River Cruises/AFRICA

Rivers & Rails of Africa

13-DAYS

3 NIGHTS CAPE TOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS, 3 NIGHTS ROVOS RAIL
Your African journey begins with a three-night stay in Cape Town where you'll explore the Atlantic Seaboard including the Cape of Good Hope and an African penguin encounter. You'll also take a cableway up Table Mountain and then choose between a wine region tour or a visit to Robben Island that includes a cultural tour of Cape Town's diverse neighborhoods. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana for your four-night Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Then continue with two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world's great and impressive natural wonders. From here, you will join the Rovos Rail. Enjoy a three-night luxurious train journey as you travel through approximately 1,000 miles of breathtaking scenery from Zimbabwe into South Africa.

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. After your airport greeting by an AmaWaterways representative,transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director hosts a Welcome Reception at 6:30 pm. (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 establish 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 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
Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), cross into Namibia and board the Zambezi Queen. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. (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 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 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. 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
Join a local guide for a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls, more commonly referred to as the smoke that thunders. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Relax and enjoy the amenities and grounds of your iconic hotel, walk into town for a little shopping or perhaps take an optional outing. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner cruise complete with drinks and tapas, along with music. (B)
Day 10 : VICTORIA FALLS – ROVOS RAIL
Enjoy a leisurely morning and then tour the local neighborhoods of the town of Victoria Falls. Along the way, stop for a home hosted lunch and learn about the day-to-day lives of the town's residents. Later this afternoon transfer to the Victoria Falls train station. Once onboard, be sure to check out the Lounge and Observation Cars. Dinner is served in the dining car tonight as your train journey begins. (B,L,D)
Day 11 : ROVOS RAIL
An early morning as you disembark for your safari in the Hwange Game Reserve. After returning to the train, enjoy brunch as you journey towards South Africa. Delectable dinner selections are served on board for you to savor tonight. (B,L,D)
Day 12 : ROVOS RAIL
Enter South Africa, your final country during this voyage. Lunch will be served in the dining car as the train travels through baobab tree country, ancient trees that appear to have been uprooted, and put back into the ground upside down. Enjoy your last afternoon on the train as you prepare for your final dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Day 13 : JOHANNESBURG
This morning your train journey comes to a close, but not before you enjoy one last breakfast on board and a final scenic stretch. After your 10:00 am arrival in Pretoria, South Africa you will be transferred to the airport in Johannesburg for your onward flight home. Please do not schedule onward flights before 4:00 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 land 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 at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury Table Mountain 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 Wing 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
  • 3-nights journey on the Rovos Rail luxury train in an upgraded Deluxe Suite
  • All meals and drinks
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified guide
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • All airport transfers

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2017 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 10Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$11,995
Apr 21Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,295
May 5Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
May 19Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Jul 7Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Jul 21Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Aug 4Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Aug 18Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Sep 1Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Sep 15Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Sep 29Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Oct 13Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
SBMiddlePrivate BalconyBase Price
SALower & MiddlePrivate Balcony+$249
MSLower & MiddlePrivate Balcony with Sitting Area+$849

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Intra-Africa Air: $925 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.
  • Visa: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds; Option B: One large bed.

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked

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
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 9Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,095
Apr 20Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,295
May 4Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
May 18Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Jun 1Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Jul 6Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Jul 20Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Aug 3Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Aug 17Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Aug 31Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Sep 14Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Sep 28Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,495
Oct 12Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,395
Nov 2Cape TownJohannesburgZambezi Queen$13,195
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
SBMiddlePrivate BalconyBase Price
SALower & MiddlePrivate Balcony+$249
MSLower & MiddlePrivate Balcony with Sitting Area+$849

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Intra-Africa Air: $925 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.
  • Visa: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds; Option B: One large bed.

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked

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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