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13 Days | 12 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Beverly from No Fort Myers, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/25/16 - 02/06/16
This program was an amazing adventure. From interacting and meeting the Maasai people to observing animals and getting incredible photographs, the journey was enlightening and satisfying. It exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended.

Edna from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/14/16 - 01/26/16
We went on Tanzania -- the great migration in January. This program more than met our expectations. It was more than just seeing this natural phenomenon or seeing the big five (which we've done on other African trips). It was also learning about the country, the ecology, the environmental challenges, experiencing the cultural contexts, and more! Mosses, our guide, made the experience so enjoyable and unforgettable!

Albert from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/14/16 - 01/26/16
This well-balanced program exceeded my expectations because it provided a healthy range of wildlife viewing experience as well as a sampling of learning opportunities to acquaint visitors with Tanzania, its parks, its indigenous people, and of course, its diverse wildlife, their remarkable habitat, and fascinating dynamics. Combined with an outstanding guide (our guide was Mosses Meleya), the program components complemented each other very well. This program deserves to be on every thinking eco-tourist's bucket list. I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up.

Marge from East Rockaway, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/15 - 10/03/15
Tanzania and the Great Eastern African Migration was the trip of a lifetime - there are no words to adequately express how fabulous it was.

Evan from Bloomfield Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/03/15 - 08/15/15
Just completed trip 3176--Great East African Migration and was blown away by all aspects of the journey. Everything was 1st class down to the flush toilets in the tents. The game viewing (including Big 5, Big 10) was amazing and made all the better by our non-pareil guides/drivers/directors, Lucas and Moses. I can't imagine how it could have been done any better.

Kimberly from Bloomfield Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/03/15 - 08/15/15
Lucas is THE best! If you're interested in an African safari, I suspect this is the lifetime experience you're wanting!!

Sara from Bloomington, IL Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 06/22/15 - 07/04/15
Amazing is the right word for this adventure. Lucas and Moses were wonderful, experienced, and very helpful, leaders. I have wonderful pictures (some thanks to Lucas) and if I hadn't been to Africa previously (another part) I would go back in a heartbeat!

David from New Castle, CO Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/02/15 - 03/14/15
We completely enjoyed the program Tanzania and the Great Migration. There was outstanding leadership by the program guide; the wildlife viewing and photo opportunities exceeded our greatest expectations. The cultural interaction with the Tanzanian people, especially with the Maasai, was a highlight of the trip. The experience at Olduvai Gorge could almost be described as religious. We count this as the best of our 4 excellent trips with Road Scholar. This fulfilled lifelong dreams for us both.

Ruth from Bellaire, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/14 - 09/20/14
This trip exceeded all my expectations. Exceptional tour leader, Lucas, and guides, Severin and Moses, interesting and friendly fellow participants. I was thrilled to see the animals and loved Tanzania.

Rosemarie from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/14 - 09/20/14
What a fantastic trip! Lucas was like a magician when it came to finding the animals and encounters we were looking for. What a treat to watch a pride of lions devouring their kill. Then when their appetites were sated, 6 of them proceeded to park themselves under one of our safari vehicles. This trip was truly amazing!

Victoria from Clinton, NJ Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/08/14 - 09/20/14
The Tanzania safari was a dream come true. Superlatives don't do the country, the people, the animals, and the overall experience justice. Leave your preconceptions behind and open yourself to this wonderful country and all that it has to offer. Pack light, forget the excesses of civilization such as makeup and electric gadgets, and prepare to be amazed! One warning. The dusty, rutted dirt roads that traverse the parks keep them unspoiled but could be difficult for those who have major back or other physical challenges. And bring dust masks and plenty of moisturizer to correct the damage that can be done by the dryness. Take those precautions and go soon!!!

