Join University of Delaware students on a 26-day guided safari in Tanzania during January 2011.
HI!!!! THANK YOU! One of the most beautiful sights seen in the last few weeks! Everyone-What a spectacular group and backdrop :) You all look soooo incredibly happy. It really shows. Dana, my love, you look terrific and happy and thrilled. I'm sure it's everything you'd dreamed it would be and I can't wait for you to share every moment with us. Can't wait to read about your next destination. Love, Mama <3
Love the UD banner! Who would have thought that dozens of Blue Hens were on the list of birds to watch out for? :)
You guys all look like you are having a wonderful time! And it isn't raining! Griff, you look great! Thanks for taking the picture so we can see that you are all thriving well! Continue to be safe and ENJOY! Sue Lotz
Yeah - a Lizzie sighting. So glad to see you, and smiling too. The group looks great, and all look happy and well. Thanks for the group photo.Dad
Wonderful to see your smiling faces. What a beautiful place to be camping out for the night. Jas - hope you are enjoying the stars. Stay dry and safe!
kitty kat kate: Yeah! Momma love seeing her girl. especially so happy. i know your having the time of your life. Wondering if you were one of the students sleeping under the stars? miss ya Have all my friends & alot of family following the posts.
Sweet Jesus! finally the long awaited group photo!!! you all look awesome. Sam the smile on your face tells it all....I am so glad to be sharing this experience through you all....continue to enjoy every minute of it ...much love from me to you Sam...xox annmarie
WOW! The pic of the vast valley floor was incredible, I can't wait to see all of the pictures up close and laaaarge. It also sounds like working with the Hadza has been a lot of fun. Great picture of the group, we can now tell everyone...yes, Camille is in Africa!Love, mom and Riley
What a great picture of the group. I think I recognize Camille. Not sure with that wild hairdo. But I guess that's what happens when you basically live in a tent.
7 mile hike, wow! You guys look like everyone is in great shape. Hi to everyone. We liked your photo from atop your Rock, Lizzy. We're very glad you're there. Dad & Mom Baxter
YAY a Kaitlyn B Sighting !!!! SO happy !!Thanks for the group pic FINALLY :)Everyone looks so great!Aunt Cyn
THANK YOU LORD and THANK YOU JON! You made our day with this glorious picture of the group.Your smiles tell the whole story. Sam,I hope you slept out under the stars and took in the countryside as you awoke,it looks fabulous.I'm so happy to see your little face, you look wonderful. Hope your feet are holding up after that 7 mile hike.Continue to enjoy your journey. Miss you LOTS.Love You More.xoxo Mom
Kelsey says........Hey poop head don't lose any legs. Love you.
Jon, shine on you crazy diamond!!!Love D@D
Bet you're feet don't smell like vanilla!
You all look no worse for the wear....Alex it is so good to see your smiling face!!!! Love you!
Elizabeth- Yea, great to see you and all your Zani mates! Everybody looks wonderful! The seven mile hike had to be something - by the time you get back you will surely give Dad a run for his money! can't help but take awesome pictures - can't wait to see you and see and hear about it all. The Rudkin spirit is over the top! Love you, Momma
I spy with my little eye...VIRGINIA HALL! hi! you all look like you having a blast in a glass! its so gorgeous there! We here in the natural habitat of Delaware are jealous. nuff said. LOVE YOU! xoxoxoxoxox <3L-Dawg
Hi to My Lizzie!!!!So happy to see your smiling face!!!! You look like you are having the the time of your life!!! Have fun sleeping under the stars-I just hope that the rock is comfortable!!! LOL Continue to enjoy every minute!!!XOXOXOXOMom and Mocha
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wow... it is great to see those gums.... u are smiling mighty hard joy lol :) im glad u are sooooo happy... im glad u didnt let us talk u out of it... see u soon... and shout out to that 7 mile hike.... smh lol
HEY DANA!!! it is your cousins from Florida, Santito and Mica :) Love You and can't wait to see you in a few months :D
Liz! You and the others seem to be experiencing amazing adventures everyday! I want to join the group!!!!! Enjoy every bit and continue taking beautiful pictures!I am so happy you can live such a beautiful experience!Lots of love!Lesley :)
Thank you soooo much for the group pic! It''s great to see evidence that you're still alive and kicking, Errica! And smiling too!! I can't wait to hear the whole account of your adventures. Until then, stay well, keep slathering on that sunscreen (just in case the sun decides to stay out) and enjoy it all!Love you lots!! Yo Mama ;-P
Yo Jon Stave,What up bro. I've been cookin up some brews for you to try when you get home. I'll be gone to the Great White North, and I'm taking your guitar and maybe your amp with me. If you want it back, come find me. I'll be waiting.Don't forget the Name of the Wind.Punch an elephant for me.Peace bro.
