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Wildlife and the Falls Cruise Land Forward

Johannesburg, South Africa Round-trip
Length: 14 Days - Departs: Sun, May 05, 2024
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Departure
May 05, 2024
Arrival
May 18, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

1 night in Johannesburg, 4-night wildlife cruise, 2 nights in Victoria falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg and 3 nights at a luxury safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park

  1. Day 1
    Sun, May 05, 2024
    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.
  2. Day 2
    Mon, May 06, 2024
    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)
  3. Day 3
    Tue, May 07, 2024
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River'''s diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Wed, May 08, 2024
    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)
  5. Day 5
    Thu, May 09, 2024
    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)
  6. Day 6
    Fri, May 10, 2024
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark your cruise in Kasane. (B)
  7. Day 7
    Sat, May 11, 2024
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE. Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast and be on the lookout for wildlife. Afterward, transfer to the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world'''s greatest natural wonders. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. Later this afternoon, join a cocktail reception with appetizers aboard a vintage steam train and make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge to watch the sunset over the Falls. (B)
  8. Day 8
    Sun, May 12, 2024
    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, followed by a special dinner with live local entertainment at the hotel. (B,D)
  9. Day 9
    Mon, May 13, 2024
    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 with its parklike setting and wonderful Spa. (B)
  10. Day 10
    Tue, May 14, 2024
    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)
  11. Day 11
    Wed, May 15, 2024
    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)
  12. Day 12
    Thu, May 16, 2024
    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)
  13. Day 13
    Fri, May 17, 2024
    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)
  14. Day 14
    Sat, May 18, 2024
    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 before 4:30 p.m.

Countries Visited

Zimbabwe, South Africa

Rivers Visited

Chobe

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Inclusions

  • 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 package
  • 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 and its channels
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction
  • Land Package
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or similar)
  • 1 night Johannesburg at the luxurious Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Grand Ch''teau suite, including 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 on the train
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas, followed by dinner
  • 2 nights in Johannesburg at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.2
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 5 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

All of the trip leaders were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the areas and animals. I'd like to give a shout out to Beverly, Dalia, Frank, Derrick, and the two best drivers Emmanuel, and God bless.

This was the most incredible life experiences! The AmaWaterways Cruise - African Wildlife and Falls exceeded all expectations. The Zambezi Queen cruising on the Chobe River in Namibia with side land safari in Botswana allowed you to see wildlife in their natural habitat and to experience a true African village and understand their lifestyle. The Water Safaris [5] lead by Francis viewed elephants, baboons, crocodiles, hippos, cape buffaloes and others up close. The staff led by Bernard was always there - friendly, helpful and proud of Namibia. The food was outstanding - gourmet quality comparable to first class restaurants anywhere. The Land Safari into Chobe National Park was also excellent viewing elephants really upclose - 5 feet or so. Our next visit was to Victoria Falls, standing at the grand hotel Victoria Falls Hotel. There room was vintage and modern 1920â??s; the food again was outstanding. Two experiences stood out: [1] the visit to the Falls - massive and magnificent and [2] the steam engine ride to Zambia. Then, we visited Jo-burg - an ok experience. Finally, we were off to the Makanyi Lodge and Game Reserve - a totally incredible and peak experience. The Lodge has seven cabins- 2.500 sq.ft. - with living room, bedroom and massive bath including outdoor shower. The food was 5 star, including Kudu tenderloin. During our five safaris, we experiences lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, cape buffaloes, rhinos - black and white, hyenas, and sunsets.

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