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Highlights
  • Sail to 10 Seychelles islands by motor yacht, discovering giant tortoise colonies, lush palm forests and beautiful reefs.
  • Learn how young elephants are prepared to return to the wild at an elephant orphanage in Kenya.
  • Spend three nights at a luxury safari camp and search the Maasai Mara for lions and cheetahs.

Experience two incredible environments in one extraordinary learning adventure. First, board a motor yacht to discover the Seychelles, an island chain of giant tortoise colonies, sugar-sand beaches, lush primordial forests and a marine world that beckons snorkelers just below turquoise waters. Then fly to Kenya to get close to elephant calves, spot “big cats” on game drives, discover the rituals of Maasai warriors and walk in the footsteps of Karen Blixen, who captured her life in Kenya so vividly in “Out of Africa.”

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An Epic Adventure: Karen Blixen’s Kenya and Islands of the Seychelles by Yacht

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Road Scholar Owes My Mom A Huge Apology and Refund. Highly advise AGAINST using them. May 2018

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Let me preface this story with some background about myself: I backpacked through most of Europe by myself when I was studying abroad in Ireland. I suffered through horrendous bus rides, getting kicked out of seats on trains, sleeping in questionable hostels, and going weeks without being able to really do laundry. I know how crappy it can be to actually get from one place to another, and how worth it is to suffer through all of that just to lay eyes on something magnificent.

And yet, Road Scholar has, without a doubt, managed to give me the single worst travel experience I've ever had in my entire life, and we didn't even make it off the ground. I would never, ever, EVER recommend them to anyone looking to go anywhere, and as far as I'm concerned, Road Scholar needs to seriously reconsider their travel-making procedures and give my mother a huge apology and refund. (Also, I'm only in my twenties, so I have a lot of years ahead of me to make referrals.)

It all started with Road Scholar not getting us flights. We claimed our spot on a trip to the Lake region in Northern Italy, but no one ever called us back about any travel arrangements. It appeared we were on the trip IN Italy, but no one had bothered to make any arrangements to get us there. My mother called and left messages, emailed people, and the only response we got was that our flight should be booked at some point in early May (when our trip was set to start on May 22). Road Scholar urges people to book their flights through their preferred travel agency, which is who didn't call us back. Road Scholar, to market themselves as educational tourism rather than shallow "I just want to see things" tourism, partners up with different educational institutions, and ours was through Trinity College. The director of the Italian programs called us asking for our travel information, since she didn't have it yet. Interesting news to us. We were then told that we could make travel arrangements of our own (even though we were paying Road Scholar to do it for us) and then inform the program of our travel plans and how we were getting to our hotel. So we started to investigate making our own plans, when someone finally called us back saying that they were taking care of our travel arrangements, and they "didn't know why we hadn't had them made for us already." The director of the program was happy to hear this, because the Lake region of Italy is not as easily accessible as other areas.

We asked for upgraded seats because my mom has had both of her knees replaced, and while that doesn't inhibit her in the slightest from being active, it limits where she can sit on planes. In a cramped regular economy seat with no leg room on an international flight that was going to last 8-10 hours, she wouldn't have been able to walk off the plane because of how her knees would cramp up. But they said they could make the arrangements (which is also advertised on their website) so that was that. We got our itinerary, accommodations, and were all set. We were booked through United and Lufthansa (neither of which either of us will EVER book through again), so I downloaded the United app onto my iPhone so I could check us in and make sure we had mobile copies of our boarding passes in addition to the paper ones my mom printed out. We were all set to fly from Cincinnati to Washington D.C., from D.C. to Frankfurt, and from Frankfurt down to Verona where we would be meeting up with the group -- which, by the way, we never received any information regarding where the group was meeting, the transportation to the lake resort, etc. Nothing. Just "after you get there" stuff.

