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Adventures Afloat: Africa’s West Coast: A Grand Voyage from South Africa to Morocco

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Dawn Vincent Oct 22, 2014 at 03:11 PM

Now everyone who has been in Sierra Leone will have to be quarantined for 21 days! Surely Road Scholar will not go ahead with this trip!


Dawn Vincent Oct 22, 2014 at 03:11 PM

Now everyone who has been in Sierra Leone will have to be quarantined for 21 days! Surely Road Scholar will not go ahead with this trip!


Dawn Vincent Oct 22, 2014 at 03:11 PM

Now everyone who has been in Sierra Leone will have to be quarantined for 21 days! Surely Road Scholar will not go ahead with this trip!


Dawn Vincent Aug 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Wondering if all of the Ebola Virus and Traveler's advisory is going to affect this cruise.
Mazel Pernell Aug 14, 2014 at 01:05 PM

Hi Dawn, I was booked on a trip with a similar itinerary for March 2015 but with another tour company. Last week the tour of the west coast of Africa was cancelled and replaced with back to back tours along the African east coast and nearby island countries. My guess is that Road Scholar will err on the side of caution and cancel their trip as well. I'm also a solo traveler who wants to avoid the single supplement whenever possible so I might be interested in rooming with you. I'll keep my eye on this trip. Let's keep in touch. I'm leaving today for the RS Baltic Capitals Seaside Capitals tour so will probably not check back here until the end of the month.
Dawn Vincent Sep 23, 2014 at 02:45 PM

Not so interested in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, since I've been there. Mozambique, Madagascar and Zanibar might be of interest. Eventually I want to do W. Africa if I stay healthy!
Dawn Vincent Sep 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Just received letter from RS about West Africa, no mention of cancellation. In fact, the itinerary has been changed eliminating an offshore island docking to a third night in Sierra Leone, one of the Ebola hotspots! Well, if it goes I guess I will go with it, over the protests of my family.
Mazel Pernell Sep 26, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I hope all goes well. I'm sure that RS is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of trip participants. If the trip goes, I'd love to get feedback on your experience. Africa's west coast itinerary is still high on my wish list.
Dawn Vincent Sep 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I still think it will be canceled, but I'm not making any other plans for that time period just in case. I'll let you know what happens/


Dawn Vincent May 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

I am now booked for the April 2015 sailing. Would very much like to find a roommate, female, probably over 65, as the single supplement on this trip is rather pricy.


Dawn Vincent Mar 29, 2014 at 02:47 PM

Would really like to do this in 2015, but it isn't listed as yet. Maybe they want to see how the 2014 voyage goes.


Susan Hindle Sep 13, 2013 at 08:45 PM

We're looking for someone who was on the 2013 West Africa Voyage and can give us a brief evaluation of the adventure. We are very interested in doing this trip in April 2014.


Camille Terracciano Mar 11, 2013 at 08:08 PM

The Final Info packet says we should bring waterproof pants. Where does one buy such an article. Are they really necessary?
Helen Sternheim Mar 11, 2013 at 08:20 PM

A sporting goods store, LLBean. I have no idea if you need them.
Judith Hayes Mar 13, 2013 at 01:18 PM

I have waterproof pants from a cruise to Antarctica. Zodiac landings can be wet. Our ship has been used for polar trips in the past. I cannot imagine exploring tropical sites wearing Wellingtons and waterproof pants. I'm bringing Teva's and hope my pants don't get too wet.


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