Headed to Uganda!

image The first half of the Nkula crew has united with Colin and Mandy, their overseas educators. Grey, Julia, Maddy, Kate, and Hannah are all checking through security right now as… Read More

Karibu Nkula Familia

NKULA F 2014 Helix             Habari Rafiki? Tuna Furaha! Mandy and Colin here! We are hanging out in Portland, Oregon getting ready for our awesome semester with ya’ll! As… Read More

Safari Njema NKULA Crew!

CD_Blog-Header_Nkula Dearest Families, Friends and our Beloved Students, We are sitting here in Dar es Salaam, lamenting the recent departure of our little Nkula family but also celebrating the completion of… Read More


CD_Blog-Header_Nkula As our students are flying through the hemispheres on their way to their next adventures, we wanted to post this last blog written by Savannah on her final day here Read More

Group Departure!!

CD_Blog-Header_Nkula Hello Parents and followers of Carpe Diem NKULA East Africa blog, We just received word from Colin and Avy that the students have departed for their journey back home, with… Read More


After a few nice free days in Iringa filled with shopping and fast internet we were ready to begin our safari. We were all stoked to be going to Ruaha… Read More

A Week to Remember

Habari to everyone back home and all over this beautiful world! This is Mackenzie, typing here in Africa, or, to be more specific, in Iringa cafe in Iringa, Tanzania! We… Read More

Language School!

Habari! Hey everybody how is it going in the states? I’m taking some time to reflect a few weeks back when the NKULA group first got to Tanzania. It was… Read More


Last week our Nkula group drove to Rwanda from Uganda. We immediately felt a difference as the dusty red road turned to smooth pavement over the border. The drive itself… Read More

Canoe Trek

Today we arrived in Rwanda, and I bet you’d like to hear all about this beautiful country.  Well today’s not your lucky day because I’m not here to tell you… Read More

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Our group recently left the Ziwa rhino sanctuary.  Obviously during our week long stay we spent a decent amount of time observing rhinos and other wild game.  I remember the… Read More

Up In The Hills

From the crazy city of Kampala, to the quaint small town of Kabale, it’s safe to say we are getting the best of Uganda. A long bus ride from Kampala… Read More

Birds Eye View

Going Hard in Africa Today the Africa nkula cohort took a trip to a local mosque.  To our surprise the mosque was funded by the well-known dictator Gaddafi.  In a… Read More