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

OVERVIEW

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of the Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best "Big Five" viewing in South Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

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 tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island follwed by lunch and tour of Cape Town's diverse neighborhoods

    ZAMBEZI QUEEN

  • 4-night accommodations in balcony suite
  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Boat safaris along the banks of the Chobe River
  • Visit an African village
  • 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

    JOHANNESBURG

  • 2 nights at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Grand Chateau Suite Room including breakfast daily
  • Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert presentation followed by a special multi-course dinner, including South African wines
  • Soweto tour including Nelson Mandela landmarks and Apartheid Museum, lunch included

    KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

  • 3 nights in a suite at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, an exclusive luxury safari lodge
  • Daily morning, afternoon, and evening game drives
  • No more than 6 guests per safari vehicle on all game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry included at the lodge

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN
    After your airport greeting by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director hosts a Welcome Reception at 6:30 pm. (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 to choose 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 - ZAMBEZI QUEEN - EMBARKATION
    Fly to Kasane, Botswana via Johannesburg. Here you will be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats will escort you to board the Zambezi Queen. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the river before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the vessel. (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 and 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. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. This evening you have a special dinner and meeting with Africa's "gentle giants." (B,D)

    Day 9 : VICTORIA FALLS
    Join a local guide for a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls, more commonly referred to as the smoke that thunders. The afternoon is free. Relax and enjoy the amenities and grounds of your iconic hotel, walk into town for a little shopping or take an optional outing. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner cruise complete with drinks and tapas, along with music. (B)

    Day 10 : VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Before dinner, gather with a Local Expert for an informative discussion on the day to day life of the South African bushmen in the Kalahari Desert followed by a special dinner. (B,D)

    Day 11 : JOHANNESBURG
    Head out this morning for a fascinating look at Johannesburg and the rich history it has to share, from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and explore the colorful neighborhoods. Also, visit the Apartheid Museum. Enjoy a delicious "township" lunch along the way. (B,L)

    Day 12 : JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    This morning fly to the Greater Kruger National Park, where You'll be transferred to a private game lodge, luxurious Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Later, set out on an afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Tonight you will enjoy your first dinner at the lodge. (B,L,D)

    Day 13 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    Begin your day with an early morning game drive. Your open-air vehicle is the perfect means to explore this 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. The afternoon brings another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa's top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions. (B,L,D)

    Day 14 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    Enjoy two exhilarating game drives today, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, as well as ample leisure time to relax and enjoy your game lodge accommodations. Tonight, after dining with your fellow travelers, the evening is yours to read, socialize, or simply gaze up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D)

    Day 15 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA - JOHANNESBURG
    Early this morning, You'll have your final game-drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home. Please do not schedule onward flight before 4:30 pm. (B)

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    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    Duration
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms Zambezi Queen
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    Itinerary
    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 10Johannesburg  
    Day 11Johannesburg  
    Day 12Kruger Park  
    Day 13Kruger Park  
    Day 14Kruger Park  
    Day 15Kruger Park  
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    July 07, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    July 21, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    August 04, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    August 18, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    September 01, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    September 15, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    September 29, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    October 13, 2017Cruise & Land$12,995.00 (USD)Quote
    November 03, 2017Cruise & Land$12,895.00 (USD)Quote
    November 17, 2017Cruise & Land$12,695.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change

    Intra-Africa Air: $2,125 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.

      
     

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