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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.
Meals: 35 total, 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt; Low Fat.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Sarova Panafric: Nairobi, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Up the hill along Valley road and at the furthest foot of Kenyatta Avenue lies one of Kenya’s most sought-after tourism properties, Sarova Panafric. It is here where colonialism met pan-Africanism creating an exceptional meeting spot for varied world cultures. Sarova Panafric Hotel, boosts of rich & unrivalled history amassed over four decades since inception in 1965. When quests for Africa’s Independence raged in 1960’s, the Sarova Panafric hosted many of Africa nationalists. Sarova Panafric was the center of liberalism. That’s how the befitting name came into being, in the spirits of the Pan African movement. Even Kenya’s first president, H.E, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta had a soft spot for the hotel! He inaugurated it on 5th January 1965. Since then; the hotel has continued to resonate with the best of Africa’s repertoire.

Contact info:
Up the hill on Kenyatta Avenue.
Nairobi., Kenya
phone: +254-20-2720822
web: www.sarovahotels.com/panafric

Room amenities: Each room is uniquely decorated and furnished. Features indluce wireless high-speed Internet access, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers satellite television, tea/coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, digital direct-dial telephone and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Sarova Panafric is home to one of the finest restaurant in town, the “Flame Tree.” The “Pool Garden” restaurant is open for lunch. There is a swimming pool available for all guests.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for additional information.

Ol Tukai Lodge: Amboseli National Park, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Lodge built in the heart of the Amboseli National Park, with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Contact info:
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
phone: +254 456-22058
web: www.oltukailodge.com

Room amenities: Individual terraces.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, pool, library, lounge, meeting room, laundry service, and gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 2 nights
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: The Sweetwaters Tented Camp is situated in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, on the plains of Mt. Kenya. The camp has thirty nine comfortable tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking a water hole.

Contact info:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Laikipia Plains, Kenya
phone: +254202842000
web: www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/

Room amenities: Each tent has its own bathroom with hot and cold running water, and flush toilets. Mosquito nets and hot water bottles are provided at night. Electricity is provided by a 24 hour generator. Tents have private verandahs or balconies with chairs and tables.

Facility amenities: The camp has thirty nine tents, swimming pool, conference room, gift shop, business center with complimentary WiFi, a statelite TV room, a restaurant, a bar overlooking a waterhole (where guests can enjoy some wildlife watching), and a bar and lounge set around a log fire.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Lake Nakuru Lodge: Lake Nakuru National Park, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Lodge located in the Lake Nakuru National Park, with views of the flamingo dotted lake.

Contact info:
No info.
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
phone: +254 202-732965
web: www.lakenakurulodge.org

Room amenities: Mosquito nets, phone, and balcony/terrace.

Facility amenities: Pool, gift shop, laundry services, and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Nyumbu Camp: Masai Mara Reserve, 3 nights
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: An exquisite traditional, eco-friendly camp, tucked in the Wildebeests Migration Plains, where wildlife abounds. Situated in the Ngila Plains at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the camp overlooks a magnificent view of hills and plains. With simple elegance and style, at Nyumbu Camp, you will find unsurpassed peace and tranquility with wildlife abounding at a nearby distance, in addition to an awesome, breathtaking sunset experience.

Contact info:
Kiveni House, Gatundu Close
Off Gatundu Road
Kileleshwa, Kenya
phone: +254-20-4347417
web: www.maasaimara-nyumbu.com

Room amenities: The camp has medium sized, fully insect-proof custom designed tents (13) equipped with proper bed, linen, bedside tables and rugs. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with hot-shower and eco-toilet.

Facility amenities: Nyumbu camp is wild, yet with refined gentle class. Without compromising service standards, the tented camp offers guests an opportunity to get closer to nature in style.

Tents with twin or double beds, All tents with ensuite eco-friendly toilet and verandah, Hot shower system, Solar lights within the tents, Fresh, wholesomes high quality food, Laundry service (at minimum cost), Early morning call with tea or coffee, Telephone and email by arrangement, All weather airstrip 16 miles away.

Laundry service is available at an additional cost; however it is recommended that participants bring enough laundry for the duration of their stay.

Power is supplied through a 24 - hour power supply in the tents through an integrated solar system. There is inverter system off the generator (Batteries can also be charged on this system)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
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2 Flights during the program


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