Then this morning, I woke up to a notification from United Airlines (and a text message alert that I had set up) saying that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled due to weather. Obviously I'm not blaming Road Scholar for that. What I am holding Road Scholar accountable for is what happened next: my mom called the Emergency Hotline (which is a recording -- and I HIGHLY recommend that they change this, because when I studied abroad, we had two emergency hotlines, both of which were always answered by real human beings, one for anything happening in the United States, and the other for the program, which was a different number for each location and a direct line to one of the program directors on the ground in the country you were actually in). We left a voicemail, someone named Mike called us back, and he was an absolute asshole. When you book your flight through a travel agency/group travel organization, if anything happens to your flight, it is the THEIR responsibility to take care of it. We were told by Road Scholar, and it's available on their website: "When you book your airfare through Road Scholar, we're there to help you in case of any emergencies." When Mike called us back and we told him that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled, he told us that he couldn't look up any other flights (on both United and any other airlines) for us to potentially get on to get to D.C for our transatlantic flight. Instead, he told us to call United ourselves and to go to the airport and talk to the desk agent. I then ended up on the phone (and on hold) the entire drive to the airport, which resulted in nothing because tons of flights had been cancelled due to airline politics and weather. We finally got to the desk agent at the airport, had a hell of a time getting rebooked on another flight, and weren't able to get the upgraded seats that we paid extra money for. When we called Road Scholar and Mike back to ask if during the course of our day when we would be traveling (and unable to make phone calls) he would call Lufthansa to at least make the airline aware of our need for better seating due to my mother's knee replacements, he was unhelpful and rude, at first attempting to refuse calling on our behalf and finally agreeing to, but only after repeatedly telling us "there's no guarantee of those seats" (something we definitely understood because we're not stupid).

Our rebooked flight wasn't set to leave until 7:45 PM tonight, putting us in Verona at 4:05 PM the next day (4 hours after the group transfer to the hotel), so we returned home instead of waiting around the airport for 12 hours. We got on both United and Lufthansa's websites and discovered that not only had our original itineraries not been removed, we had been double booked, one for a flight out of North Carolina to Munich through Delta, and another out of D.C. (the 7:45 PM flight) which had a 23 hour layover in Munich. A call to Road Scholar resulted in us being told that we had to contact the airlines. My mother was on the phone, talking to either United representatives or Lufthansa representatives, from about 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We were told we had reservations but no tickets, told we had tickets but couldn't see the numbers, told there were seats available for us to get upgraded to but we would have to try to get the desk agent in D.C. to arrange that for us, told that there was no guarantee we could get those seats, and more. It was incredible the amount of bureaucratic bullshit we had to put up with, especially since each airline wouldn't take any responsibility for us getting the seats we paid for and on a new flight, telling us "we'd have to talk to the other company about that." We finally called Road Scholar to see if there was anything more they could do, who encountered the same mess we already had, and all they did was eventually advise us to go back to the airport (a 45 minute drive) and talk to the desk agent to see IF they could put us in the upgraded seats -- ones we had already paid for and my mom couldn't make the trip without!

Then when asked how they would be getting us to our destination in the Lake region (which is not an easy place to get to, as I looked up the train and bus schedules myself, because - remember - I have tons of experience at this point traveling on the ground across Europe), they wouldn't outright say what our plans would be, which could've been anything from picking us up in the airport in a car, giving us a damn rental to drive ourselves, or simply paying for tickets and expecting us to haul all our luggage from the airport to the shuttle to the train station in Verona, take the 2+ hour train to a town an hour away from our destination, have to catch a bus to the actual town we were supposed to be in, and then walk the rest of the way there. Seeing what all happened, I would bet it would've been the latter, which isn't a problem for someone like me, but is an issue for someone like my mom.

The moral of the story here is that my mom and I shouldn't have had to be on the phone with anyone other than Road Scholar, PERIOD. Seeing as we paid well over $10,000 for this trip, the minute the flight was cancelled, Road Scholar should've called us to let us know that they would be making other arrangements for us to get to our trip in the Lake region of Italy. THEY should've been the ones on the phone, dealing with the airline bureaucrats, working their hardest to get us any combination of flights to get us to Italy in the seats that we paid for. Or, if it really came down to it, they should've made arrangements for us to be on this trip at another point in time, offered us another excursion in its place, or simply given us a refund. Instead, they didn't want to do the jobs that we paid them to do, and we were the ones that had to take time out of our day, which was already scheduled to be a hectic and stressful time because traveling is simply just that, to do Road Scholar's job. They didn't look out for us one single bit and completely and utterly RUINED what was supposed to have been a wonderful trip for me and my mom.

