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Program #18783RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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: 34 total, 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free.

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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Eka Hotel: Nairobi, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the bustling central business district. The hotel is situated with convenient access to all the city's tourist attractions such as Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, National Museum, Bomas of Kenya, and The Giraffe Centre. In addition, there is easy access to all key Government offices, corporates, diplomatic missions and industries. It also has easy reach to the city's main attractions, eateries and entertainment venues.

Contact info:
Along Mombasa Road
Nairobi, NA Kenya
phone: +254 719 045 000
web: http://www.ekahotel.com/

Room amenities: The room amenities include LCD flat screen TV, complimentary high speed internet ( with Wi-Fi hot spots through the hotel), personal bar, in room safety deposit box, complimentary coffee making facilities, direct dial International telephone. Hair dryers and iron/board available on request. Bathrooms feature separate toilet and shower with a glass-walled with rain shower.

Facility amenities: Dining: Galaxy Restaurant The Galaxy Restaurant overlooks the swimming pool. It is the ideal spot to enjoy well-selected breakfast buffets and all-day à la carte snack dining. Galaxy Bar The Galaxy Bar offers an array of cocktails, wines from all over the world, various liquors and beverages. Favourite bites and snacks to enjoy with the drinks. The Spur Restaurant The internationally acclaimed Spur restaurant is renowned for its selection of succulent steaks, delicious hamburgers, mouthwatering carveries, tasty chicken, seafood, salads and vegetarian meals. Leisure: The hotel offers a gym and an outdoor swimming pool set in lush gardens. Other hotel services include: Laundry and valet services, babysitting (prior arrangement necessary), hotel guests enjoy complimentary parking, guest transport, irons and ironing boards are available on request, business centre services, and concierge services, complimentary Wi-fi hotspots.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Request from provider
Pre and post nights are available for program number 18783. Please check with the provider for final price.

Additional nights after: Request from provider
Pre and post nights are available for program number 18783. Please check with the provider for final price.

Check out time: 11:00 PM
Kilima Safari Camp: Amboseli National Park, 2 nights
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Kilima Safari Camp is a new property spread out on a vast conservation area of 360 acres next to the Kimana gate of Amboseli National Park. The tents have been fitted to offer a premium safari experience and have open views of the camp’s private wildlife water hole and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Contact info:
Kimana Gate
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
phone: +254 724 782826
web: www.madahotels.com/kilima/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents with verandah, nightly turn-down service, private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; telephone, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool, safaris. All meals are buffet-style.

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

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Perched on the very edge, the Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge sits 2,000 feet above the floor of the crater, 7,500 feet above sea level. Large windows, panoramic viewing platforms and terraces provide opportunities to take in the sweeping vistas from almost anywhere within the rustic stone-and-wood structure. Originally built in the late 1960’s, the lodge is one of four built by the Tanzanian Government shortly after independence. As the first lodges built in the national parks, each benefits from being situated in the prime game-viewing locations for that area. The lodges were sold to a private company in 2003 and a multi-million-dollar renovation and upgrade on both common areas and guest rooms is complete.

Contact info:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
phone: +255 27 253 7058
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-ngorongoro-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with crater view, central heat, tea and coffee making facility, in-room safe, and private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; terrace with panoramic crater views, foreign currency exchange, gift shop, library, laundry service, television lounge and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

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

Seronera Wildlife Lodge: Serengeti National Park, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Seronera is the heart of Serengeti National park, directly on the migration route and near an important water source, the Seronera river. The hotel is constructed around the rocky outcroppings of the plains, called ‘kopjes’.

Contact info:
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
phone: +255 28 262 1508
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-seronera-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with private bathroom with shower and bathtub.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; self-service tea and coffee, gift shop, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool and wildlife viewing platform, television room, telephone, safe deposit, internet café, massage therapist, gym and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

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

Speke Bay Lodge: Speke Bay, 1 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometers from the Serengeti National Park, and 125 kilometers north of Mwanza. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile. Embraced by savanna, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma. Since the Lodge is outside but close to the Serengeti National Park, it is the ideal place to start or end your safari, or relax during your travels.

