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From Cape Town, South Africa to Johannesburg, South Africa
Length: 11 Days - Departs: Fri, Apr 04, 2025
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Departure
Apr 04, 2025
Arrival
Apr 14, 2025

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River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Cape Town, 4-night wildlife cruise and 2 nights in Victoria Falls with the option to extend your trip with 2 nights in Johannesburg

  1. Day 1
    Fri, Apr 04, 2025
    ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine beaches, Cape Town has a rich cultural heritage with extraordinary attractions. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to your Cape Town hotel. Get to know your Tour Director at the Welcome Reception. (WR)
  2. Day 2
    Sat, Apr 05, 2025
    CAPE TOWN. Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world'''s most stunning routes, taking you southeast along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman'''s Peak. Stop at Cape Point, located in the nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. You'''ll also visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking False Bay'''one of the world'''s most beautiful bays. (B,L)
  3. Day 3
    Sun, Apr 06, 2025
    CAPE TOWN. You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Take a cableway up to Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas, followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands, which comprises the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl valleys. South African wine is world renowned, and you'''ll get to visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A sumptuous lunch will be included along the way. Or choose to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. You'''ll ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch, and then visit the colorful historic Bo Kaap neighborhood before boarding the cableway to Table Mountain'''s summit. (B,L)
  4. Day 4
    Mon, Apr 07, 2025
    CAPETOWN ''' VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE ''' ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' EMBARKATION. In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Here, you will be transferred to the Chobe River that forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. Then board tender boats that will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom, enjoy a mid-afternoon snack, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Tue, Apr 08, 2025
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating, morning boat safari to explore the Chobe River'''s diverse game viewing. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. As the Zambezi Queen cruises along the Chobe River, relax on board in the afternoon and enjoy what nature has to offer. Be sure to spend time in the splash pool or perhaps catch-up with your favorite book. Later in the day, revel in panoramic view with another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Wed, Apr 09, 2025
    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 buffaloes. Prides of lions, hyenas and (more rarely) cheetahs could be encountered along the way. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Thu, Apr 10, 2025
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Start the day off with 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 between a boat safari, bird watching or fishing. Spend your last evening aboard with a festive African-themed dinner hosted by your crew'''complete with singing and dancing. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Fri, Apr 11, 2025
    ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. This morning, disembark your cruise in Kasane. (B)
  9. Day 9
    Sat, Apr 12, 2025
    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 followed by dinner aboard a vintage steam train and make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge to watch the sunset over the Falls. (B, D)
  10. Day 10
    Sun, Apr 13, 2025
    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)
  11. Day 11
    Mon, Apr 14, 2025
    VICTORIA FALLS ''' JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. After breakfast, bid adieu to Zimbabwe as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home. You could also choose to extend your trip with an additional day or two in Johannesburg, or perhaps fly to Rwanda and encounter an array of primates, including the endangered mountain gorillas. (B) . . Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight before 6:30 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 packages
  • 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 Program
  • 3 nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in a Superior Room with a harbor view, including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting)
  • Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island followed by lunch
  • 2-night stay in upgraded Stable Wing rooms at the Victoria Falls Hotel, 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 drinks and tapas, followed by dinner
  • 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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    Starts
    Cape Town
    Ends
    Johannesburg
    Days
    11
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