My mother has an adventurous and curious soul and hasn't gotten to go to Europe the way she always wanted to. Since I graduated college, my mother suggested taking a mother-daughter trip. This was supposed to be incredibly special for the both of us, getting to go somewhere new together (I hadn't explored Northern Italy much and that's where we decided to go), learning about the food and the culture, and bonding over all the amazing things we were going to be able to do. I think my mom was even more excited about this trip than I was, voraciously reading all the required/recommended reading, practicing Italian in her room so she could order correctly at restaurants, not giving up when we hit little bumps in the road along the way. Instead, we have been nothing but doubtful at best in the entire planning of this trip, and deeply disappointed and angered at worst. I will never again recommend Road Scholars to anyone looking to go on group trips. Instead, I will steer people away and recommend that they either find a better travel agency, book the trip themselves, or go through Rick Steve's program.

Road Scholar should issue my mother a refund and an apology or risk being sued.
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Does Not Recommend

They take advantage of the elderly May 2018

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I had high hopes for Road scholar. However, when I was diagnosed with cancer I got no sympathy from Road Scholar. The agents and management kept saying you should have purchased insurance. But the insurance was extremely expensive and would not have covered the cancellation fee either. I ended up attending anyways because I didn't want to lose my money. I felt sick the entire time and could barely complete the activities. The group leader was wonderful. But the program was very strict and I felt that they over charged for everything. They demonstrated shocking behavior for a non profit that is supposed to be all about education and supporting the elderly. Yet they constantly are sending catalogs and pushing expensive programs. I highly recommend taking your money elsewhere. They do not respect their customers and only care about money. They took advantage of a cancer patient and according to the others on my trip this is common.
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Does Not Recommend

A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT August 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 3.0
I would have enjoyed this trip much more if I felt I was being treated as an adult, the educated, enthusiastic traveler that I am.
Unfortunately, I took a fall and broke my arm near the end of the trip. I was shocked at the very insolent, uncaring attitude of Road Scholar. I received two calls from the insurance program my husband was encouraged to pay for for the trip (we usually use Travel Guard who is great). Both calls were very negative. Neither expressed concern about my condition and both apparently had called to state that ROAD SCHOLAR
WOULD NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING! WOW! A WAKEUP CALL FROM HELL. I WILL BE SHOUTING THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS SO NO ONE ELSE
HAS THIS EXPERIENCE. DO NOT PURCHASE ROAD SCHOLAR INSURANCE -- IT IS A BOONDOGGLE!
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LG

Does Not Recommend

Don't go! March 2017

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I took a four day bridge class at Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The class was mediocre. And I came home with over 50 BED BUG BITES! Please beware.

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Recommends

Excellent coverage of major cities and Guizhou Province January 2017

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
Road Scholar (also known as Elderhostel) offers hundreds of tours worldwide, using local tour companies, sometimes universities. I have taken RS tours to Africa, China, and France and look forward to more. This was my first "tour" of China, but my 20th visit, with the rest on business. Our guide, Mei Mei, was one of the finest I've seen on tours. We started with Beijing and continued to Xian and then to Guizhou Province for a week in this fascinating area, which was new to me. We were able to meet the people in the villages, thanks to our guide, and enjoyed the chance to see and photograph such a variety of places in China. Hotels were excellent and appropriate to this type of tour (usually centrally located and very fine). Meals were family style and always good. Road Scholar makes its tours educational and doesn't push shopping as so many commercial ones do. Touring in China is very safe. You do have a lot of walking and RS tells you this in the tour, but it seems that a great deal of the walking is in those huge airports! I recommend Road Scholar and always turn to their catalogs to choose my next trip.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

In Flight

Day 2: Seychelles - <br> Flight to Seychelles

In Flight

Activity note: This program is designed around an Emirates flight schedule and the participants’ date of departure from the US will depend on the flight/air schedule that they choose. Since Emirates schedule is via Dubai, participants who wish to extend their stay in Dubai should contact the program provider for details.

