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IMA Safaris Africa organizes adventure treks and educational tours in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Zambia. Specializing in student and group travel experiences, IMA Safaris integrates unique tours and safari opportunities into study-abroad and experiential internship programs. We also work directly with colleges and universities to organize faculty-led cultural treks with defined and measurable learning outcomes. Partnering with award-winning guides and globally recognized lodges, IMA Safaris creates once-in-lifetime travel experiences that foster cross-cultural competency and develop global perspectives.
What To Expect
East Africa offers 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 are aiming for a career in the medical profession, International Medical Aid has the offer of a lifetime. East Africa is the home of some of the most beautiful and fascinating places in the world that offer adventure tourism at its best. You can combine working with top medical professionals in a variety of fields and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this magnificent region. You will shadow doctors and nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists, dentists and counselors while making an important impact on the health and well-being of the local people.
The program is open to doctors, medical residents, medical students, pre-med undergraduates and nurse practitioners to work alongside dedicated medical practitioners in a variety of private and public hospitals. You will be perfectly placed to include travel and adventure in your time abroad.
Accommodations and Sustainability
East Africa enjoys a huge range of accommodation types, from rustic tent camps to eco-lodges. Our knowledgeable staff works to select lodges that deliver the most authentic safari experiences suited to your individual or group needs. The accommodations we choose are expertly placed to ensure they complement the natural environments, allowing for memorable wildlife viewing and meaningful cultural exchange with local communities.
In Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, we primarily work with eco-lodges that strive to build positive relationships with their local communities. These lodges also minimize their impact on the environment by using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, reducing/recycling waste, and conserving water. Similar to our organization's approach to community health, IMA's partner lodges take a long-term, sustainable approach to business.
Recent Blog Posts
"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