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AMA Waterways, Waterways of Africa

Waterways of Africa

Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town followed by a 4-night safari cruise, then spend 3 nights in Victoria Falls

11 Days – Travel to Cape Town and return from Johannesburg

Travel to the best of southern Africa’s renowned waterways in intimate luxury. Begin in Cape Town, where you’ll spend three nights in a private, beachfront lodge on the shores of the Atlantic. Next, fly to Botswana’s Chobe River, home to Africa’s densest population of elephants, to embark on river safari aboard the Zambezi Queen. Then head to nearby Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, where you’ll spend three nights at The Elephant Camp, the area’s premier luxury property.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN

After your airport greeting, you will be transferred to the luxurious Tintswalo Atlantic, your beachfront property positioned on the Atlantic Ocean. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 2

CAPE TOWN

Your full-day tour starts with a cable car journey up the famous Table Mountain, which offers magnificent views from its summit. Shortly after returning from the mountain, head for a stroll through Kirstenbosch, known to many as the most beautiful garden in all of Africa. Next, head off on a scenic drive to the Constantia, one of the premier wineland regions of Cape Town. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit famed wineries, tasting some of the best wines around as you explore the beautiful grounds or unique wine cellars of each property. In the afternoon, return to the incredible Tintswalo Atlantic, where a special dinner awaits your group. (B,L,D)

Day 3

CAPE TOWN

After breakfast at your beachfront lodge, you will journey along the Atlantic Seaboard, past the 12 Apostles and Hout Bay, and through Chapman’s Peak – one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. You’ll also see the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and majestic Cape Point, where you will venture to the famous lighthouse. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to Boulders Beach for an exciting close-up encounter with African penguins. Tonight you will journey into the V&A Waterfront for dinner and have the evening to explore this lively area. (B,L,D)

Day 4
CAPE TOWN – ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana with a short stopover in Johannesburg. Transfer to the Chobe River where tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen. Enjoy the views as you settle in before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner aboard the vessel. (B,L,D) Day 5 ZAMBEZI QUEEN Today, you’ll head to Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in Africa. Experience your first game drive by vehicle as you set off in search of different animals in Botswana’s most famous national park. From here, you will journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and relaxation. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board, followed by an entertaining presentation about the history of the Chobe area. (B,L,D)

Day 6

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

This morning, you’ll have an unforgettable visit to Kasenu village to experience the local culture first-hand. Or, you can join a morning safari by boat as you explore the banks of Chobe National Park. You will return to the vessel for lunch, then depart for a river safari with sundowner drinks. Towards the end of the safari, you will be able to take in the famous African sunset from the vantage point of the Chobe. This evening, head ashore for an African Boma Dinner, which features flavorful local specialties. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will point out constellations in the African sky. (B,L,D)

Day 7

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

Your options today include a private boat safari, a bird watching excursion or an expedition to catch the ferocious Tigerfish. Today you will also enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a special barge which will allow you to venture into new areas of the Chobe, where you will observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will host a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8

ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION – VICTORIA FALLS

After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to Zimbabwe for your stay at legendary Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You will arrive at The Elephant Camp, just a short distance away, by early afternoon. Enjoy lunch at this luxurious, twelve-suite property that is exclusive to AmaWaterways guests for the duration of your stay. Shortly after lunch, a truly incredible afternoon awaits you – an elephant interaction and private dinner experience at the “Elephant Wallow,” a wildlife sanctuary situated in Victoria Falls National Park. (B,L,D)

Day 9

VICTORIA FALLS

After breakfast at The Elephant Camp, you’ll join your Tour Leader and local guide for a tour of Victoria Falls. Take in the sights as you learn about its history and the flora, fauna, birds and wildlife that makes this area so unique. After, you can either venture into town or return to The Elephant Camp for lunch and a nature walk. This afternoon, take an elephant-back safari in Victoria Falls National Park or a helicopter flight over the incredible waterfall. (B,L,D)

Day 10

VICTORIA FALLS

After breakfast, the rest of the morning is yours to either explore the city or even join one of the activities offered in Victoria Falls. Another superb lunch awaits you at The Elephant Camp in the early afternoon. This evening, AmaWaterways guests will embark on a private and festive Sundowner Cruise on the renowned Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game and enjoy a delicious mix of tapas with drinks and music. (B,L,D)

Day 11

VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. For some, your journey will come to a close as you connect to your international flight home. (B,L)

INCLUDED FEATURES

CAPE TOWN

·         3-night stay at Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge including daily breakfast and dinner

·         Cape Winelands Tour with tastings and special lunch with drinks

·         Cableway up Table Mountain

·         Full-day Cape Point Tour via Hout Bay to Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach with lunch and drinks

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

·         4 nights in a balcony stateroom

·         Chobe National Park safari

·         Daily Chobe River private boat safaris

·         Visit to a local Kasenu village

·         Traditional African Boma Dinner

·         All meals included with complimentary wine and beer

VICTORIA FALLS

·         3-night stay at The Elephant Camp

·         All meals included during stay with local brand beverages

·         Exclusive Zambezi River sunset cruise with tapas

·         Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park

·         Limited Edition Tours

From $9995.00 USD per person

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