Discover Africa : 2017 - Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen (Cruise & Land)

OVERVIEW

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 FEATURES

CAPE TOWN

  • 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace hotel in upgraded Table Mountain View Rooms including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full day Cape of Good Hope tour including African Penguin encounter and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Cape Winelands tour including tasings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island follwed by lunch and tour of Cape Town's diverse neighborhoods

    ZAMBEZI QUEEN

  • 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom
  • Chobe National Park game safari
  • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
  • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank
  • Visit to an African village for a cultural interaction with the community
  • Traditional African dinner
  • All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer

    VICTORIA FALLS

  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in upgraded Stable Wing Rooms, including daily breakfast
  • Elephant Interaction Experience at a Wildlife Sanctuary and Orphanage followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise with drinks, tapas and music

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    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 as well as convicted criminals. 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 - ZAMBEZI QUEEN - ON
    After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg) 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 - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS
    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 youhave a special dinner and encounter with Africa's "gentle giants." (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 - JOHANNESBURG
    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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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Duration
    10 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms Zambezi Queen

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Cape Town  
    Day 2Cape Town  
    Day 3Cape Town  
    Day 4Cape Town  
    Day 5Zambezi Queen  
    Day 6Zambezi Queen  
    Day 7African Village  
    Day 8Zambezi Queen  
    Day 9Victoria Falls  
    Day 10Victoria Falls  
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    Notes:

    OPTIONAL JOHANNESBURG POST-EXTENSION: Why not extend your stay in South Africa with 2 nights in Johannesburg at the deluxe Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa? Your stay includes a discussion with a South African Expert on the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, a special multi-course dinner with South African wines, a full day tour of Soweto that includes a "township" lunch and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Breakfast daily and transfers to/from Johannesburg airport are included. Supplement price per person sharing $1495.

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change

    Intra-Africa Air: $1,530 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.

    Single Supplement: 40% of twin price

    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

    Early booking reward is choice of $1,000 per person off cruise fare only or free 2-night pre-cruise stay. Early booking rewards cannot be combined and are not combinable with group discounts. 2-night pre-cruise stay has limited availability, is not guaranteed and is only offered if your itinerary begins in Cape Town. Solo travelers must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Early booking reward expires December 31, 2015 and is applicable to 2016 and 2017 departures only. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.