Contact info:
PO Box 953
Mwanza, Tanzania
phone: + N/A
web: http://www.spekebay.com/

Room amenities: All eight bungalows are situated along the shore of the lake. Each bungalow is a separate structure designed to ensure your privacy. The roofs are thatched with a thick layer of grass, providing excellent insulation. The custom-made furniture in solid Mkola wood adds to the warm and elegant atmosphere. An entrance hall gives access to a bathroom and a spacious main room. This room has a sleeping area with a large lockable cupboard (for your clothes and valuables) and a writing table. The sitting area has a huge French window opening on to a bougainvillaea-shaded veranda where your breakfast can be served. Each bungalow has a loft with two twin beds, making them suitable for families with children. The bathroom has a large table with a build-in basin, a spacious shower with hot water and a hygienic wall mounted toilet. All the appliances and fittings are the best on the market. The water system is state of the art, with a large sand filter, UV-treatment, and Ozone-injection. Bottled drinking water is available.

Facility amenities: Three separate round buildings are joined by a large terrace, which overlooks Lake Victoria. There is a well-stocked bar with a good choice of South African wines. The restaurant offers a blend of international and Tanzanian cuisine; and is specialised in fresh fish from the lake and uses vegetables and fruits from the local fields. Your breakfast or lunch can be served on the terrace of your bungalow at any time you wish, or a table will be set for you on the terrace of the restaurant or in the garden. Gift Shop A small, exclusive gift-shop focuses on regional art and handicraft. We buy straight from the artisans. This helps the local economy directly and they are encouraged to find more efficient, and quality-conscious ways to make their products.ent, and quality-conscious ways to make their products. We also sell articles from local women groups, like the Vema Women (Vema is a Swahili word for well being) organised by the Maryknoll Sisters, and the Tupen-dane Centre.

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

Fig Tree Camp: Masai Mara National Reserve, 3 nights
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Fig Tree camp is situated on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Talek River.The Camp is situated on the northern border of the game reserve and its central location makes all areas of the park accessible during game drives.

Contact info:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
phone: +254 20 605 328
web: www.madahotels.com/figtree/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents are on permanent foundations with verandah, overlooking the Talek River and are equipped with two beds, mosquito netting and private bathroom with shower. Hot water bottles are provided each night and wake-up coffee or tea is delivered each morning.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; nightly turn-down service and small swimming pool. Power is supplied by generator from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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

Eka Hotel: Nairobi, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the bustling central business district. The hotel is situated with convenient access to all the city's tourist attractions such as Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, National Museum, Bomas of Kenya, and The Giraffe Centre. In addition, there is easy access to all key Government offices, corporates, diplomatic missions and industries. It also has easy reach to the city's main attractions, eateries and entertainment venues.

Contact info:
Along Mombasa Road
Nairobi, NA Kenya
phone: +254 719 045 000
web: http://www.ekahotel.com/

Room amenities: The room amenities include LCD flat screen TV, complimentary high speed internet ( with Wi-Fi hot spots through the hotel), personal bar, in room safety deposit box, complimentary coffee making facilities, direct dial International telephone. Hair dryers and iron/board available on request. Bathrooms feature separate toilet and shower with a glass-walled with rain shower.

Facility amenities: Dining: Galaxy Restaurant The Galaxy Restaurant overlooks the swimming pool. It is the ideal spot to enjoy well-selected breakfast buffets and all-day à la carte snack dining. Galaxy Bar The Galaxy Bar offers an array of cocktails, wines from all over the world, various liquors and beverages. Favourite bites and snacks to enjoy with the drinks. The Spur Restaurant The internationally acclaimed Spur restaurant is renowned for its selection of succulent steaks, delicious hamburgers, mouthwatering carveries, tasty chicken, seafood, salads and vegetarian meals. Leisure: The hotel offers a gym and an outdoor swimming pool set in lush gardens. Other hotel services include: Laundry and valet services, babysitting (prior arrangement necessary), hotel guests enjoy complimentary parking, guest transport, irons and ironing boards are available on request, business centre services, and concierge services, complimentary Wi-fi hotspots.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Request from provider
Pre and post nights are available for program number 18783. Please check with the provider for final price.

Additional nights after: Request from provider
Pre and post nights are available for program number 18783. Please check with the provider for final price.

Check out time: 11:00 PM


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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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