Discover Africa : 2019 : Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen
3 Nights CAPETOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 Nights VICTORIA FALLS
Experience the beauty and natural wonders of iconic Cape Town; get up close to animals in their natural habitat; and explore one of the "Seven Wonders of the World." Spend three nights in Cape Town, discovering its many treasures with visits to Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain. You also have a choice to visit the renowned Cape Winelands, or tour famous Robben Island. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana and cross the border to Namibia to embark on your Chobe River safari cruise through the wondrous Chobe National Park, home to one of Africa's densest populations of wildlife. Encounter elephants, giraffes, leopards, zebras and buffaloes on excursions by boat and open-air vehicles. Conclude your journey with two nights at the majestic Victoria Falls. You also have the option to extend your trip in Johannesburg, following in the foot-steps of Nelson Mandela.
COUNTRIES: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
At A Glance
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
DINING AND CUISINE
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Day 1 : ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine beaches, Cape Town offers a rich culture and heritage with extraordinary attractions. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director at the Welcome Reception. (WR)
Day 2 : CAPE TOWN
Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world's most stunning routes, taking you southeast along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak. Stop at Cape Point, located in the nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. You'll also visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking False Bay-one of the world's most beautiful bays. (B,L)
Day 3 : CAPE TOWN
You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Take a cableway up to Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas, followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands, which comprises the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl valleys. South African wine is world renowned, and You'll get to visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A sumptuous lunch will be included along the way. Or choose to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. You'll ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch and afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain's summit, followed by a drive through some of the city's diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)
Day 4 : CAPETOWN - KASANE, BOTSWANA - ZAMBEZI QUEEN - EMBARKATION
In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Kasane, Botswana via Johannesburg. Here, You'll be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom, enjoy a late lunch, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)
Day 5 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Embark on an exhilarating, morning boat safari to explore the Chobe River's diverse game viewing. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. During the afternoon, You'll meet an environ- mentalist, who'll share his insight on Chobe National Park and its animals. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog and cape buffaloes. Prides of lions, hyenas and (more rarely) cheetahs could be encountered along the way. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Start the day off with 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 between a boat safari, bird watching or fishing. Spend your last evening aboard with a festive African-themed dinner hosted by your crew-complete with singing and dancing. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
During the early morning, enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a unique double-decker barge, which allows you to venture into the smaller channels on the Botswana side of Chobe National Park. This excursion offers you an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Later in the morning, transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. During the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by a special dinner. (B,D)
Day 9 : VICTORIA FALLS
A local guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. You'll learn about its history, and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. In the evening, embark on a private 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, SOUTH AFRICA
After breakfast, bid adieu to Zimbabwe as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home or extend your trip with two nights in Johannesburg and/or four nights in Rwanda. (B)
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- Cruise Line
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 10 Days
- Cruise Ship
- ms Zambezi Queen
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|Day 1||Cape Town|
|Day 2||Cape Town|
|Day 3||Cape Town|
|Day 5||Zambezi Queen|
|Day 6||Zambezi Queen|
|Day 7||Zambezi Queen|
|Day 8||Victoria Falls|
|Day 9||Victoria Falls|
OPTIONAL JOHANNESBURG POST-EXTENSIONWhy 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.
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change
Intra-Africa Air$1,595 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
Single Supplement40% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA; 100% of twin price for Cat. MS. Please see terms below for details.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed
VisaVisas 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 are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.