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Serengeti National Park, recognized as a World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world and is considered the world’s oldest protected eco-system. Serengeti National Park as we know it today was gazetted in 1951, but a smaller area first received protection in the years 1921-29 by the British to prevent decimation of the lion population from hunting. The park itself is 5,700 square miles, but the more extensive Serengeti eco-system is over 9,600 square miles of protected land from Ngorongoro all the way to Loliondo and Kenya (the smaller Maasai Mara) and including the Maswa Game Reserve on the southern boundary of the park. The Serengeti is the largest national park in Tanzania, with a staggering animal population of almost four million and 523 recorded species of birds!

Tanzania - Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater | 10 days |November 14-23, 2021 | $6,899

Law & Legal Systems Journey to Tanzania - led by Camille deJorna

Day 01: November 14, 2021 - Depart for Tanzania
Depart today from an East Coast gateway city and make your way to Tanzania.

Day 02: November 15 - Arusha, Tanzania
Upon arrival the group will be met and transferred to your local hotel for check in. Relax this evening and settle into your local hotel. 

Mount Meru Hotel is an oasis of tranquility  and blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodations, sparkling water gardens with a beautifully landscaped gardens and a choice of restaurants. Guest rooms have bathtub or walk in shower option, hair drier, bathrobes, and slippers, free Wi-Fi, mini bar (upon request), room service menu and laundry and offer dry cleaning services. Time permitting enjoy their outdoor pool and poolside bar.

Dinner service will be provided on the flight depending on arrival time, but something can be provided at the hotel for those that are hungry.

​Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 03: November 16 - Welcome to Tanzania

Morning orientation and welcome. All travelers will gather this morning with your national guide and receive further information on the program and today’s activities.

Later this morning a speaker will be invited to join the group to provide an overview of the legal system in Tanzania. Discuss issues of common interest such as strategies to promote gender equity in Tanzania; how Tanzania incorporates religious law into the courts; use of paralegals within the legal system; and the interplay between Swahili and English in Tanzania and their application in statutes, codes or judicial decisions.

Enjoy lunch at the hotel this afternoon.

Later this afternoon the group will depart the hotel and enjoy a driving tour of the city to familiarize yourself with the area. Arusha is one of the largest cities in Tanzania and the hub of both the safari industry and international meetings. Arusha is the “center of Africa” as it is equidistant from Cairo and Cape Town. Due to Arusha’s central location and the peaceful nature of the country, Arusha has been designated to host many important peace conferences and judicial events. On the tour you will drive by the Court which housed the UN Rwanda Tribunal, visit some of the various neighborhoods of Arusha, and see the open markets.

A welcome dinner will be provided this evening.

Overnight:  Mount  Meru Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: November 17 - Professional Exchange 
After breakfast depart for the East Africa Court of Justice with a guide provided by the Court. EACJ hears cases on violations of the rule of law, one of the fundamental and operational principles set out in the East African Community Treaty in 1999. The court hears cases from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. Discuss the role of the courts in the legal system.

Guest program: This morning accompanying guests will enjoy a guided Kahawa Walking Tour. Visit local coffee farms and their collectives to learn about the stages of coffee-making and learn about the challenge’s local farmers face against the big farms.

The group will enjoy lunch at the Arusha Coffee Lodge and have some time to visit Shanga House. This organization trains the physically and mentally disabled to learn various vocational and craft skills, so they can earn an income and remain in their families rather than living on the streets. The artisans use recycled materials in very creative ways and their workshop and craft shop.

Dinner will be on your own this evening,
Overnight: Mount  Meru Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: November 18 - Professional Exchange
Visit the VOICE Law Firm to meet with the premier litigation firm in Arusha. The firm will share information on the laws of the land and the legal system. Tanzania uses a dual legal system and will talk about how it applies while embracing customary laws and Islamic laws together. Their staff would like to learn about the American legal system, U.S. federal laws, and how we coordinate U.S. state laws and the court system. They can discuss challenges encountered during litigation as well as other difficult situations and how they are tackled including inheritance rights for women.

Guest program: Accompanying guests will spend the day at the Cultural Arts Centre at the University of Makumira. The center is a thriving facility for dancing and music education with both traditional and Tanzanian fusion. Enjoy classes and workshops today to learn about the local culture with their lovely staff. Lunch will be provided and included during your visit.

Lunch will be provided at the university this afternoon.

Visit the African Institute of International Law at Makumira University Campus. AIIL was established by the African Foundation for International Law in close collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. They are an independent education and research institution set up to contribute towards a better knowledge of international law as a means of strengthening international peace and security and promoting friendly relations and cooperation among states. In addition, it is meant to contribute to strengthening the rule of law both domestically and internationally within the African continent. Discuss the structure of legal education and the legal profession.

Staff from the local travel office will join you for dinner tonight at a nearby barbeque. Nyama choma means roasted meats and is a favorite meal featuring beef, chicken and goat.

