Detailed Itinerary Discover Africa
CRUISE YEAR
3 NIGHTS CAPETOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS
Day 1
ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
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 Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director 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 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)

Cape Town
Day 3
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 afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit, followed by a drive through some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)

Cape Town
Day 4
CAPETOWN – KASANE, BOTSWANA – ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION
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, enjoy a late lunch, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Cape Town
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. During the afternoon, you’ll meet an environmentalist, who’ll share his insight on Chobe National Park and its animals. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Zambezi Queen
Day 6
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)

Zambezi Queen
Day 7
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)

Zambezi Queen
Day 8
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION – VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
During the early morning, enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a unique double-decker barge, which allows you to venture into the smaller channels on the Botswana side of Chobe National Park. This excursion offers you an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. 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. (B,D)

Zambezi Queen
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. (B)

Victoria Falls
Day 10
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 or extend your trip with two nights in Johannesburg and/or four nights in Rwanda. (B) Note: Please do not book onward flights prior to 6:30 pm

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