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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Paula Wright Nov 19, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Is there anyone who is going on this trip in early Feb, going on to Zanzibar after?

Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 09, 2015 at 11:09 AM

If you have been on this trip, can you tell me about the process of getting visas at the airport. would we be better off getting them ahead of time. Did you take antimalarials or yellow fever vaccination?
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 09, 2015 at 12:48 PM

I got my visa ahead of time, using information from Roads Scholar. It was an easy process. I took the antimalarials, but was exempt from the yellow fever vaccination. Try to find a travel clinic in your area. They will give good advice and information
Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 09, 2015 at 02:36 PM

Many thanks for that info. I will look for a travel clinic.
Ben & Cindy Boldt Nov 09, 2015 at 06:18 PM

My wife and I waited (to get our visas) and it was also easy enough. Clearing Immigration, whether with a visa beforehand or buying one there, seemed to take nearly the same amount of time and patience was required in either case. If you do buy on arrival the window to do so is to the right (at Kilimanjaro). We also took anti-malarials and would recommend doing so to others. Our health plan covered with our cost being only $5 each and neither of us having any side-effects, so better safe than sorry. Regarding YF, you don't need for Tanzania, but we almost had an issue with my wife who didn't get the vaccination (I had, a couple years ago, for a separate trip). We took a second safari, after TZ, and even though our travel clinic and the CDC website both indicated that TZ was NOT a YF-endemic country, my wife was almost quarantined when entering Botswana (Botswana considers TZ a YF-endemic country). After our safaris I'm sure we'll go back to Africa at some point and I will make sure that both of us have YF vaccinations prior. Just something to consider...
Ben & Cindy Boldt Nov 09, 2015 at 06:20 PM

BTW, have a great trip! I imagine your guide will be Moses, who we loved. Please tell him we said hello!
Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 09, 2015 at 07:16 PM

Thanks, Ben and Cindy. We are really excited about the program and the possibilities. Our first RS trip.

Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 03, 2015 at 07:59 PM

We have just enrolled in the Jan 25 Tanzania program. Any fellow travelers out there?

Shirley Nelsen Oct 09, 2015 at 02:31 PM

How much of the program involves going up and down steps? I have a knee that bothers me when I go up and down too many steps but getting in and out of a vehicle is fine.
Elaine W Oct 12, 2015 at 03:45 PM

I also have a bad knee, but I had very little trouble. There weren't any places with lots of stairs and the walks were generally flat.

Ben & Cindy Boldt Aug 17, 2015 at 01:04 PM

Cindy and I (Ben) are taking the Sep 21 - Oct 3 Tanzania trip (we arrive a day early in Arusha). We are flying on our own as we're making a stop in Rome on the way and taking a second RS trip, to Botswana / Zimbabwe / Zambia, departing in early Oct (with about a week on our own in-between, in Cape Town. We're looking forward to meeting all our fellow adventurers.

Laura Shevlin Aug 05, 2015 at 12:49 AM

I see that at least two of our group are arriving early. Make that two more. We are arriving three days early and will spend that time in Machame near Kilimanjaro. The lodge where we are staying will both pick us up and then deliver us to Arusha on the 18th, hopefully dejetlagged (to coin a word). Phil and Laura Shevlin

Ivan Stubbs May 29, 2015 at 10:45 AM

We are travelling to kilimanjaro a day early from the US on Flight DL 9544 arriving in JRO at 7:40 pm.on Monday August 17th. If anyone else is interested in sharing the shuttle or taxi to the hotel please let me know.

Premium Email Subscriber May 18, 2015 at 05:47 PM

Does anyone know what month is the greatest expectation for seeing concentration of the "big five" and their prey? I just returned from the R.S. wild south africa trip and we saw all of them but few lions and,rhinos and a single leopard and not very active nor in hunting mode.We had an excellent time and were told we would see more on this trip or the Kenya one. Any thoughts?
Jolee Reinke May 18, 2015 at 06:56 PM

If you go on this trip you will see the big five - plus the little 5. The Serengeti is big and the tour is adjusted to take into consideration the weather patterns. The guides will make sure you have every chance to see everything. When i went the animals were in places not usual for the "season" and we still saw all animals in abundance.

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