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15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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. 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 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; 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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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: 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 contact Travel Services for booking information and availability.

Additional nights after: Request from provider
Pre and post nights are available for program number 18783. Please contact Travel Services for booking information and availability.

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 Serena Safari Lodge: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: This unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, at 2200 m above sea level so could get cold in the rooms and there is no heating, please ask for additional blankets if you are cold. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheater far below.

Contact info:
Crater Rim
Ngorongoro, NA Tanzania
phone: +254 732 123 333
web: www.serenahotels.com/serenangorongoro

Room amenities: •Phone •Private bathroom •Complimentary bottled water •Designer toiletries •Bathrobes •In-room massage available •Hair dryer (on request) •Individually furnished •Individually decorated •In-room childcare (surcharge) •Desk •Cribs/infant beds available

Facility amenities: ¡75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies ¡Rock built dining room and bar with central fire ¡Extensive viewing terraces ¡Game drives into the Crater daily ¡Wedding planning and honeymoon venue ¡Gift shop, business centre, WiFi ¡Tented conference centre ¡Extensive selection of sports and activities ¡Cultural dance and music ¡TV room with satellite TV.

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

Naona Moru Camp: Serengeti National Park, 2 nights
Type: Tents

Description: Although they have modern facilities, all tents are canvas, thus offering a total camping experience under the African Sky. With high quality canvas between your comfortable bed and the sounds of the African night, these camps provide the ideal accommodation for lovers of hte great outdoors, while retaining the coziness of a warm bed, a hot shower, gratifying cuisine and a welcoming team. There is a magical path of lanterns between the tented rooms and the Dining Tent. While there are kerosene lanterns used, you will also observe a mix of solar guide lights and scented beeswax candles to create an enchanting setting to unwind after the day's adventures. Feel free to take pleasure in the library Lounge Tent, enjoy you meals in the Dining Tent, and why not enjoy a sundowner while sitting around the nightly wood fire. For charging electrical equipment, a generator is run in the evenings for the dining and lounge tents (until 10PM only) -- please approach the camp manager for assistance.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 14035
Arusha, Tanzania
phone: +255 732 930833
web: www.nasikiatanzania.com

Room amenities: The tents have netted windows down each side which you can fully open. There are lightweight curtains sewn and hung along each side of the tent for added privacy and to watch as they romantically sway in the breeze. The bathroom area can be accessed directly from the bedroom with a separate doorway - once again to fully open or fully close (both layers of netting and canvas) as you prefer. Once inside, there is a bathroom stand with a ceramic wash basin with running water via stylish taps, a mirror, a supply of natural based bathroom products, and linens. There is also a ceramic, flushing toilet. From the entrance to the bedroom and onto the bathroom, each tent is fitted with an extensive solar lighting system for your convenience. Please consider careful and responsible use of water and lighting when at the camp, to extend accessibility for all.

Facility amenities: Each tent is 12m long by 4m wide made from well known heavy duty safari rip-stop canvas, and is imported from South Africa. The tents are side facing and you are met at the entrance with a patio area with chairs and a table for relaxing in your free time. The front of the tents zip fully open, including a layer of mosquito netting and the rip-stop canvas (it also zips closed completely with both layers). Once you step into the tent into the bedroom area, you will see an arrangement of satisfying furniture like a storage chest (with extra blankets), matting, wardrobe with robes, an umbrella and laundry bag, luggage racks, torch/whistle/camp information folder, bedside tables and beds (depending on room configuration). All the fittings depict colours in natural and tones to adhere to the instrinsic area in which it is located.

Smoking policy: No
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: 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: 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 contact Travel Services for booking information and availability.

Additional nights after: Request from provider
Pre and post nights are available for program number 18783. Please contact Travel Services for booking information and availability.

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.

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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