hey liz... so i see your still alive. good work. have fun i guess... =]~//*caroline.
Now that's the view we've been waiting for! The group photo is nice too. Holley it's great to see your smiling face. Glad to see everyone is doing well. Lyl Mom and Dad.
Hey Jaz, Just an update: I finished my class for the internship yesterday. Hardest week of my life. We figured it out and it was the equivalent of a 120 hour work week. I start work tomorrow, and I'm freaking out a little that I have to start the rest of my life now. Wish you were here to freak out to, but I hope you're having a great time and I'll see you in a couple weeks. Hope I've settled in by then. Love you!Austin
Hi Nicole!It's great to see that you're actually in Africa LOL. We've been following the blog and love all the updates and pictures. Hope you're having the time of your life and found your true giraffe family :)Love you lots xoxoxoxo,Dad, Mom, & Bellap.s. I (Britt) typed this for die eltern haha
Soror,I'm glad to see that Tanzania is treating you well :) The photos are awesome, I'm so excited that you got to see elephants! I miss you and your advice via text, especially for recruitment, but I'm glad to see that your second UD adventure is going well!Love you!Bec
a shout out to Grace - you're mom sent us your website and the trip looks spectacular! Thanks to all for the posts and the pictures. Miss you Grace, and we hope to catch up with you at some point when you get back. Love, Stacey & Patrick
Hey Nicole,Looking good in the group photo - it's good to know you haven't been eaten by a lion. That 7 mile hike must have been one good workout haha. Stay safe and enjoy this experience of a lifetime! your favorite sister,Britt
Super Jealous Nicole!Your Best Friend,Mike
Thanks for keeping this blog! I am enjoying the photos and descriptions of everything!
Jas you look like you're having so much fun! I can't wait to hear stories and hug you!!! Miss you babyLove, Erin
Liz, tabasamu yako nzuri ni ajabu tu!Sisi ni fahari ya wewe.Ali, Théo, & Nou Nou
love the photo !Greg L.
Great to see a group photo. Glad to see you are doing well Marissa, all 1cm of you my screen. I don't know how you did a 7 mile hike, apparently up hill most of the way! I think you have had sufficient exercise for both of us this month. But really it sounds like you had a great view at the of your hike, in both the day and at night. Hope you continue to have fun and lots of adventures.Love,Matt (and Shana)P.S. I stopped by the house yesterday and I figured you would want to know, despite the snowy mess last week your Fusion looks pretty nice and clean!
Katherine Marie Pusecker....lookin good and bronzed =) Love, Diannee
Dana!!Looks like you're having tons of fun! I'm glad to see you're still alive! =D Can't wait to hear all about it! aaaah have fun!-Chelsea =PPs. You look real clean ;)PPs. Bring me back a lion cub!
Hi again Liz!!! Love you!! PS I like that your mom commented from "mom and mocha" Well...from me and....no its just me:) Love, your sister, Diana
Hi Joy,Great group picture.Look like everyone is having a good time.Adventure of a lifetime.Continue to learn and enjoy.Love,Dad
Great photo of the UD pride on Pride rock. You all look pretty good for having hiked 7 miles. From the previous picture of the valley you hiked through, it looks like a lot of it was uphill. Glad to see everyone is smiling too. Liz R, glad to see the sunscreen is working!!! Keep on taking great photos and have fun. Love Dad.
