River Cruises/AFRICA

Discover Africa

10-DAYS

3 NIGHTS CAPETOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS
Your African adventure begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane where you will transfer to the Chobe River to begin your wildlife cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen. You’ll explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Encounter elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, gazelles, zebras and buffalos on excursions by boat or open-air vehicle. Conclude your journey with two nights at legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. You have the option of extending in Johannesburg and reliving the period of Nelson Mandela and the end of the Apartheid era.

COUNTRIES: BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE
RIVERS: CHOBE


ITINERARY

Day 1 : ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine white sand beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with chic restaurants and remarkable sightseeing activities. After your airport greeting by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director hosts a Welcome Reception at 6:30pm. (WR)
Day 2 : CAPE TOWN
Your full day exploration on one of the world's most beautiful drives takes you southeast along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope, first rounded in modern times in 1488 by the Portuguese in their attempt to established trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Also visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African Penguins. Lunch today is fine dining with drinks overlooking False Bay. (B,L)
Day 3 : CAPE TOWN
Choose from two sightseeing options today: The first option is to take a cableway up Table Mountain for spectacular views from the summit. Then head out to the scenic Cape Winelands, which comprises the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl valleys. Visit two renowned vineyards and sample their wines. A sumptuous regional meal lunch will be included along the way. Or you can choose to board a ferry to Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. Your tour will be led by a former inmate before returning back to Cape Town. After lunch, board the cableway to the summit of Table Mountain followed by a drive through some of the city's diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)
Day 4 : CAPE TOWN – ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION
After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), cross the border into Namibia and transfer to the Chobe River, where a private safari boat will transport you to the Zambezi Queen. Late this afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the ship. (B,D)
Day 5 : 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 as well as 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 6 : 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 7 : 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 8 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION – VICTORIA FALLS
Transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Settle into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. This evening travel back in time aboard a historic steam train and jaunt onto the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge. The sweeping views are unforgettable and with five-star service you'll enjoy cocktails and appetizers along the way. Dinner follows at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 9 : VICTORIA FALLS
A local guide will take you on a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls today. You'll learn about its history and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks. (B)
Day 10 : VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, bid adieu to Zimbabwe as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home. Please do not schedule onward flights before 6:30 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 programs
  • 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 in upgraded luxury Table Mountain view rooms at the Cape Grace Hotel, 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 in upgraded Stable Wing rooms at the Victoria Falls Hotel, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with drinks and tapas
  • All airport transfers

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2017 SAILINGS
CHECK-IN START CITY SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY PRICES
Mar 10Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$7,799
Mar 31Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,899
Apr 21Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
May 5Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
May 19Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Jun 2Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Jun 16Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Jul 7Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Jul 21Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Aug 4Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Aug 18Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Sep 1Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Sep 15Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Sep 29Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Oct 13Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,999
Nov 17Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$7,899
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
SBMiddlePrivate BalconyBase Price
SALower & MiddlePrivate Balcony+$249
MSLower & MiddlePrivate Balcony with Sitting Area+$849

Note:

  • OPTIONAL JOHANNESBURG POST-EXTENSION: Why not extend your stay in South Africa with 2 nights in Johannesburg at the deluxe Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa? Your stay includes a discussion with a South African Expert on the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, a special multi-course dinner with South African wines, a full day tour of Soweto that includes a "township" lunch and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Breakfast daily and transfers to/from Johannesburg airport are included. Supplement price per person sharing $1495.
  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Intra-Africa Air: $1,530 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Single Supplement: 40% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA; 100% of twin price for Cat. MS. Please see terms below for details.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed.
  • Visa: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information.

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 9Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,299
Mar 30Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,399
Apr 20Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
May 4Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
May 18Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Jun 1Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Jun 15Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Jul 6Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Jul 20Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Aug 3Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Aug 17Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Aug 31Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Sep 14Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Sep 28Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Oct 12Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,499
Nov 2Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,399
Nov 16Cape TownZambezi QueenJohannesburg$8,399
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
SBMiddlePrivate BalconyBase Price
SALower & MiddlePrivate Balcony+$249
MSLower & MiddlePrivate Balcony with Sitting Area+$849

Note:

  • OPTIONAL JOHANNESBURG POST-EXTENSION: Why not extend your stay in South Africa with 2 nights in Johannesburg at the deluxe Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa? Your stay includes a discussion with a South African Expert on the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, a special multi-course dinner with South African wines, a full day tour of Soweto that includes a "township" lunch and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Breakfast daily and transfers to/from Johannesburg airport are included. Supplement price per person sharing $1495.
  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Intra-Africa Air: $1,530 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Single Supplement: 40% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA; 100% of twin price for Cat. MS. Please see terms below for details.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed.
  • Visa: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information.

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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