Kathleen from El Paso, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 08/02/14
Imagine checking into your hotel room and realizing that there is a family of elephants or Cape Buffalo less than 100 yards away! Out in the Landcruisers, it seemed like every few minutes our expert guides, Lucas and Moses, found something new for us to see- lions and their cubs, posing zebras, giraffes, many groups of elephants, a couple of cheetahs, a leopard, a black rhino mom and baby, hippos, crocodiles, birds, many antelope species, hundreds of Thomson gazelles and endless lines of wildebeest walking (somewhere) and much more. Words cannot describe how amazing it was to watching sleeping lions several feet away. I felt so sad when it was time to leave all of this, including our guides and fellow travelers. We really bonded throughout this awesome trip. Most of the accommodations are actually in the national parks. Camping has never been like this- huge tents with electric lights, beds, showers, flush toilets, gracious hosts and even a very quiet Massai warrior who gently knocks on you door (or maybe your tent zipper) making a wake up call. Even though it is expected that wildlife will be close by or even walk through the camps (and they did), it felt safe in our tents. Bring your flashlights and head lamps and possibly some earplugs, as it is very dark and the wind can be really noisy at night. You will find it helpful to be flexible, to have a sense of humor and to be able to wake up early and raring to go! Your reward will be a profoundly moving and life-changing experience.

Dawn from Exeter, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 08/02/14
Amazing program, as many reviewers have noted. An interesting side note: many participants in our group - myself included - were recovering from a significant loss (death of a spouse, death of a parent, divorce). It seems not accidental that we chose this particular program, immersing ourselves in a place teeming with life and replete with death, an inescapable affirmation of interdependence and the circle of life. Even though our personal losses were in no way the focus of our conversations, there was something profoundly healing about the trip. Whatever your personal circumstance, it would be impossible to take this trip and not be utterly moved.

Wendy from Felton, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 08/02/14
Not so educational in a "book-learning" sense, but deeply moving and perspective-enlarging, as Africa most probably should be on first experience.

Diana from Moreland Hills, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/23/14 - 07/05/14
I just came back from the Great Eastern Migration in Tanzania. It was the most incredible experience of my life!!!!!! Our guide was the best you could ask for. All the accommodations were better than I had anticipated and the staff at the places we stayed were so friendly and they couldn't do enough for you. Food was really good and I enjoyed trying new things. The game drives were incredible. I learned so much. I would and am recommending this trip to everyone I know. The group was small and we really connected. I still on "cloud 9". Diana

Glenn from North York, ON Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/23/14 - 07/05/14
The program "Tanzania and the Great East Africa Migration" was a wonderful mix of outstanding game drives, dramatic views, and visits to very interesting communities of various sizes and cultures. Accommodations, staff and meals were better than anticipated. The program exceeded our expectations.

Robert from Ferndale, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/03/14 - 02/15/14
My wife and I just returned from the Feb 3-15 trip. We had a wonderful time and we highly recommend it. Lucas and his guide-drivers did a super job of locating birds and mammals and we really enjoyed their knowledge and company. AMAZING sightings - it far exceeded a similar trip I took in 1980 to the same areas. The schedule is well planned out and I could not think of anything to improve on it. This trip emphasized wildlife but also had cultural activities.

Dennis from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/20/14 - 02/01/14
My wife and I went on this trip to see animals in the wild. We did not expect to see as many animals as close as we did. After a couple of days we wouldn't stop for giraffes or elephants as we had seen so many. As it was we'd spend 6-8 hours a day in the Landcruisers and it seemed like we would never go more than 10-15 minutes without stopping to see something too interesting to pass. Visiting a local school, a large town and a Maasai village was a big bonus. Our guide, Lucas and his two drivers Moses and Gerard were all extremely knowledgeable and charming. Every day we would move forward one row of seats until we rotated to the rear seat in the other vehicle. It was a good system. All the accommodations and meals were first class. I would definitely recommend this trip to a friend.

Bruce from Madison, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/20/14 - 02/01/14
The "Great Migration" was a sight to behold. Led by Lucas and his two guides, Moses and Gerald, this was an experience that I will never forget. The knowledge and professionalism that they exhibited while making each of us feel very comfortable, was exceptional. The accommodations and food were excellent. And what we learned, saw and experienced were unmatched.

Renee from Madison, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/20/14 - 02/01/14
If you want to experience the "trip of a lifetime" consider this adventure. I will NEVER look at African wildlife with the same eyes again. Our tour guide, Lucas, and his drivers, Moses and Gerald, were extremely knowledgeable, articulate, generous of spirit and patient. We feel blessed to have had this opportunity to learn so much about the peoples, animals, and culture of this amazing part of the world.

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