They have done similiar service in Bhutan at least three times, but wanted this time to try a new place. Tona, a published historian, is writing a blog to document their experience there, and I invite you to follow along the adventure at Tanzania 2010. I recommend starting with this post: Whys and Wherefores. Then you can catch up chronologically or just pick up snippets.
The other night I caught the last 2/3 of Out of Africa (wow, were Meryl and Robert young!) Obviously I know it will not be like that where they are, but from the movies I've seen, books I've read, and people I've known that have been to, or are from, Africa, it confuses, amazes and fascinates me. I'm thrilled to have this little vicarious experience this summer while in my real life I can barely get three kids out, or back in, the house each day.