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Educational African safaris with Road Scholar offer the opportunity to travel in a small group with other adults who want to experience the best of Africa and learn about the history, culture and wildlife along the way. With Road Scholar programs, there’s no need to have a limitless budget in order to enjoy a top-quality African safari with private guide and personalized service. EXPLORE organizes Road Scholar programs in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Madagascar and Ethiopia, visiting many diverse sites along the way. Witness the “Big Five” in national parks and game reserves including: Kruger, Chobe, South Luangwa, Moremi and the Okavango Delta; stand in awe at the majestic Victoria Falls; witness up close the lemurs and other endemic animals in Madagascar; explore the awe-inspiring rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia; take stunning photographs of the fynbos flowers and beaches along the Garden Route and Cape Town; or learn about apartheid history in Johannesburg. Whichever Road Scholar program you choose, an unforgettable, educational experience awaits!

Road Scholar and EXPLORE have teamed up to bring you the world’s best-valued educational journeys to Africa. Participants travel with a small group of fellow adventurers who, like you, want to learn, are well-traveled, and are stimulating companions. A safari to Africa goes beyond the continent’s fantastic wildlife viewing and vast wilderness – the conversations you share with your guides and fellow travelers over a cool sundowner are an equally vital part of the experience. After all, travel is about discovery – not only of landscape, local people and wildlife, but also of yourself and your companions.

EXPLORE, Inc. has partnered with Road Scholar for over a decade to create highly educational experiences for small groups of mature adults throughout the continent. From Zambia to Botswana, Madagascar to South Africa, we work with small, owner-run lodges wherever possible and avoid the “hotel-like” atmosphere that dilutes a genuine African experience. We deliver the “real” Africa and work with the best, most knowledgeable guides.

There are always financial advantages to traveling with your fellow adventurers in a group. Many of our group departures are 50% (or more!) under published rates. Because we hand-craft each itinerary to meet Road Scholar’s high standards, all our trips offer standards that are unparalleled in group travel. So, if Africa is the place you always wanted to visit, but you haven’t quite made it there (or you have been once or twice and, like the rest of us, can’t wait to get back) call us now for details or sign up on the websites below, and start packing!

As our groups are very small, we suggest you sign up now. To discover which programs EXPLORE runs for Road Scholar, please contact EXPLORE at 970.871.0065 or For complete information on Road Scholar’s programs, visit

What is Road Scholar?

Road Scholar is the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. As the nation’s first, and the world’s largest, educational travel organization for older adults, Road Scholar believes that learning is an integral part of life. Since its founding in 1975, more than 4 million adults have participated in the organization’s programs. EXPLORE has worked with Road Scholar/Elderhostel for over a decade; our programs invariably receive the highest accolades by our participants.

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