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  • 2024 : Stars of South Africa : 3 Nights Cape Town, 4-Night Safari Cruise, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, 2 Nights Johannesburg, 3 Nights Greater Kruger National Park : Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen

2024 : Stars of South Africa : Cape Town to Johannesburg : 14-night cruise : ms Zambezi Queen

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 that includes a visit to the township of Soweto. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of 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 Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

COUNTRIES: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

RIVERS: Chobe

Stars of South Africa

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

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 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 at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury room, 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 at the Victoria Falls Hotel in an upgraded Stable Wing room, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas
  • 2 nights at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau Suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : 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 Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at the Welcome Reception. (WR)

    Day 2 : CAPE TOWN
    Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world's most stunning routes, taking you 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 establish trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking beautiful False Bay. (B,L)

    Day 3 : CAPE TOWN
    Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands where you'll visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A delicious lunch will be included along the way. You also have the choice to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. 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)

    Day 4 : CAPE TOWN - 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)

    Day 5 : 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)

    Day 6 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
    Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN
    Visit a typical African village where you'll spend time with the village children as well as its elders. Back on board and following lunch, you'll have a choice to take a boat safari, bird watch or fish. Enjoy your last evening aboard with a festive African- themed dinner hosted by your crew. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS
    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. There is also an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. 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)

    Day 9 : 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)

    Day 10 : VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
    Fly to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with its parklike setting and wonderful Spa. (B)

    Day 11 : JOHANNESBURG
    Get an in-depth look at Soweto's unique neighborhoods, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, followed by a township lunch. Before dinner, gather with a local expert for an informative discussion and afterwards enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D)

    Day 12 : JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    Fly to Greater Kruger National Park in the morning where you'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. During the afternoon, set out on a 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. (B,L,D)

    Day 13 : 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 ideal 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 afternoon, 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)

    Day 14 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time to relax and enjoy your game lodge. (B,L,D)

    Day 15 : 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

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2024
    Duration
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms Zambezi Queen

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Cape Town  
    Day 2Cape Town  
    Day 3Cape Town  
    Day 4Victoria Falls  
    Day 5Zambezi Queen  
    Day 6Zambezi Queen  
    Day 7Zambezi Queen  
    Day 8Victoria Falls  
    Day 9Victoria Falls  
    Day 10Johannesburg  
    Day 11Johannesburg  
    Day 12Kruger National Park Area  
    Day 13Kruger National Park Area  
    Day 14Kruger National Park Area  
    Day 15Johannesburg  
    Dates/Pricing

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    10/18/2024$14,721.00* (USD)Quote
    10/25/2024$14,626.00* (USD)Quote
    11/01/2024$14,531.00* (USD)Quote
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    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change

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    Single Supplement50% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA; 100% of twin price for Cat. MS. Please see terms below for details.

    BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds; Option B: One large bed

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