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15 Days | 14 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Patricia Shapiro Aug 26, 2015 at 03:30 PM

I am 76 years old and I am told that I should not have the Yellow Fever vaccine. Has anyone had the experience of being denied entrance to Tanzania because of having only the waiver? Has anyone had to be vaccinated at the border in order to enter Tanzania despite having a waiver? Thanks, Pat Shapiro
Patricia Shapiro Aug 27, 2015 at 05:18 PM

Peter Sylvester Aug 14, 2015 at 05:10 PM

I'm leaving for Kenya Aug.19th from Washington Dulles. I'm still trying to locate anyone on the same tour.

Michele Brandenburg Aug 14, 2015 at 03:50 PM

There is valet laundry service at some of the camps for a reasonable fee. You can do some laundry by hand when staying more than one night in the same place so time to dry. These options allow
you to fit enough clothes in one suitcase.

Beth Mariluch Aug 14, 2015 at 03:10 PM

I'm all signed up for the January 25th 2016 trip. Anyone else signed up for this trip?
Peter Randazzo Aug 14, 2015 at 03:40 PM

Hi Beth, My wife, Donna, and I are on this trip. We fly out of New York (JFK) on British Airways to London. We then transfer to a flight to Nairobi. We are both looking forward to this. We've been on many Road Scholar trips and find them to be fantastic. Hoping that this one will be as good for better than all the rest.
Beth Mariluch Aug 19, 2015 at 09:36 PM

Hi Peter. I am also flying from JFK to Heathrow. Although, I'll be starting in San Francisco. This is my first trip with Road Scholar and my first trip outside of North America. I'm very excited!
Peter Randazzo Aug 20, 2015 at 05:22 AM

Hi Beth. I think you'll be quite pleased with Road Scholar. I've been on over 30 RS adventures and my wife has been on about a dozen. We've loved them all. As we get closer to the date, they will send you some luggage tags, one for your checked luggage and one for your carryon. It's an easy way to spot fellow travelers. So, let's look for each other at JFK.
Beth Mariluch Aug 20, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Sounds great. See you soon!

Donna Rupp Aug 13, 2015 at 05:24 PM

Is there anyone out there traveling September 14-28? Or do I have the whole place to myself? Hope not.
Pamela Johnson Aug 14, 2015 at 03:52 PM

Deb, I'm going on the 8/31-9/14 trip. I'm 67 and did not have any problem with the yellow fever shot. It was recommended by the CDC.
Peter Sylvester Aug 14, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Pamela, I had a serious talk with my doctor. She and the CDC said the odds of contracting Yellow Fever are slim. There is a place for medical contraindications on the "international Certificate . . " . The doctor wrote I was allergic to eggs. I hope this is helpful. Oh, UNC Health Care had a waiting list, check you health service.

MARK SARO Aug 13, 2015 at 03:50 PM

My wife and I are traveling with another couple on the 9/28-10/12 trip. We are trying to get in touch with anyone who is also on this trip to introduce ourselves ahead of time. This is our first Road Scholar adventure, we are all in our late 50's or early 60's, and are from Colorado, US. We look forward to hearing from you.
Deb Gaither Aug 14, 2015 at 12:48 PM

I'm traveling solo on this trip. It will be my 3rd. Went solo to Costa Rica last September with wonderful fellow travelers. I went for the yellow fever vaccine yesterday but got a certificate from doctor that at age 65 the benefits outweighed the risk of the shot. But I did get 4 others. Yeow! I've sent off for visa. Now fthinking of how to pack 2 weeks' stuff in 1 duffel.
Deb Gaither Aug 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

I meant the risk of yellow fever shot outweighed benefit.
MARK SARO Aug 14, 2015 at 01:38 PM

What were the other 4 shots?
Deb Gaither Aug 14, 2015 at 01:54 PM

I went to the travel clinic at local hospital. Got Hepatitis A, polio booster,
Deb Gaither Aug 14, 2015 at 01:56 PM

Meningitis, & typhoid. Already had the DPT (diptheria, pertussus, tetanus).

MARK SARO Aug 13, 2015 at 03:50 PM

My wife and I are traveling with another couple on the 9/28-10/12 trip. We are trying to get in touch with anyone who is also on this trip to introduce ourselves ahead of time. This is our first Road Scholar adventure, we are all in our late 50's or early 60's, and are from Colorado, US. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ann Moffat Aug 12, 2015 at 08:03 PM

Recommendations on clothing to take? We're planning on a couple pairs of zip-off pants, several short sleeved & 1-2 long sleeved shirts. Too much, not enough??
Also, we have the yellow fever yellow card waiver & were told that should work. Any thoughts?
Peter Randazzo Aug 12, 2015 at 08:36 PM

From what I've read, the temps are fairly constant. The biggest variations deal with the amount of rainfall, in other words, are you going in the rainy or dry season, or in between. We're going in January, which is the drier season. We are taking two pairs of zip off pants, 4 or 5 t-shirts and one fleece shirt , plus a rain parka. That should do it. As for the Yellow Fever, we were told that the WHO only requires one shot for life. However, the CDC still recommends one shot every ten years. We've read that you must show that you've had an up to date vaccination. Apparently they check at the Tanzania border. Since our health insurance pays for the vaccination, we opted for another one. The last one we had was 2002 and we didn't want to take any chances. Hope this helps.
Ann Moffat Aug 12, 2015 at 08:49 PM

OK, clarification. We are going Sept. 7 - 21 this year, so were wondering about clothing for this time of year. Dave is 60 & I am 59 so we have waivers for the yellow fever vaccine. Will this be a problem?
Peter Randazzo Aug 12, 2015 at 09:21 PM

Both countries are pretty close to the Equator and the temps don't vary too much throughout the year. It's the elevation that determines the temps more than anything. You should be OK with what you said you were bringing. Plus most of the lodges supply extra blankets as it gets colder at night. I'm not sure what you mean by "waivers for Yellow Fever" What I've read is that you need the vaccination in order to cross the Tanzania border. I suggest you contact Road Scholar to see what they advise.
Wendy Gustafson Aug 14, 2015 at 12:10 PM

My travel clinic said the waiver is accepted. My husband and I got the shots but my 80 y.o. dad has a waiver only
Wendy Gustafson Aug 14, 2015 at 12:16 PM

We are on the Sept 7-21st trip also. We are 57 & 61
Kathi Erickson Aug 14, 2015 at 02:27 PM

I don't have any knowledge of the acceptability of the Yellow Fever waiver, but they did check for our vaccination cards at the Tanzanian border. At the border crossing a traveller could get the vaccine, but I'd recommend getting it at home where you know the hygiene standards. In regards to clothing, most mornings and at Ngorongoro Crater, I wore a light jacket.
Peter Sylvester Aug 14, 2015 at 05:03 PM

See my comment above.
Ann Moffat Aug 15, 2015 at 06:14 PM

Talked with Molly, trip coordinator. She stated having the waiver card for yellow fever is fine. Since CDC recommends against it for 60 & over, we went with the waivers but got all the other vaccines.

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