. Much more to come in the next few days!
Thanks for reading!