OvernightMount Meru Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: November 19- Professional Exchange - School Visit
Late this morning, visit the School of St. Jude, a non-governmental organization (NGO) providing a quality education to the most disadvantaged children of Arusha. Visit the Secondary School (Smith Campus) to talk to some of the older students about their career path in law and justice.

Guest program: Guests will have a chance to visit the Cultural Heritage Center this morning which boasts beautiful ebony carvings and one of the largest selections of gemstones in Africa, including tanzanite—a rare, blue-violet stone found only in Tanzania. See and shop for other African art including batiks, masks, jewelry, baskets, and local crafts.

Professionals and guests will head to the primary campus for lunch and time to learn more about this fabulous school. We have arranged for you to ride the school buses home with the students this afternoon, giving you more time to talk with students and see where they live. It is easy to forget that the students at the School of St. Jude come from the poorest areas in the Arusha district, so riding home with them helps to put the value of this education into perspective.

Dinner will be provided at the hotel.​
Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 07: November 20 - Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, leave Arusha for Ngorongoro Crater to experience two days of wonderful wildlife in the bush. Enjoy a scenic drive on a tarmac road traveling through the colorful villages of Mto wa Mbu and Karatu as well as driving up to the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Continue along the eastern rim to Lion’s Paw Camp for a hot lunch and afternoon game drive down in the crater.

Your visit will include drives with your expert guides through the crater. The crater floor provides six distinct habitats: acacia forest, swamp, short grass, long grass, riverine and woodland. Each habitat attracts a variety of animals. There is not enough vegetation or shade to support the large cow and calf herds, but the old males “retire” to the crater for the wonderful swamp grass and acacia forest.

Nestled beneath a quiet grove of red thorn acacia trees, high atop the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater is Lion’s Paw Camp. One of the few tented properties located in the Ngorongoro Crater Area, this camp was carefully selected for its sense of privacy and intimacy with nature, its panoramic views of the Crater Highlands, and its proximity to the crater floor, a mere 10 minutes! Accommodations afford an excellent view of the crater with flush toilets/running water, electricity and the tents are situated on platforms. 

Dinner will be provided today.

Overnight:  Lions Paw Camp  (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: November 21 - Jeep Safari 
After an early breakfast, head back into the crater to continue game drives with your expert guides. Had it not become the world's sixth-largest unbroken caldera, then what is now known as the Ngorongoro Crater could have been a towering volcanic mountain, as high as Kilimanjaro. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed some three million years ago. You might talk to your game drivers about poaching and anti-poaching efforts in Tanzania to protect the animals.

Ngorongoro Crater boasts the highest density of hyena in any location in Africa. It is also known for its diverse bird population and birding. The crater houses animals of all sizes including the big 5 of Africa: buffalo, elephant, rhino, lions and leopards. Don’t forget your camera!

The only animals you will not see in the crater are the impala and giraffe. It is not known why impala do not inhabit the crater, but giraffes are unable to descend the steep grade without lowering their heads which raises their blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Lunch and dinner will be provided today.

Overnight:  Lions Paw Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: November 22 - Departure 

Drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch at the Mount Meru Hotel. You will have access to a day room to rest and relax before your international flight home this evening. Depending on the flight time you can also enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel before heading to the airport.

Early evening transfer to the international airport for your return flight to the U.S.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: November 23 - Arrival in U.S.
Arrive back in the U.S. this morning for your flight home.

The gateway city for your international flight is currently being evaluated and will be finalized closer to travel. 

Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey program is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.

Camille deJorna
Camille is Deputy for Legal and Global Higher Education at the Law School Admission Council. Prior to her current position, deJorna was associate deputy managing director of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the American Bar Association, where she focused primarily on law school accreditation activities. In this role, she managed the law school site-visit process, including the recruiting, assigning, and training of over 200 volunteers per year. She also managed the reviews of foreign programs offered by ABA-approved law schools and the non-JD and LLM programs. Prior to her work at the ABA, she oversaw admission and student affairs offices at Columbia University School of Law, Hofstra University—Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and the University of Iowa College of Law.

deJorna has spoken nationally and internationally on the subject of diversity and inclusion. She was awarded the 2017 Legacy in the Law Award by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago at its National Summit for Black Women Lawyers. She has served as a member of LSAC’s Board of Trustees and as chair of its Minority Affairs (now Diversity) Committee, during which time she developed the Sophomore Institute pipeline program model, now known as the

Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars

(PLUS) Program. deJorna earned

her BA from Sarah Lawrence

College and her JD from New York

University School of Law, where

she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.


Day 01 & 02: November 11-12, 2021 Depart for Tanzania
Depart the U.S. and make your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Arrive on the 13th where you will clear customs and make your way to Arusha to overnight. Dinner will be provided at the Mount Meru Hotel.

