Tours to Kenya and Tanzania reportedly have been proceeding according to schedule in the wake of the Aug. 7 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam -- despite State Department travel warnings on both African nations urging Americans to "limit travel within the country and to exercise caution."
Most tour operators contacted said they were allowing travelers to cancel or postpone trips without penalty but that few had asked to do so.
Park East Tours made minor alterations to Nairobi visits, according to travel agent Eric Gordon. City excursions have been avoiding the area where the attack occurred, and meals that were offered in city restaurants are now provided in the hotel, which is a fenced compound 20 minutes from town.
In Tanzania, visitors usually follow a northern circuit hundreds of miles from Dar es Salaam, which isn't on most tours.
"Tourists were not the target of this terrorist attack," Gordon said. "We have been working in East Africa for 30 years and know relations between Americans and the local population are good."