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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.
Charles from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/15 - 10/19/15
Our safari from October 5-19, 2015 was a terrific experience, due in no small part to the skill and personality of our guide Philip Keter. Because of his expertise, we saw all the game one would hope – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, etc. – and in various settings. In addition, Philip is a cosmopolitan and informed person – we learned about Kenyan and Tanzanian politics as well. The accommodations were excellent, ranging from safari camps with rooms the size of some New York City studio apartments to luxury lodges such as the Serena at Ngorongoro Crater. The food was fine. And six is a perfect size group to travel with. I would suggest bringing a bathing suit since a mid-day dip into the ample pool at Kilima Safari Camp is a great way to beat the heat.

Mark from Grand Junction, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/28/15 - 10/12/15
This was the time the trip of a lifetime. It's hard to describe a trip like this and do it justice. You will be enlightened in ways you could never imaging. All we can say is go.

Ruth from Grand Rapids, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/14/15 - 09/28/15
The statement in pre tour literature , 'able to walk 2 miles' does not indicate the exhaustion level of this trip.and in fact we never had to walk 2 miles. But we did have to ride 6-8 hours/day over ' African Massage ' roads i.e., wash board/huge pot hole roads the participants in our group were extremely tired . The excitement of the viewing experience did help to negate this feeling somewhat .

Ted from Oak Park, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/09/15 - 09/23/15
This program exceeded our expectations in EVERY way. Our guide, James Mungai, made the trip truly memorable and spectacular. We'd highly recommend this trip! Great guide, wonderful opportunities to see wildlife, great accommodations and food, and a seamless level of organization that made the trip spectacular. Sign up!!!!!!!

Gretchen from Lake Angelus, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/15 - 10/05/15
This was an amazing trip which exceeded my expectations about being able to observe so many different wildlife species in their natural environment. Several of the days involved long hours of travel over unpaved terrain, which some might find challenging, but it was definitely worth it!

Andrew from Clarkston, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/21/15 - 10/05/15
Road Scholar not only brings education into traveling, they also make the overall experience as easy as possible for the participants. This trip definitely exceeded my expectations for seeing and learning about the animals of the Great Migration.

Gwen from Clarkston, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/21/15 - 10/05/15
The animal interactions went way beyond my expectations! The hours in the jeeps on very bumpy, dusty unpaved roads were long, usually 6 - 8 hours per day, and uncomfortable. Because of that, the 4.8 activity rating is legitimate! The number of up close and personal interactions with not just all of the big 5 but also the big 9 made the discomfort a secondary memory.

Hali from The Hills, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/21/15
It was a wonderful trip. We saw the big five, the wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River, thousands of animals grazing on the plain, and the unforgettable vast land under the blue sky during the day and ever changing clouds in the late afternoon. The accommodations and food were very good. Only a few mosquitos around but we did wear bug repellent sprayed cloths. 40% DEET was only used once or twice. Diarrhea is a concern so bringing the appropriate medicine is important. Philip Ketter is an excellent guide that helped us to see everything we expected to see.

Daniel from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/21/15
The game drives were the best part of this adventure but getting there on Tanzanian roads is a challenge. The unpaved roads were potholed, washboard, and rutted. They make for long days driving between sites.

Ann from Verona, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/21/15
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.

Wendy from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/21/15
It was a wonderful experience. Awesome trip!! Guides did their best to make sure we saw all the animals, many of them up close. The accommodations, food and guides were terrifc

Alan from Flushing, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/06/15 - 07/20/15
A wonderful way to see so many animals up close and the daily rhythm of their activities. The land is so beautiful too. Some of these animals may be disappearing in the future, so this is the trip of a lifetime.

Fred from Hastings On Hudson, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/06/15 - 07/20/15
Africa is really an amazing place to experience. On this trip we experienced the animals, the topography, the life of the aboriginal natives, and the feel of the hustle and bustle of town and country life in a modern African country.

Lynn from Winder, GA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 07/13/15 - 07/27/15
Lynn from Winder, GA 07/13/15-07/27/15 You're in good hands with James Kiptoo! He took such good care of us responding to our needs, wishes, and incessant questions with poise and patience. Our driver William took us where the brave dare not go without a single wrong turn and found all the critters we wanted to see..no matter how well hidden! The dusty washboard roads were every bit as rough as advertised, but I was so enthralled with seeing the fabulous animals I didn't care. Go before you get too old and broke down to do it!

Polly from Auburn, GA Number of programs attended: 44
Date attended: 07/13/15 - 07/27/15
This was a very exciting program and had so much to offer. We were able to see so very many animals which to me was very exciting. Also learning about the Maasi people from them was very good and interesting. They were a most welcoming and friendly people and I was amazed at their command of the English language.

Carolyn from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 07/13/15 - 07/27/15
The Kenya & Tanzania Classic Safari program is accurately described in the catalog. Be prepared to see lots of amazing animals, experience the bumpy, dusty roads & enjoy the "tented camps."

Susan from Kingsport, TN Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/13/15 - 07/27/15
Winter in Africa July 13-27, 2015. Here's what I posted on FB the morning after the sun set on our magical experience--see photo. Susan & Tim Pool Kingsport, TN

Cheryl from Evansburg, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/26/15 - 02/09/15
This trip was an epic success! Saw everything we wanted to and then some. Paul was an exceptional guide and made us feel very welcome. Our drivers were excellent as well. Got to experience many different sides of the safari experience (every one worthwhile) - would definitely take this trip all over again.

Janice from Glenview, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/26/15 - 02/09/15
This was an excellent trip that exceeded all my expectations, and fulfilled a life-long dream.........I was not disappointed.........would recommend this trip to anyone, and have!

Mary from Plainwell, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/20/14 - 11/03/14
This was a trip of a lifetime. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is ready for an adventure and loves animals and nature.

Christina from Naples, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/20/14 - 11/03/14
This is the trip to take for a first (and perhaps only-time) safari. Extensive and complete.

marlene from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/20/14 - 11/03/14
Everyone should experience Africa and their people. For first time visitors this is the program to take. Great guide and drivers.

Janice from Arroyo Grande, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/20/14
Great program. Exceeded my expectations.

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