Day 03: November 13 - Head to the Serengeti

Depart the Arusha this morning after an early breakfast and head to the domestic airport for your bush flight to the Serengeti. **Bag size and weight will be limited due to the type of aircraft so further guidance will be provided on where to store your luggage in Arusha until your return.**

Your guides will be waiting for you at the airstrip. At this time of the year the huge wildebeest and zebra herds have reached the central and southern Serengeti and are enjoying good grazing before the calving season starts in January.

It is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the world and the site of one of the most breathtaking events in animal kingdom-the migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeest and another 400,000 zebra. The area consists of treeless central plain, Savannah dotted with acacia and granite outcroppings called kopjes, and riverine bush and forest in the north. The park’s
name is derived from the Maasai language siringet which means endless plains.

After checking In at the main park gate to register, you will game drive through the Gol Kopjes with a special permit and arrive at Sametu Camp for a hot lunch. Dinner will be provided at the camp this evening after an afternoon exploring.

​​Day 04: November 14 - Game Drive 
Enjoy a full day of game drives exploring the vast areas of the central Serengeti and attempting to follow the movement of the herds and the activity of the big cats in this area. The central Serengeti has some of the largest prides of lions, leopard and cheetah populations. All meals will be provided today.

The area of the central Serengeti is a location to be enjoyed all year round, because of the large cat populations. Cats do not migrate with the herds, so during the dry season they are actually more actively searching for dwindling food sources. The Serengeti has the largest population of lions (3,200) in all of Africa, primarily due to the abundance of food. 

Day 5: November 15 - Fly back to Arusha
After breakfast, enjoy one last game drive as you travel to the Seronera airstrip to fly back to Arusha. The short flight leaves late this morning with arrival around noon at the Arusha Domestic Airport, depending upon other possible bush stops.

Continue to the hotel where you will have time to enjoy the property and relax by the pool while you wait for the rest of the group to join. Lunch will be provided this afternoon at the hotel.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

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Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$2,133.00 USD
Total $6,899.00 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$2,466.00 USD
Total $7,898.00 USD
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Detailed Itinerary

Tanzania has been recognized as unique among African nations in its tolerance for tribal, religious and racial differences. There are more than 132 distinct tribes in Tanzania and they are considered of equal value, without any tribe receiving favoritism. Tanzanians have learned the value of respecting differences and living in peace. ​ You'll engage in meaningful interaction and collaboration with your counterparts in Tanzania, including representatives from the East Africa Court of Justice; litigators from the VOICE Law Firm, the premier litigation firm in Arusha; and with faculty at the African Institute of International Law at Makumira University Campus, established in close collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. Discuss issues of common interest including environmental issues, dispute resolution and inheritance rights for women. Spend time at the School of St. Jude, a non-governmental organization (NGO) providing innovative educational services to the most disadvantaged children of Arusha. Take part in various school activities including a visit with older students looking into a career path in law and justice. You will also have a unique opportunity to ride the school buses home with students.  Enjoy a fun barbeque dinner with some locals! Your journey also includes an open vehicle 2 day safari in Ngorongoro Crater staying at the Lions Paw Camp where frequent visitors include elephants, rhinos, lions, wildebeest and zebra. Imagine the photos you’ll take and memories you’ll make – please join us!​​

**PRE PROGRAM EXTENSION: 3 day Serengeti Safari**

The camp is located in the east central Serengeti and an ideal location for this time of year. The herds have just returned from the northern and western areas of the Serengeti and they are moving freely in the vast central Serengeti plains. The female wildebeest are pregnant but won’t be ready to drop their calves until the middle of January. The big herds will be moving for grass and water and following rain clouds. If you enjoy stargazing it is one of the most incredibly beautiful areas to see the vastness of the night sky with civilization being so far away so there is absolutely zero light pollution to interrupt your view.

Lions Paw Camp

IncludedNot Included
Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation

Costs to obtain a passport

Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

International airfare (from designated US gateway city)

Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city

All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)

Accommodations in four to five star hotels

24/7 professional English speaking guide

Individual departure taxes (where applicable)

Fees for all services, most tips and taxes

Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details

Travel insurance

Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary

10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country

Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession

Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession

24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support

Partnerships in every country to which we travel

What's Included


Gran Melia Arusha

Tanzania: Serengeti National Park| 3 days|  November 11-15, 2021 | $2,599

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Inclusions: Meals, activities and accommodations as noted, flights to and from the Serengeti (bag fees may be additional for
overweight bags). All game drives with private vehicles, guide and bottled water, soft drinks and snacks, plus bottled water at Sametu Camp. Porterage is also included for baggage handling in Arusha.

Not Included: Alcoholic beverages at the camp and tips to your safari guide ($60 recommended per person) and camp staff ($40
recommended per person into tip box at camp). Beverages are extra at dinner at the Gran Melia Arusha as well.