Day 3: Seychelles - Arrival Mahé Island, Program Orientation, Seychelles Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Savoy Resort & Spa

Activity note: Hotel check-in typically begins at 3 p.m. We will store our luggage at the hotel, but our rooms might not be ready upon arrival.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning you will have free time on your own to enjoy the beach, water sports or shopping around the hotel. In the late morning, the group will gather for the Program Orientation. Join your group leader and fellow Road Scholar participants in a welcome and introduction session at the hotel. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Continue with free time to enjoy the hotel surroundings or the beach. Take advantage of the hotel Spa for a massage, sauna or a signature treatment for mind and body.

Dinner: "Welcome to Seychelles" Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Seychelles, City Exploration, Embark MY Pegasus, St. Anne, Seychelles Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and then take part in an exploration of Mahé, including a visit to the Victoria Market. Transfer back to the hotel.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to ship for embarkation between 3:00 or 4:00pm. Welcome cocktail and safety drill. Depart Port Victoria and sail for St. Anne Island, whose calm, clear waters are perfect for a swimming break. It is one of the inner islands in the Seychelles and hosts one of the most important nesting sites for Hawksbill turtles.

Dinner: Welcome dinner onboard.

Evening: Evening free and anchor overnight at St. Anne Island.

Day 5: Seychelles - St. Anne,Curieuse Island visit, Seychelles Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: Onboard the ship.

Morning: Early departure from St. Anne Island to reach the uninhabited island of Curieuse, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises and the unique Coco de Mer palms. Walking excursion on the island.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon free to enjoy beach activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Free time to enjoy the ships amenities. Overnight anchor at Curieuse.

Day 6: Seychelles - Curieuse,Cousin Island,Anse Lazio, Seychelles Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: This morning we sail for Cousin Island for excursion to the Bird Sanctuary. It became the world's first internationally owned reserve when it was purchased by the International Council for the Protection of Birds, now known as Birdlife International. The last remaining population of the Seychelles warblers were saved by this organization.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, considered one of the best beaches in the archipelago. Afternoon free to enjoy beach activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Evening free and at anchor.

Day 7: Aride Nature Reserve, St. Pierre, Baie St. Anne, Praslin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Morning departure for Aride, a nature reserve managed by the Island Conservation Society of Seychelles. Our excursion will take us to the top of the island for fantastic views. Home to the Wright's Gardenia, found nowhere else on earth, we also look for the bird species, such as the Tropical Shearwater, Seychelles Warbler, Lesser Noddy and Roseate Terns.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Arrival to St. Pierre for an afternoon of snorkeling and swimming on this quintessential Seychelles island. We leave St. Pierre for a sunset sail to Baie St. Anne, Praslin.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Creole night on board and overnight at dock.

Day 8: Vallee de Mai Reserve, Praslin, Praslin Felicite, La Digue, Seychelles Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Morning excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Vallée de Mai Preserve, known for the Coco de Mer palms,Vanilla Orchids and endemic species such as the Seychelles Bulbul and the Black Parrot.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon sailing to Felicite for snorkeling on this uninhabited island. Evening sailing to La Digue.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Evening at leisure. Overnight at anchor.

Day 9: Seychelles - La Digue,Moyenne, Seychelles Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: All day excursion in La Digue, the quaint community in the Seychelles where oxcarts and bicycles still outnumber cars. Take a refreshing swim at Anse de Source d’ Argent.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Sail to Moyenne Island, a national park preserved by Brendon Grimshaw, who cared for the island and its giant tortoises for nearly 40 years.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Evening at leisure. Overnight at anchor.

Day 10: Seychelles - Moyenne Island,Mahe,Inter Island Quay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: M/Y Pegasus

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Visit Moyenne Island for your last opportunity to swim in the beautiful waters of the Seychelles.

