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Cruise Information

3 NIGHTS CAPETOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS
 

Experience the beauty and natural wonders of iconic Cape Town; get up close to animals in their natural habitat; and explore one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” Spend three nights in Cape Town, discovering its many treasures with visits to Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain. You also have a choice to visit the renowned Cape Winelands, or tour famous Robben Island. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana and cross the border to Namibia to embark on your Chobe River safari cruise through the wondrous Chobe National Park, home to one of Africa’s densest populations of wildlife. Encounter elephants, giraffes, leopards, zebras and buffaloes on excursions by boat and open-air vehicles. Conclude your journey with two nights at the majestic Victoria Falls. You also have the option to extend your trip in Johannesburg, following in the foot-steps of Nelson Mandela.
 

Pricing starts at $9299 per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.
 

Prices are cruise only. All specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply. Intra-Africa Air is $1,595 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
 

2019 Available Dates: 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/14, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa 
Situated amidst majestic mountains and line with pristine white sand beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with chic restaurants and remarkable sightseeing activities. After you airport greeting by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director hosts a Welcome Reception at 6:30pm. 
Meals: Dinner
 

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 Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African Penguins. Lunch today is fine dining with drinks overlooking False Bay. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
 

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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
 

Day 4: Cape Town – Zambezi Queen - Embarkation
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. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

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. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 

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. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 

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. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 

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 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.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

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.
Meals: Breakfast
 

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.
Meals: Breakfast

Ship Information

Ship: Zambezi Queen

The intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen made her debut in 2009 in one of the world’s most captivating places, Africa’s legendary Chobe River. Unlike a typical river cruise that travels from one port to the next, the Zambezi Queen was designed for an entirely different purpose—to facilitate optimal game viewing along the Chobe. As this floating hotel drifts along the river, animals perceive no threat and come to the water to drink and bathe, affording you with an amazingly up-close view and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Additionally, to ensure no harm to the environment, the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen uses a water jet propulsion system, fuel-efficient and low-emission generators, and a solar heating system. The Zambezi Queen provides guests with all the modern-day conveniences to ensure a perfect journey. The top deck features an enclosed air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar, as well as an open-air Sun Deck complete with a plunge pool. The 14 suites, including four master suites, feature air-conditioning and a private balcony where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the river and African landscape. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight—all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed. Bountiful breakfasts and lunches prepare you for your invigorating daily adventures, and during the evening, enjoy multi-course dinners. Throughout the day, be treated to complimentary South African wines, beer, local spirits, soft drinks and bottled water. On one of the nights, enjoy an African-themed dinner with traditional dishes and entertainment.