Discover Africa Cruise (Cape Town to Johannesburg) 2019

Discover Africa Cruise (Cape Town to Johannesburg) 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: Zambezi Queen
Starts: Cape Town, South Africa on Fri, Oct 04, 2019
Ends: Johannesburg, South Africa on Mon, Oct 14, 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Rivers Visited

Chobe

River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Cape Town, 4-night wildlife cruise and 2 nights in Victoria Falls with the option to extend your trip with 2 nights in Johannesburg

Day 1 (Fri, Oct 04, 2019):

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 (Sat, Oct 05, 2019):

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 (Sun, Oct 06, 2019):

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 (Mon, Oct 07, 2019):

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 (Tue, Oct 08, 2019):

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 (Wed, Oct 09, 2019):

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 (Thu, Oct 10, 2019):

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 (Fri, Oct 11, 2019):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. This morning, disembark your cruise in Kasane. (B)

Day 9 (Sat, Oct 12, 2019):

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 10 (Sun, Oct 13, 2019):

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 11 (Mon, Oct 14, 2019):

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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Inclusions

  • 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 at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury 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 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

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Ship Information

Zambezi Queen


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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