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Wildlife & the Falls : 2019 : Johannesburg to Johannesburgms : ms Zambezi Queen

Overview

1 NIGHT JOHANNESBURG, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 Nights VICTORIA FALLS, 2 Nights JOHANNESBURG, 3 Nights GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Check off the "Big Five" from your bucket list while exploring South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park, considered one of the world's premier safari regions. Begin this exhilarating journey with a one-night stay in Johannesburg, a city undergoing a renaissance revival, before flying to Kasane, Botswana for your four-night wildlife adventure on the Zambezi Queen. Get up close to the animals in their natural habitat by water and land in Chobe National Park, and then be swept up in the sheer beauty and power of the incomparable Victoria Falls for two nights. Return to Johannesburg for two nights, giving you time to soak up its rich heritage and follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela. Your journey culminates with three nights at a five-star lodge in Greater Kruger National Park. Choose either Tintswalo or Makanyi luxury safari lodges, both known for their exceptional amenities, service and cuisine. Experience the thrill of twice-daily game drives with highly qualified guides selected for their knowledge and passion.

COUNTRIES: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

RIVERS: Chobe

Wildlife & the Falls

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.

Included Features

1 NIGHT JOHANNESBURG, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 Nights VICTORIA FALLS, 2 Nights JOHANNESBURG, 3 Nights GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

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 program
  • 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 Table Mountain view 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 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 the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
    After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in the desirable Sandton neighborhood. The hotel's extensive gardens have captured the spirit, grace and elegance of a bygone era.

    Day 2 : KASANE, BOTSWANA - ZAMBEZI QUEEN - EMBARKATION
    Fly to Kasane, Botswana 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)

    Day 3 : 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 and the its animals. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : 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)

    Day 5 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
    Start the day off with an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture. Spend time with the village children as well as its elders. After lunch on board, you can go on a boat safari, bird watch or fish. Enjoy a festive African- themed dinner hosted by your crew-complete with music and dancing. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
    Go on a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants. Later in the morning, transfer to Victoria Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D)

    Day 7 : 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 8 : VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
    After breakfast, You'll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and enjoy a free evening at leisure. (B)

    Day 9 : JOHANNESBURG
    Take a fascinating tour of Johannesburg and its rich history from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto's unique neighborhoods, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, visiting the Mandela House located on Vilakazi Street and along the way enjoy a township lunch. Before dinner, gather with a local expert for an informative discussion and afterwards enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    Fly to the Greater Kruger National Park in the morning where You'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. This region is one of the world's most spectacular, game nature reserves, which you'll discover on your late afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day's adventures or simply gazing up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    The early morning is the perfect time to go on safari as the wildlife is prolific. Your open-air vehicle provides the perfect way to explore your private game reserve, located just a stone's throw from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. Later in the day, You'll go on another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa's top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions. (B,L,D)

    Day 12 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time at your game lodge. (B,L,D)

    Day 13 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA - JOHANNESBURG
    Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B)

    Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:30 p.m.

  • Call (800) 533-5343 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13607918
    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms Zambezi Queen
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Johannesburg  
    Day 2Kasane  
    Day 3Zambezi Queen  
    Day 4Zambezi Queen  
    Day 5Zambezi Queen  
    Day 6Victoria Falls  
    Day 7Victoria Falls  
    Day 8Johannesburg  
    Day 9Johannesburg  
    Day 10Kruger National Park Area  
    Day 11Kruger National Park Area  
    Day 12Kruger National Park Area  
    Day 13Johannesburg  
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 10, 2019 $12,495.00 (USD)Quote
    March 31, 2019 $12,495.00 (USD)Quote
    April 21, 2019 $12,495.00 (USD)Quote
    May 05, 2019 $12,795.00 (USD)Quote
    May 19, 2019 $12,795.00 (USD)Quote
    June 02, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    June 16, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    July 07, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    July 21, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    August 04, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    August 18, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    September 01, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    September 15, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    September 29, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    October 13, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    October 20, 2019 $13,095.00 (USD)Quote
    November 03, 2019 $12,795.00 (USD)Quote
    November 17, 2019 $12,495.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change

    Intra-Africa Air$1,795 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

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    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.

      
     

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