One last post to let any inquiring minds know that we all made it safely on to the flight and are en route to Amsterdam and then home!
We said goodbye to Anna Estes, one of the instructors, this morning as she drives to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The rest of us headed into town this morning to finish up shopping for gifts and have lunch before returning to the guesthouse to pack our bags and head to Kilimanjaro International Airport where this adventure began almost three weeks ago. In six hours, we will all be winging our way back home.
We all have lots of stories. It's been an intense few weeks with lots of stretching new experiences. Please be patient with us as we gush about how these experiences have changed us. Be sure to ask lots of questions and I'm sure you'll find that it will be hard to get most of us to stop talking!
Penn State partners with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Tanzania on a number of different initiatives. It was the development of this partnership that inspired Dr. Cavener to develop the Biology of Eco-Health course that we are all now involved in. This morning we made a visit to the NM-AIST to give students an opportunity to see the facilities here and take a tour of the biotechnology labs as well.
Apologies for the days long lapse in posting. Internet connectivity has been patchy up in the Ngorongoro Highlands the past days. We have had a great time visiting an orphan village, a medical clinic, and the Ngorongoro Crater, and we're now on our way back to Arusha, were we'll stay until we depart on the day after tomorrow.
Everyone is in good health and spirits as we finish up the course in the next couple of days and head home to our friends and families.