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Golden Trails of East Africa : 2019 : Johannesburg to Arusha : ms Zambezi Queen

Overview

1 NIGHT JOHANNESBURG (OR 3 Nights CAPE TOWN), 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 Nights VICTORIA FALLS, 2 Nights JOHANNESBURG AND 7 Nights TANZANIA

Your journey begins with an overnight stay in Johannesburg (option to start with 3 nights in Cape Town). Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana and board the Zambezi Queen, your wildlife river cruise vessel on the Chobe River for the next 4 nights. Enjoy two nights at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. From here, fly to Johannesburg for two nights at your intimate, all-suite hotel. Depart to Nairobi where a connecting flight brings you to your Tanzania safari. Enjoy two nights at three of the four luxury Tanzanian lodges: Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, and the luxury-tented Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp.

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Golden Trails of East Africa

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

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
  • 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

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
    After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Fairlawns Hotel.

    Day 2 : 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 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
    Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari. Return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and then meet an environmentalist. 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. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : 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 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
    Go on a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, before transferring to Victoria Falls. Later, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train along with dinner. (B,D)

    Day 7 : 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 8 : VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
    Fly to Johannesburg and then check into the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. (B)

    Day 9 : 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 10 : JOHANNESBURG - ARUSHA, TANZANIA
    Fly to Arusha, via Nairobi, where You'll be met by an AmaWaterways Representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. (B,D) DAY 11, 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 11 : 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 12 : 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 13 : 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 14 : 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 15 : 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 16 : 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 17 : 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.

  • Call (800) 533-5343 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13607926
    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    Duration
    17 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms Zambezi Queen
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Johannesburg  
    Day 2Johannesburg  
    Day 3Zambezi Queen  
    Day 4Zambezi Queen  
    Day 5Zambezi Queen  
    Day 6Victoria Falls  
    Day 7Victoria Falls  
    Day 8Johannesburg  
    Day 9Johannesburg  
    Day 10Arusha  
    Day 11Tarangire National Park  
    Day 12Tarangire National Park  
    Day 13Ngorongoro  
    Day 14Ngorongoro Crater  
    Day 15Serengeti  
    Day 16Serengeti National Park  
    Day 17Arusha  
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 08, 2019 $17,370.00 (USD)Quote
    March 10, 2019 $15,195.00 (USD)Quote
    March 29, 2019 $17,370.00 (USD)Quote
    March 31, 2019 $15,195.00 (USD)Quote
    April 19, 2019 $17,370.00 (USD)Quote
    April 21, 2019 $15,195.00 (USD)Quote
    May 03, 2019 $17,370.00 (USD)Quote
    May 05, 2019 $15,195.00 (USD)Quote
    May 17, 2019 $17,670.00 (USD)Quote
    May 19, 2019 $15,495.00 (USD)Quote
    May 31, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    June 02, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    June 14, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    June 16, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    July 05, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    July 07, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    July 19, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    July 21, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    August 02, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    August 04, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    August 16, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    August 18, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    August 30, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    September 01, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    September 13, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    September 15, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    September 27, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    September 29, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    October 11, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    October 13, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    October 18, 2019 $18,070.00 (USD)Quote
    October 20, 2019 $15,895.00 (USD)Quote
    November 01, 2019 $17,670.00 (USD)Quote
    November 03, 2019 $15,495.00 (USD)Quote
    November 15, 2019 $17,370.00 (USD)Quote
    November 17, 2019 $15,195.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    3-NIGHT CAPE TOWN PRE-EXTENSIONInstead of spending your first night in Johannesburg, start your trip early and enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town before the cruise. This includes a full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and a full-day Cape Winelands or Robben Island tour as well as an extra flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. From $2,175 per person

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change

    Intra-Africa Air$2,625 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

    Terms & Conditions:

    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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