Lunch: BBQ on the beach.

Afternoon: Afternoon departure to Mahé’s Victoria port. Late afternoon arrival to the Inter Island Quay, Mahé.

Dinner: Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Evening: Evening at leisure and anchor at Mahé.

Day 11: Arrive Victoria, Fly to Nairobi, Orientation

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Sarova Panafric

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Disembark from the ship for early departure. Transfer by coach to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. Your Seychelles group leader will prepare you for check-in and accommpany you at the airport. Upon arrival to Dar es Sallaam you will be met by your Kenya group leader who will accompany you on the flight to Nairobi.

Lunch: Served on board the flight to Nairobi, Kenya.

Afternoon: In transit, flight to Nairobi. After concluding Immigration and Customs procedures, you will transfer to the hotel. Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Before dinner join your group leader for a program orientation for Kenya followed by a lecture. Lecture: "Kenya Today, A Legacy of the Past".

Dinner: At the hotel.

Day 12: Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen House, Giraffe Center

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Sarova Panafric

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, an introductory talk ('Saving Orphaned Elephants, Why Bother?') will prepare us for our morning field trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- Orphan Project. The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, located near Nairobi National Park, raises elephant calves and rhinos orphaned by poaching. The center was established by Daphne Sheldrick, widow of famed Tsavo game warden David Sheldrick. The orphanage is regularly open to the public in the mornings. At that time, visitors get to watch the playful calves being fed, exercised, and bathed. Once the animals are ready to be returned to the wild, they are transported to Tsavo National Park and reintroduced to resident herds.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch, transfer to Karen Blixen's house (now a national museum). The colonial plantation house was the home of Baroness Karen Blixen, who ran a coffee plantation in Kenya from 1914 to 1931. Her struggles and romance with British hunter Finch-Hatton are immortalized in her autobiography, Out of Africa (under the pen name Isak Dinesen). Follow your museum visit with a field trip to Giraffe Center with site lecture. The center was created in 1979 in an effort to save Kenya’s endangered Rothschild Giraffe, indigenous to the Lake Nakuru area. In the late 1970s, only 130 Rothschild Giraffes existed in the wild, displaced by encroaching agriculture. Since its founding, the Giraffe Center has been able to increase the giraffe population by raising and relocating the giraffes to protected wildlife parks and reserves. The center welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy a close encounter with these gentle giants for a unique hands-on learning experience. Return to the hotel.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Day 13: Transfer from Nairobi to Masai Mara , Afternoon Game Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to Nairobi's Wilson Airport to board a flight to the Mara North Conservancy Airstrip.

Lunch: Arrive in the Masai Mara and transfer to the camp, arriving in time for a late lunch.

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon at the camp. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool, do some "armchair game viewing" from your tent veranda, or maybe pamper your tired muscles with a soothing massage treatment.

Dinner: At the camp.

Day 14: Masai Mara, Morning Game Drive, Lectures, Masai Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp

Morning: Early this morning enjoy some coffee/tea and cookies before embarking on a game drive. Big cats will be the focus of this morning's target species game drive. The open savannah grasslands of the Mara is the favorite habitat of the big cats – the lion and the cheetah. Here the cheetahs use their superior speed to run down antelope in a well-rehearsed hunting routine which we might be fortunate to witness. There is a possibility to see a pride of lion gorging on the remains of their successful hunt from the previous night. Return to the camp.

Brunch: Late breakfast at the camp, followed by free time.

Lunch: At the camp.

Afternoon: Free time to rest and relax at the camp. The camp grounds are on the banks of the Mara River, an ideal spot for game viewing. Lecture: "The Rituals and Culture of the Maasai and their Connection to the Land". Field trip to local Maasai Village and site lecture. The Maasai live along the Great Rift Valley in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. These semi-nomadic people are herdsmen who live under a communal land management system. Livestock is still the main source of income and nourishment for the Maasai, though farming and the selling of crafts is increasingly used to supplement their income. The once strong and proud Maasai have lost most of their lands to national parks and reserves. Restricted by government and no longer able to herd freely and access water sources, they are slowly being forced to adapt to modern ways; renouncing long-held traditions in an effort to survive. Return to the camp.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: Gather around the fire to participate in an old-time safari tradition: campfire stories.

