Dr. Karin Shapiro

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of African and African American Studies

Jul 29, 2025 to Aug 12, 2025

The Best of Southern Africa

Price: From $11,795 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Karin Shapiro

Immerse yourself in Africa’s magnificent natural and historical wonders on this journey of a lifetime. With this exclusive land and river safari itinerary, explore the rich landscape of four nations in southern Africa while staying in deluxe hotels, at fabulous game reserves, and on an intimate chartered river boat, the Zambezi Queen.  Journey to Cape Town’s Table Mountain and two UNESCO‑inscribed sites: Robben Island and the Cape Floral Region Protected Area.

Dec 8, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023

Cuba & Its People

Price: From $5,395
Duke Leaders: Dr. Karin Shapiro

Timeworn facades splashed with vibrant art, classic cars and rumba beats drifting down cobblestones. Get ready for an unforgettable immersion into Cuba's fascinating history and vivacious culture. Explore the many rich influences of Afro-Cuban heritage in historical or cultural elements emanating from the combination of native African and other cultural elements and manifested in religion, music, language, art, religion, and the arts. Go beyond Havana's striking grandeur to discover the heart of the local people and gain perspective on Cuba's ever-changing landscape.

Jul 31, 2022 to Aug 13, 2022

Africa's Wildlife

Price: From $8,284
Duke Leaders: Dr. Karin Shapiro

Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia.  The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district.  Then spending three nights in a historic hotel near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise and take a game drive in search of the elusive black rhino.  Next is Botswana’s Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night stay featuring sensati