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Safaris for the Over-50 traveler: Dispelling the Myths

August 28, 2013
An elephant in the Masai Mara, Kenya

For many, the lifelong dream of an African safari gets delayed until our 40s, 50s or beyond, because of the time and expense involved. Ironically, when we’ve finally got the ways and means to take a safari, we may be hesitant because of age-related concerns.

With thoughtful planning, however, most midlife travelers can enjoy a memorable experience that more than satisfies their needs, interests and budgets.

“As long as they know what to expect, no one is too old for a safari,” says Philip Rono, a gold-level guide with Micato Safaris who once guided an 87-year-old with a large extended family.

Read my article African Safari: The Ultimate Boomer vacation on the PBS Next Avenue website for “grownups” that dispels seven common myths that get in the way of people embarking on this life-changing experience.

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