Day 15: Masai Mara, Game Drives, Campfire

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp

Breakfast: At the camp.

Morning: Full day of game drives in the Masai Mara Reserve. After you have enjoyed breakfast prepare yourself for the thrill and excitement of amazing wildlife sightings.

Lunch: Within the Masai Mara Reserve.

Afternoon: Continue with game drive activities within the reserve. Late afternoon arrival at the camp.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the camp.

Evening: Cap your busy day with some campfire entertainment and celebrate the end of your East African adventure. Spend your last evening in the Masai Mara with your new Road Scholar friends, finish your packing, or get a good night's sleep in preparation for international departures tomorrow.

Day 16: Program Concludes, Depart to U.S, Nairobi

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Panari Hotel

Activity note: Dayroom only - check out is at 6:00 pm

Breakfast: At the camp.

Morning: Transfer to the Mara airstrip to catch a flight to Nairobi. Arrive in Nairobi in time for lunch.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch, check-into the Panari Hotel for dayroom accommodations. Participants will have the opportunity to rest, shower, and finalize their packing before heading to the airport for evening flights to the U.S. Participants will be accommodated at the Panari Hotel until it is time to depart for the airport (check-out at 6 p.m.). A light snack will be provided at the hotel before transferring participants to the airport. Transfer to the international airport and board flights back to the U.S. This concludes the program. We hope you enjoyed your Road Scholar adventure! When you get home, remember to stay in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network; share memories, pictures, and comments about your recent travels.

Day 17: Program Concludes, Arrive to U.S.

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Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 7,499

Price Per Day:

$ 441 per person
 
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Ship Name

M/Y Pegasus

Meals Included:

13 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 13 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Accomodations

Savoy Resort & Spa: 1 night  Mahe

Offering163 luxurious rooms and suites, the the Savoy Resort & Spa is located on Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles and is a trendsetter in Seychelles hospitality.

 

M/Y Pegasus: 7 nights  New York

The MY Pegasus is a 147.6-foot twin-hulled ship able to accommodate up to 44 guests in 23 comfortable cabins. The ship was built in 1990, completely refitted in 1997, and renovated in the winter of 2009/2010.

 

Sarova Panafric: 2 nights  Nairobi.

Up the hill along Valley road and at the furthest foot of Kenyatta Avenue lies one of Kenya’s most sought-after tourism properties, Sarova Panafric. It is here where colonialism met pan-Africanism creating an exceptional meeting spot for varied world cultures. Sarova Panafric Hotel, boosts of rich & unrivalled history amassed over four decades since inception in 1965. When quests for Africa’s Independence raged in 1960’s, the Sarova Panafric hosted many of Africa nationalists. Sarova Panafric was the center of liberalism. That’s how the befitting name came into being, in the spirits of the Pan African movement. Even Kenya’s first president, H.E, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta had a soft spot for the hotel! He inaugurated it on 5th January 1965. Since then; the hotel has continued to resonate with the best of Africa’s repertoire.

 

Karen Blixen Camp: 3 nights  Masai Mara

This luxurious eco-friendly camp is strategically located on the edges of the famous Mara River. Its 22 large canvas tents offer elegant and comfortable accommodations with views of the nearby river. A main building, raised on a beautiful wooden deck, houses the restaurant, reception, bar, and gift shop. Authentic reproductions of Karen Blixen's furniture adorn the common areas and provide a sense of being back in time.

 

Panari Hotel: 1 night  Nairobi

The Panari Hotel is the Kenya’s latest state-of-the-art hotel along Mombasa Road. The hotel is conveniently located within five kilometres either from the city centre or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. While at the hotel, customers can get a good view of the Nairobi National Park.

Start City
Seychelles
End City
Nairobi

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