Discover Africa 2021 AmaWaterways River Cruise

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.

The intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen was specifically designed for safari river cruising on the Chobe River, and offers a sophisticated design to maximise animal sightings. 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.

Chobe River, Africa

Itinerary

Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine beaches, Cape Town offers a rich culture and heritage with extraordinary attractions. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to the Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director at the Welcome Reception.

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
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit, followed by a drive through some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Kasane, Botswana via Johannesburg. Here, you’ll be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on an exhilarating, morning boat safari to explore the Chobe River’s diverse game viewing. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Later in the morning, transfer to 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. During the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by a special dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, bid adieu to Zimbabwe as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home or extend your trip with two nights in Johannesburg and/or four nights in Rwanda.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Fares from (pp) Flights
March 2021 £9,032 Please Call
April 2021 £9,032 Please Call
May 2021 £9,179 Please Call
June 2021 £9,399 Please Call
July 2021 £9,399 Please Call
August 2021 £9,399 Please Call
September 2021 £9,399 Please Call
October 2021 £9,179 Please Call
November 2021 £9,032 Please Call

What's Included

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • Bottled water replenished daily

  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalised service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during the cruise and a Tour Director during programs
  • 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
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction

  • LAND PROGRAM
  • 3 nights in upgraded luxury Table Mountain view rooms at the Cape Grace Hotel, 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
  • 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
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with drinks and tapas
  • All airport transfers