River Cruises/AFRICA

Wildlife & the Falls

13-DAYS

3 NIGHTS JOHANNESBURG, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS, 2 NIGHTS JOHANNESBURG, 3 NIGHTS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Your journey begins with a one night-night stay in cosmopolitan Johannesburg. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. After exploring the Chobe region and National Park, head off to Victoria Falls for two nights, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Fly back to Johannesburg for two nights and visit the township of Soweto and learn about its past struggles and the rise of the human spirit. Then take a short flight to the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a five-star game lodge, known for some of the best safari viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives and exceptional amenities, service and cuisine.

COUNTRIES: BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE
RIVERS: CHOBE


ITINERARY

Day 1 : ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
After your airport greeting by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to your boutique hotel situated in a park-like setting in the desirable Sandton neighborhood.
Day 2 : JOHANNESBURG – ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION
Transfer to the airport this morning and fly to Kasane, Botswana. Here you will be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats will escort you to board the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the Chobe River. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the river before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the vessel. (B,D)
Day 3 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
This morning embark on a boat safari to explore the Chobe River's spectacular game viewing. Then journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and time to relax on board. Later today, enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a special double decker barge which will allow you to venture into the southern channels. This excursion will offer you an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Join a full day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. Chobe National Park is home to one of the most dense populations of wildlife in Africa. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog and cape buffalo. Prides of lions, hyenas and (more rarely cheetahs) are normally visible along the way. Lunch will be a delicious picnic served up under the trees. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
This morning, enjoy an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture first hand. Spend time with the children of the village as well as its elders and learn about their day-to-day life. After lunch on board, you can choose your afternoon activity including an afternoon safari by boat, bird watching or fishing. Tonight your crew hosts an African themed dinner complete with singing and dancing. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION – VICTORIA FALLS
Transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. Later this evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by a special dinner. (B,D)
Day 7 : VICTORIA FALLS
Join a local guide for a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls, more commonly referred to as the smoke that thunders. The afternoon is free. Relax and enjoy the amenities and grounds of your iconic hotel, walk into town for a little shopping or take an optional outing. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner cruise complete with drinks and tapas, along with music. (B)
Day 8 : VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Before dinner, gather with a Local Expert for an informative discussion on the day to day life of the South African bushmen in the Kalahari Desert followed by a multi-course dinner. (B,D)
Day 9 : JOHANNESBURG
Head out this morning for a fascinating look at Johannesburg and the rich history it has to share, from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto and its unque neighborhoods and the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and explore the colorful neighborhoods. Enjoy a delicious "township" lunch along the way. (B,L)
Day 10 : JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
This morning fly to the Greater Kruger National Park, where you'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. Later, set out on an afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Tonight you will enjoy your first dinner at the lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 11 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Begin your day with an early morning game drive. Your open-air vehicle is the perfect means to explore this private game reserve, located just a stone’s throw from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. The afternoon brings another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa's top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions. (B,L,D)
Day 12 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Enjoy two exhilarating game drives today, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, as well as ample leisure time to relax and enjoy your game lodge accommodations. Tonight, after dining with your fellow travelers, the evening is yours to read, socialize, or simply gaze up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D)
Day 13 : JOHANNESBURG
Early this morning, you'll have your final game-drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home. Please do not schedule onward flight before 4:30 pm. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

INCLUDED FEATURES

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during the cruise and a Tour Director during the land program
  • Game viewing deck with pool
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar

DINING AND CUISINE

  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Regionally inspired cuisine
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
  • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction

LAND PROGRAM

  • 3 nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury Table Moutain view room, including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island followed by lunch
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in an upgraded Stable Wine room, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas
  • 2 nights at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau Suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2017 SAILINGS
CHECK-IN START CITY SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY PRICES
Mar 12JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$10,695
Apr 2JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$11,895
Apr 23JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,095
May 21JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Jun 18JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$11,695
Jul 9JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Jul 23JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Aug 6JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Aug 20JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Sep 3JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Sep 17JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Oct 1JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Oct 15JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,195
Nov 19JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$10,695
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
SBMiddlePrivate BalconyBase Price
SALower & MiddlePrivate Balcony+$249
MSLower & MiddlePrivate Balcony with Sitting Area+$849

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

2018 SAILINGS
CHECK-IN START CITY SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY PRICES
Mar 11JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$11,995
Apr 1JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,295
Apr 22JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,495
May 6JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
May 20JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Jun 3JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Jun 17JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Jul 8JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Jul 22JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Aug 5JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Aug 19JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Sep 2JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Sep 16JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Sep 30JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,695
Oct 14JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,595
Nov 4JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$12,295
Nov 18JohannesburgZambezi QueenJohannesburg$11,995
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
SBMiddlePrivate BalconyBase Price
SALower & MiddlePrivate Balcony+$249
MSLower & MiddlePrivate Balcony with Sitting Area+$849

Terms & Conditions:

    Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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