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SOUTH AFRICA / ZAMBIA / BOTSWANA / ZIMBABWE

African Safari: A Close-up on Wildlife

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Program #13938RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Cecilia from Richmond Hill, GA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/29/13 - 11/12/13
This is a delightful trip with many, many birds and animals. However, we did not see Victoria Falls in all its splendor because the falls are dry in October/November when we took our trip. Instead we saw bare rock cliffs as we walked along the trail and pictures of what the falls would have looked like if there had been water.

Nadine from Port Orchard, WA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/07/14 - 02/21/14
I highly recommend this trip, along with the extension to Cape Town. Book the wildlife tour with Benson Siyawareva as your guide. You will be well taken care of, advised in advance of possible issues (i.e., border crossing, etc.), and you will be blown away by his knowledge and heart. You will have MANY "Wow!" moments, including Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, and wildlife viewing. The game lodges are top notch. I arrived a day early to Johannesburg and recommend the red "Hop On Hop Off" two hour bus tour. It gave me a better overview of Jozi. Also, if you take the Cape Town extension, you might enjoy an extra day or two there. The flight to and from CT is grueling (30 travel hours on the return, to Seattle), but worth it. You need the Malaria pills and Yellow Fever shot or a note from your MD saying you are exempted.

Nancy from Davis, WV Number of programs attended: 46
Date attended: 02/07/14 - 02/21/14
This was my 45th Road Scholar program and one of the best. Benson our group leader was fantastic .We had great weather, saw Victoria Falls, numerous animals up close, had informative lectures and unique rooms. Highly recommend this adventure.

Theresa from Port Huron, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/07/14 - 02/21/14
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!!!

Carol from Poland, IN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/29/13 - 11/12/13
This trip was the trip of a lifetime and everything I had hoped for. Safari drives were great because you never knew what you might get to see. It might not be what you expected.

Lynne from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/25/13 - 11/08/13
A truely life changing experience traveling in Africa. The people, culture, sights and sounds were wonderful.

Karen from South Bristol, ME Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/29/13 - 11/12/13
Incredible journey to a land vastly different than ours. We visited 4 African countries, meeting many animals in the wild and learning about different cultures. Lots of different foods and Rooibos tea!

Elizabeth from Palo Alto, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/28/12 - 12/11/12
This was the trip of a lifetime. The landscape, the light, the wildlife, and our phenomenal guide Benson Siyawareva made this an experience I will never forget. I learned more than I expected, saw far more wildlife than I had hoped for, and completely fell in love with Africa. What a dream come true.

Mary from Lake Ozark, MO Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/28/12 - 12/11/12
We had a fantastic time. The lodges were great, the food was great and the best thing was the animals. I was never much interested in bird watching as I couldn't sit for hours to see a few birds. But the birds here were beautiful and we all around us. Benson, our guide, knew them all. His knowledge of birds, animals, and history made this an awesome trip. I loved it all and our group got along so well it was a great time. We spent two extra days in Joburg after the trip and went back to the Apartheid museum and also Constitution Hill (where the old prison is that housed Ghandi, Mandela, etc.) that was an eyeopener and worth going to. I can't say anything bad about this trip except I wish we had more time.

Gary from Eastaboga, AL Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 11/28/12 - 12/11/12
the birds in spring breeding plumage were awsome

Elisabeth from Aptos, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/24/12 - 11/06/12
An absolutely fascinating, exciting, rewarding and thought provoking experience !!!!


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12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 brunches, 9 lunches, 12 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 2(out of 2 required)

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