After dedicating a significant amount of time to study so that you can embark on your dream career as a nurse, you might think...
East Africa Safari
Incredible East Africa Safari Tours
Enchanting, exciting, and life-changing, our East Africa adventures offer students and groups the experience of a lifetime. Explore the natural beauty and wildlife of this amazing region with experienced guides, and learn about the cultures and histories of the people who call East Africa home.
We organize adventure treks and educational tours in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Zambia as part of our study-abroad and experiential internship programs. Our programs are designed to give participants an authentic and immersive experience in East Africa, and our team is passionate about sharing the beauty of this region with the world.
Local university faculty, award-winning guides, and IMA experts all play a part to deliver travel experiences that foster cross-cultural competency and develop global perspectives. Our cultural treks include defined, measurable learning outcomes, and are led by local faculty with years of experience in the field and a lifetime of East Africa in their hearts.
We explore historic landmarks and natural wonders — from serene beaches to awe-inspiring mountains — all with a fierce dedication to sustainable travel and ethical, culturally-competent engagement. There are over 200,000 years of human history in East Africa. While it’s impossible to impart such a monumental legacy in just a few weeks, our team of local and international experts firmly embrace the challenge to deliver an unforgettable educational experience.
Top East Africa Safari Destinations
What To Expect
East Africa Safari tours offer a wide and varied range of destinations and experiences. From beach treks to wilderness safaris, we leverage our decades of experience and an in-depth understanding of the region to create travel experiences that are ethical, safe, and truly memorable.
Integrated Travel and Study Abroad Experiences
If you're working toward a career in medicine, International Medical Aid has the offer of a lifetime. Some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth are found in East Africa, where adventure travel is at its finest. With our study-abroad program, you get to experience this magnificent region while honing your skills with top medical professionals.
You shadow doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists, dentists, and more. You'll learn firsthand how healthcare professionals provide care in resource-limited settings and learn what it takes to work effectively under pressure. On top of acquiring compelling pre-med experience, you will help make important impacts on the health and well-being of the local population.
The combination of hands-on healthcare experience, cultural tours, and adventurous safaris is an unbeatable way to spend your gap year, summer break, or semester abroad. With our programs ranging from two weeks to several months, we have the perfect option for you no matter your schedule.
Our healthcare internships abroad are open to doctors, medical residents, medical students, pre-med undergraduates, and nurse practitioners excited to work alongside dedicated medical practitioners in clinics and private and public hospitals. Your time abroad with IMA will include our inspiring travel and adventure excursions, perfectly placed to fit your schedule and interests.
Accommodations and Sustainability
From rustic tent camps to eco-lodges, East Africa has a wide range of accommodations. Where you stay is selected to enhance the significance of your experience and suit your needs and interests.
Our knowledgeable staff is uniquely positioned to offer authentic East Africa Safari tours, and we work hard to ensure you experience the very best of this region's natural environments and rich culture. We carefully select expertly placed accommodations that complement the natural beauty of the area, and our sites promote memorable wildlife viewing and meaningful cultural exchange with local communities.
In Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, we primarily work with eco-lodges that are dedicated to fostering positive connections with their local communities. Eco-lodges also minimize their environmental impact through the use of renewable energy (such as solar and wind), reducing and recycling waste, and carefully conserving water.
IMA's partners take long-term, sustainable approaches to business. We work with those who reflect our organization's approach to community health. This sustainable tourism benefits the local people, the animals, and the environment. When you travel with IMA, you can be confident that your trip is having a positive impact.
"My experience in Kenya was indescribable. From a medical standpoint, I was able to learn, experience and contribute in such a meaningful manner that these memories will remain with me for the rest of my life and professional career. My mentor was a great source of comfort for me while in Kenya. He was always checking..."
Grand Canyon University
“As a medical school applicant, this experience was worthwhile. As a volunteer at Mt. Meru Regional Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, I got a chance to further my medical knowledge all while making a lasting impact within the local community. The doctors were so welcoming and went out of their way to explain unique clinical cases in depth...."
“If you are you looking for a radically different yet incredible experience next summer, stop looking. This is it. Granted that this was my first time in Africa. And the first time I volunteered as a dentist. So the experience would have probably been a memorable one either way. That said, it was not just memorable, it was simply life-changing…”
Felipe de Sande Palma
University of Granada