Discover Africa : 2018 - Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen (Cruise & Land)
Your African adventure begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane where you will transfer to the Chobe River to begin your wildlife cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen. You'll explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Encounter elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, gazelles, zebras and buffalos on excursions by boat or open-air vehicle. Conclude your journey with two nights at legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. You have the option of extending in Johannesburg and reliving the period of Nelson Mandela and the end of the Apartheid era.
INCLUDED FEATURESCAPE TOWNArrival airport transfer3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace hotel in upgraded Table Mountain View Rooms including daily breakfastWelcome Reception with drinks and tapasFull day Cape of Good Hope tour including African Penguin encounter and local lunch with drinksCableway to the summit of Table MountainCape Winelands tour including tasings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island follwed by lunch and tour of Cape Town's diverse neighborhoods
ZAMBEZI QUEEN4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroomChobe National Park game safariExclusive private picnic in Chobe National ParkPrivate boat safaris along the Chobe riverbankVisit to an African village for a cultural interaction with the communityAfrican-themed dinnerAll meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer
VICTORIA FALLS2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in upgraded Stable Wing Rooms, including daily breakfastSunset cocktail reception aboard a historic steam train to Victoria Falls Bridge, followed by dinnerGuided tour of Victoria Falls National ParkExclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise with drinks, tapas and music
Day 1 : Arrive In Cape Town
Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine white sand beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with chic restaurants and remarkable sightseeing activities. After your airport greeting by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director hosts a Welcome Reception at 6:30pm. (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 established trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Also visit Boulder 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 meal 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
After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), cross the border into Namibia and transfer to the Chobe River, where a private safari boat will transport you to the Zambezi Queen. Late this afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the ship. (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 as well as 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
Transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Settle into your hotel and 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
A local guide will take you on a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls today. You'll learn about its history and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. Tonight, embark on a private and festive 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
After breakfast, bid adieu to Zimbabwe as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home. Please do not schedule onward flights before 6:30 pm. (B)
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OPTIONAL JOHANNESBURG POST-EXTENSION: An optional 2-night Johannesburg extension is available for $1,275 per person. This package includes accommodation at the 5-star Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau Suite, evening presentation by a local expert followed by dinner, a full day tour to Soweto including lunch and roundtrip airport transfers.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Intra-Africa Air: $1,595 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.
Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed
Visa: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information
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