East Africa

East Africa 

Your Safari is Ready! 

Burpee is ready to share a new, temporary exhibit!  Travel across the world to the continent of Africa, and land on the Eastern side in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.  As you arrive, you will be greeted by a Maasai tribe. In the Maasai boma, you will watch videos, enter a hand-made traditional mud house, learn language, and tradition.  Your safari tour guide, Sam, will take you through the Serengeti and introduce you to giraffes, lions, a hippo and more!  Interactive sound buttons let you listen in on the safari radio conversation and listen to sounds of the wildlife.  Journey through a village, shop at a market, visit a school, and pause to learn language in an interactive station or listen to a story in Swahili and English. Enjoy modern Tanzanian art. You can even travel to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world! 

Amazing Wildlife to Spot on Exhibit
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Panthera pardus


Their spots, called rosettes, help leopards blend into tree branches and stalk their prey! Unlike Cheetahs, they are great climbers.

Panthera leo

African Lion

The Serengeti is home to about 300 different lion prides. African Lions live in every ecosystem, except rainforests, in groups called prides. In a pride, all the females are related and are the primary hunters.

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Greater Kudu

This distinctive and impressive animal can be found browsing on leaves, grass, roots, and sometimes fruits and tubers. The Greater Kudu is one of the largest of all antelope species in the world!

Hippopotamus amphibius


Hippos are large, semiaquatic mammals. Even though they spend over 15 hours each day in the water, hippos are not great swimmers! Instead hippo use their feet to walk along the muddy bottom.

Immersive Cultural Learning
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female maasai
Beautiful People

Massai Tribe

The Maasai are one of many tribes, living in Tanzania since about 1750 AD. Historically, they are a nomadic tribe, moving from one place to another. As pastoralists, herding their livestock, they often move to provide fresh grass for livestock.

maasai warrior


Revered throughout Africa as fierce warriors, Maasai men face many trials before becoming a warrior. Maasai children grow up in age-sets, which are groups of children in similar age ranges.

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Local Markets

Join us in a local market near Arusha, Tanzania to "shop" for food, clothes, and more!