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Rivers & Rails of Africa Cruise Land Forward

Rivers & Rails of Africa Cruise Land Forward

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: Zambezi Queen
Starts: Cape Town, South Africa on Fri, Sep 03, 2021
Ends: Johannesburg, South Africa on Thu, Sep 16, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Cape Town, 4-night wildlife cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls and 3-night Rovos Rail train journey from Victoria falls to Pretoria

  1. Day 1
    Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to the Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director at the Welcome Reception. (WR)
  2. Day 2
    Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    CAPE TOWN. Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world'''s most stunning routes, taking you 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. Visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking beautiful False Bay. (B,L)
  3. Day 3
    Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    CAPE TOWN. Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands where you'''ll visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A delicious 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. 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)
  4. Day 4
    Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    CAPE TOWN ''' ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' EMBARKATION. Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), where you'''ll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River'''s diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. During the afternoon, you'''ll meet an environmentalist, who'''ll share his insight on Chobe National Park. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    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 buffalo. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Visit a typical African village where you'''ll spend time with the village children as well as its elders. Back on board and following lunch, you'''ll have a choice to take a boat safari, bird watch or fish. Enjoy your last evening aboard with a festive African- themed dinner hosted by your crew. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark your cruise in Kasane. (B)
  9. Day 9
    Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE. During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Later, transfer to Victoria Falls. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon, and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train. (B)
  10. Day 10
    Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    VICTORIA FALLS. A local guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, observing a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks. (B)
  11. Day 11
    Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    VICTORIA FALLS ''' ROVOS RAIL. Enjoy a leisurely morning before touring the town of Victoria Falls and being treated to a home-hosted lunch. Later in the day, head to the Victoria Falls colonial-era rail station where you'''ll board the Rovos Rail. (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    ROVOS RAIL. Start the morning with a safari to the Hwange Game Reserve, Zimbabwe'''s largest national park, boasting a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 different birds. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park'''s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. After your safari, return to the train for a lovely brunch as you travel through the vast landscapes of central Zimbabwe on the way to the border town of Beitbridge. Take in the southern African landscape from the lounge, observation cars or your deluxe suite. (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    ROVOS RAIL. Leave baobab tree country and South Africa'''s northern wilderness as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn, traveling alongside the Magaliesberg Mountains. (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA ''' JOHANNESBURG. Disembark the train in Pretoria where you will be transferred to the airport in Johannesburg for your onward flight home or extend your trip with four nights in Rwanda. (B). Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:00 p.m.

Countries Visited

South Africa, Zimbabwe

Rivers Visited

Chobe

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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 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 and its channels
  • 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 (weather permitting)
  • 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 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 qualifiedguide
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4

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Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

This was the most incredible life experiences! The AmaWaterways Cruise - African Wildlife and Falls exceeded all expectations. The Zambezi Queen cruising on the Chobe River in Namibia with side land safari in Botswana allowed you to see wildlife in their natural habitat and to experience a true African village and understand their lifestyle. The Water Safaris [5] lead by Francis viewed elephants, baboons, crocodiles, hippos, cape buffaloes and others up close. The staff led by Bernard was always there - friendly, helpful and proud of Namibia. The food was outstanding - gourmet quality comparable to first class restaurants anywhere. The Land Safari into Chobe National Park was also excellent viewing elephants really upclose - 5 feet or so. Our next visit was to Victoria Falls, standing at the grand hotel Victoria Falls Hotel. There room was vintage and modern 1920â??s; the food again was outstanding. Two experiences stood out: [1] the visit to the Falls - massive and magnificent and [2] the steam engine ride to Zambia. Then, we visited Jo-burg - an ok experience. Finally, we were off to the Makanyi Lodge and Game Reserve - a totally incredible and peak experience. The Lodge has seven cabins- 2.500 sq.ft. - with living room, bedroom and massive bath including outdoor shower. The food was 5 star, including Kudu tenderloin. During our five safaris, we experiences lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, cape buffaloes, rhinos - black and white, hyenas, and sunsets.


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