Alex,Miss you dearly. Your the best sister I could ever ask for. I hope your haven a memorable experience. can't wait to see you when you get back and hear all about it.Michael
Holley, It was a wonderful surprise to hear your voice. We truly didnt expect to be able to talk to you at all.And great timing too, because i have been jonesing to talk to you since you left!I actually dialed your cell today, lol! It was also reassuring to know that you are doing well and having a great time.I forgot to mention that it snowed again!I got to use my 4 wheel drive and daddy loves the all wheel drive. Hugs and Kisses LYL!!! Mom and Dad
What Holley called home....Jon you're in trouble!!!
Hi Lovey! Dana, it was wonderful hearing your voice this morning! Have fun sleeping in a real bed, wearing clean clothes and a warm shower. Hope you have fun shopping today. Hi to everyone and let Lizzy know her car is great. Started it up a couple of times. Nicole will Text Luke for you today :) Love you and miss you even more now that I heard your happy voice. <3
Hey Dana! My family and I have been following the blog and it seems like you are having so much fun! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures! My mom and I were just reading what your mom said and of course she got soooo excited over the shopping and warm shower part! She says she misses you and hugs and kisses!! I love you and miss you! Love, DaniellePs: Hi to all of Dana's friends!! :)
DANA!!!!! It's Aly! I miss you when you're up north and now you're WAY farther than we all wanted. but I know you're having a blast. If you have the opportunity, try to pick up a little Tanzanian doll for Elena or Sophia. if you cant, make sure u take TONS of pictures so we can check them out. We all love you over here and can't wait to see you again. 6 and a half months left... leave it to u to be the world traveler lolHugs and Kisses from the Matos family in Orlando
Hi Dana, This is Guela & Guelo...We're so excited to be able to say Hi. I hope you're having a great time. we miss you a lot.Hope to see all the pictures you've taken. We'll be all ears when you tell us of all your experiences. Love, Guela & Guelo
Dear Katydid, Thinking about you and hoping you're enjoying all these wonderful experiences. I like the group picture. Prayers for everyone's health and safety. It must be awesome to see the plants, animals, and landscapes in person. It's great how you are getting to spend time with, learning about and interacting with the different groups of people that live there. Love and hugs, Aunt Sherri
Dana,I tried to post a msg yesterday, I don't know what happened. The pictures are great!!!Cant't wait to see you and say hello to all your friends. looks like everyone is having a good time and learning.Love, Daddy
Caitlin, It's incredible to watch you all have this incredible experience! ... And yes, very jealous! Hahaha! This is such an awesome thing that you were able to get involved in! Enjoy and treasure you time there and I can't wait to see you soon!Love ya!!! John HusseyP.S. You all keep updating when you can, everynight I read a new blog entry, for some reason I wake up the next singing the tune to Lion King ... Makes for a happy day! :D
Hey Caitlin, well the first meeting for Smyth is in the books to start the new semester. but... We couldn't really do any of the important stuff without you lol you know like duty, mail, check-in.lol you know all the stuff that I know you are looking forward to coming back to wooohhoooo! get pumped. lol we had icecream and chips, oh soda, and of course I was making a little human figure out of a cup and two lollipops.lol ooooohhh We got about 13 inches of snow last night. School is closed today and the snow is so sick. I want to go slding on a garbage can top.lol So I told everyone to check out your page and stop by I have to send them the link so that they can send you a message. We all miss you buddy, My fragment sentences aren't complete with out the other fragment words. lol. Hey I went to church once this semester. I tried it out and I enjoyed it. I am starting my slow transition back in to it. just wanted to let you know. I saw the message about the big eyes outside the tint, I believe those might be the "hienas"(wilddogs)? not sure if that is how you spell it.lol but hey you are there so you better to know than me. READ CAREFULLY""""". IF THOSE ARE AFRICA'S WILD DOGS, THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY, I REPEAT, THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY. DO NOT, PET THEM, FEED THEM FOOD, OR ANYONE OF YOUR CLASSMATES THAT MIGHT BE GETTING ON YOUR NERVES. THEY BITE. LOL Just a message from the local broadcasting station.lol Ok well, will see you when you get back. luv ya Seeeeeeeeeeeee ya soooooooooooonn!!!.Will