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Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: Zambezi Queen
Starts: Johannesburg, South Africa on Sun, Mar 14, 2021
Ends: Arusha, Tanzania on Wed, Mar 31, 2021


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Countries Visited

Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Rivers Visited


River Cruise Itinerary

1 night in Johannesburg, 4-night wildlife cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg and 7 nights at luxury safari lodges in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the

Day 1 (Sun, Mar 14, 2021):

ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Fairlawns Hotel.

Day 2 (Mon, Mar 15, 2021):

JOHANNESBURG ''' ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' EMBARKATION. After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana where you'''ll board the elegant Zambezi Queen on the Namibia side of the Chobe River. Settle into to your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Day 3 (Tue, Mar 16, 2021):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari. Return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Wed, Mar 17, 2021):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Thu, Mar 18, 2021):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Visit a typical African village spending time with the village children as well as its elders followed by lunch on board. During the afternoon, you can go on a boat safari, bird watch or fish, and then cap the day off with a festive African-themed dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Fri, Mar 19, 2021):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark your cruise in Kasane. (B)

Day 7 (Sat, Mar 20, 2021):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE. During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Then transfer to Victoria Falls. Later, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train. (B)

Day 8 (Sun, Mar 21, 2021):

VICTORIA FALLS. . Spend the day touring Victoria Falls and then later enjoy a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River observing a variety of game while enjoying tapas with drinks. (B)

Day 9 (Mon, Mar 22, 2021):

VICTORIA FALLS ''' JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Fly to Johannesburg and then check into the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Tue, Mar 23, 2021):

JOHANNESBURG. Take a fascinating tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, visiting the Mandela House, followed by a township lunch. In the evening, enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Wed, Mar 24, 2021):

JOHANNESBURG ''' ARUSHA, TANZANIA. Fly to Arusha, via Dar es Salaam, where you'''ll be met by an AmaWaterways Representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. (B,D)

Day 12 (Thu, Mar 25, 2021):

ARUSHA ''' TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK. Journey to Tarangire National Park, where you'll go on an adventurous safari before checking into Treetops Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 13 (Fri, Mar 26, 2021):

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA. Experience the wonders of Tarangire with a full day of activities, including a morning bushwalk, an afternoon safari and a sunset drive. This is home to the highest number of breeding bird species in the world along with thousands of elephants, huge herds of buffalo, stately fringe-eared oryx and the towering kudu. (B,L,D)

Day 14 (Sat, Mar 27, 2021):

TARANGIRE - NGORONGORO, TANZANIA. Visit a Maasai village before enjoying a game drive through Manyara National Park, home to tree-climbing lions, giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys, impalas and baboons. Be treated to a picnic en route to The Manor at Ngorongoro. (B,L,D)

Day 15 (Sun, Mar 28, 2021):

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA. Go on a full-day exploration to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater. Once a gigantic volcano, it'''s the world'''s largest intact caldera offering a unique environment virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The nearly three million years old caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Deep within the crater, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests. A picnic will be served on the crater floor, followed by further exploration before heading back to The Manor. (B,L,D)

Day 16 (Mon, Mar 29, 2021):

NGORONGORO - SERENGETI, TANZANIA. Fly to the Serengeti and in the afternoon, go on a game drive to see the '''Big Five.''' (B,L,D)

Day 17 (Tue, Mar 30, 2021):

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA. Explore the vast Serengeti via an open safari cruiser during the morning and after lunch. It is not possible to say with any accuracy where the Great Migration of the Wildebeest will be located at any one time. There are several determining factors; however, one can be assured that if there is a good chance of seeing it, then this can be accomplished from the Pioneer Camp or Migration Camp. (B,L,D)

Day 18 (Wed, Mar 31, 2021):

SERENGETI - ARUSHA, TANZANIA. Take your final safari drive in the morning, and then transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Lunch will be served in the gardens of the lodge before your final transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B,L). Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 6:00 p.m.

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  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • 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
  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Regionally inspired cuisine
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits
  • 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
  • 1 night at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, including daily breakfast
  • 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
  • 2 nights at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 1 night at Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • 2 nights at Tarangire Treetops
  • 2 nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro
  • 2 nights at Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp
  • Daily game drives with no more than 6 guests per vehicle
  • Day room in Arusha
  • All airport transfers

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Ship Information

Zambezi Queen




Life on Board


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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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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