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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.
See our Small Group programs.
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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Elizabeth D Ames Oct 09, 2015 at 05:08 PM

I'll be traveling on the Oct. 26 trip, sharing a room with an unknown female, as my friend had to back out for medical reasons. I'd love to hear from anyone else going on this trip. Notes from others have been very helpful, but I haven't seen any comments here about the color of clothing. I've heard from some friends that bright colors or whites are discouraged. Are there any complete no-nos regarding color?
Peter Randazzo Oct 09, 2015 at 05:24 PM

My wife and I are going on the January 25, 2016 trip and are looking forward to it. As for the color of clothing, the first packet we received mentioned that many people wear olive, tan and other neutral colors that reflect the heat that do not bother the animals.
Elizabeth D Ames Oct 09, 2015 at 05:45 PM

Yes, I believe I saw that. But it still doesn't completely answer my question. For instance, my windbraker jacket is either wine colored or pink. Am I expected to get a new wardrobe just to be in all beige, olive or tan?
Peter Randazzo Oct 09, 2015 at 06:25 PM

You make a good point. I would call Road Scholar and ask. They might be able to put you in touch with the Group Leader via email. I know that we went out and purchased new luggage to meet their luggage requirements.

Charles Chromow Oct 01, 2015 at 06:43 PM

My name is Charles Chromow. I am going solo on the Kenya-Tanzania trip from October 5-19. I understand we have a full 6 travelers. I would like to make contact with other travelers through this site if that is possible. If you identiy yourself, perhaps we can exchange emails and get to know each other a bit.

Ann Moffat Sep 22, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Just got back from the trip, 9/7 - 9/21. Wonderful, if a bit dusty as we were traveling at the end of the dry season. No problems with bugs so we had WAY more repellent than we ever used. Sunscreen is a must! All site have laundry available for very reasonable prices. If you take cash (a very good idea) it should be in $1, $5, or $10 bills at the most. All places we went took US currency although you may pay slightly higher prices that way. ($4 vs 300 KS for a drink). The exchange rate is ~ 100 KS to $1. Have extra camera batteries so you can charge one while using the other. Make sure you have the correct adapters for each country. Generators are only on certain hours of the day so plan ahead.
All in all, it was a WONDERFUL trip. Philip Ketter is amazing. He knows everything about the animals, birds, plants, people & history of the countries. He also seems to know someone everywhere we went.
Deb Gaither Sep 25, 2015 at 01:46 PM

What are the correct adapters? I looked online and am confused. It needs to reduce from 220 to 120? ¿¿

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.

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