From Johannesburg, fly to Botswana and explore the Chobe National Park and the Zambezi river. Spend two days Victoria Falls and return to Jo’berg to follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela. Finally, 3 awesome nights the world renowned Kruger National Park.
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest 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.
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.
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)
Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River’s diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. During the afternoon, you’ll meet an environmentalist, who’ll share his insight on Chobe National Park and the its animals. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)
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)
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)
Go on a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants. Later in the morning, transfer to Victoria Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D)
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. (B)
After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and enjoy a free evening at leisure. (B)
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)
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)
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)
Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time at your game lodge. (B,L,D)
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 until after 4:30 p.m.
|Embark Date||Start City||Ship Name||Cruise & Land Package US$|
Price per person in USD
|Cabin Upgrade Prices in US$ Per Person||Sq. ft.||Premium US$|
|Category MS Lower & Middle Deck Private Balcony & Sitting Area||300||849|
|Category SA Lower & Middle Deck Private Balcony||235||249|
|Category SB Middle Deck Private Balcony||215||-|
|Embark Date||Start City||Ship Name||Cruise|
Price per person in USD
|Cabin Upgrade||Sq. ft.||Premium|
|Category MS Lower & Middle Deck Private Balcony & Sitting Area||300||999|
|Category SA Lower & Middle Deck Private Balcony||235||299|
|Category SB Middle Deck Private Balcony||215||-|
Rwanda offers unimaginable beauty with the utterly spellbinding Volcanoes National Park—home to the rare Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys. Extend any of our five itineraries with four amazing nights, discovering Rwanda’s natural wonders and wildlife on an epic adventure.
After arriving at Kigali Airport, you will be met by an AmaWaterways Representative and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for the evening.
After breakfast, you’ll be taken on a tour of Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial, a sobering reminder of the country’s tragic past. Enjoy lunch at the Hotel des Mille Collines, the inspiration for the film “Hotel Rwanda” and then drive to Musanze, the base for gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park. Check into the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. (B,L,D)
For those wishing to go on a trek, you’ll transfer in the morning to Volcanoes National Park.* Depending on your fitness level, you’ll be placed into the appropriate group. Your lead guide will brief you on the trekking procedures before driving up the mountain to the starting point. Trekking can take anywhere between two to six or more hours if the gorillas move. Nothing can quite prepare you for your encounter with these magnificent Mountain Gorillas, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the gorillas in the mist. With a free afternoon, you can take a tour of the scenic twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo or visit the outdoor markets in Ruhengeri. (B,L,D)
Enjoy the morning at leisure or go on another trek to see more Mountain Gorillas or the Golden Monkeys.* After lunch at the lodge, you’ll drive back to Kigali. Check into the Serena Hotel. (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight. (B)
|Prices in US$ Per Person||Date||Price|
|Fly to Kigali Volcanoes National Park 2 nights at Kigali Serena Hotel, 2 nights Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey treks||March||4295|
|Fly to Kigali Volcanoes National Park 2 nights at Kigali Serena Hotel, 2 nights Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey treks||Nov-Dec||4295|
|Fly to Kigali Volcanoes National Park 2 nights at Kigali Serena Hotel, 2 nights Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey treks||Apr-May||3795|
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