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SOUTH AFRICA / MAURITIUS / FRANCE / MADAGASCAR / MOZAMBIQUE / TANZANIA

Adventures Afloat: Naturally Amazing: Africa, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean

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Program #21447RJ
24 Days | 23 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.
Start of Program
Dec 13, 2014
Day 2 at 6:00 pm with a program orientation at the hotel, followed by a welcome dinner.
You will be staying at the Metcourt Hotel at Emporers Palace that night.
Location: Johannesburg
Transportation to site: If you purchased your air travel through Road Scholar travel services, and you are arriving on Day 2 of the program, you will be provided with a free transfer from the airport to the hotel. There will be two designated group transfers: The first transfer is for those on flight SA 0204 JFK-JNB, arriving Johannesburg 8:40AM 13 December 2014. *Transfer is scheduled for 9:00AM or whenever all participants arrive. The second transfer is for those on flight LX 0288 ZRH-JNB, arriving Johannesburg 10:25AM 13 December 2014. *Transfer is scheduled for 10:45AM or whenever all participants arrive.

End of Program
Jan 4, 2015
On the morning of day 19 on board the ship in Port Louis
You will be staying at the MV Voyager the night before.
Location: Aboard the MV Voyager
Transportation to site: If you purchased your air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services, you will be provided with a transfer from the ship to the airport on the final day of the program. The group departure transfer is scheduled for all participants departing 03 January 2015 on flights SA 0193 and BA 6398. The transfer is scheduled for approximately 12 noon on day of departure.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: the 3-star Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace offers stylish and comfortable rooms as well as a "group-friendly" experience for corporate, convention and leisure guests. The hotel offers a variety of room configurations and amenities which include LCD flat screen TV, satellite DSTV channels for all languages, tea and coffee stations, secure internet connections, laptop safe, working desk with business-convenient plug points. The hotel's clean and modern façade is complimented by a private and sheltered pool terrace, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, providing guests with food and beverage service throughout the day. Specifications include a comfortable, large ground floor reception area with enough space to accommodate large tour and convention groups with ease. There is also an express-style deli for quick and convenient meals, a business centre with workstations and data connectivity for laptops, boardroom with state of the art facilities, and Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. The hotel also features the F.L.A.G Café and the 21° Cocktail Bar.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Emperors Palace - 64 Jones Road Johannesburg
Kempton Park Gauteng, South Africa
phone: +270119779299
web: www.metcourt.com

Facility amenities: Services: •Air-conditioning •Analogue Internet Dial-Up •Business Panel •Electric Shaver Point (110/220V) •Electronic Laptop Safe •Floating Writing Desk •Hairdryer •Interactive Sony Bravia TV •International Direct Dial Telephone •Local TV/Radio Stations •Modern Ergonomic Furniture •Sattelite TV Channels •Tea/Coffee Stattion •Unique Bathroom Layout

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Pricing based on availability
Contact PD to book additional nights

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


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21 nights of accommodations
60 meals: 21 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
1 Flights during the program

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