Detailed Itinerary Golden Trails of Africa
CRUISE YEAR
1 NIGHT JOHANNESBURG (OR 3 NIGHTS CAPE TOWN), 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS, 2 NIGHTS JOHANNESBURG AND 7 NIGHTS TANZANIA
Day 1
ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Fairlawns Hotel.

Day 2
JOHANNESBURG – ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION
After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana where you’ll board the elegant Zambezi Queen on the Namibia side of the Chobe River. Settle into to your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Johannesburg
Day 3
ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari. Return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Zambezi Queen
Day 4
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)

Zambezi Queen
Day 5
ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Visit a typical African village spending time with the village children as well as its elders followed by lunch on board. During the afternoon, you can go on a boat safari, bird watch or fish, and then cap the day off with a festive African-themed dinner. (B,L,D)

Zambezi Queen
Day 6
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION – VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Then transfer to Victoria Falls. Later, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train. (B)

Zambezi Queen
Day 7
VICTORIA FALLS
. Spend the day touring Victoria Falls and then later enjoy a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River observing a variety of game while enjoying tapas with drinks. (B)

Victoria Falls
Day 8
VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Fly to Johannesburg and then check into the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. (B)

Victoria Falls
Day 9
JOHANNESBURG
Take a fascinating tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, visiting the Mandela House, followed by a township lunch. In the evening, enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D)

Johannesburg
Day 10
JOHANNESBURG – ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Fly to Arusha, via Nairobi, where you’ll be met by an AmaWaterways Representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. (B,D) DAY 11, ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK. Journey to Tarangire National Park, where you'll go on an adventurous safari before checking into Treetops Lodge. (B,L,D)

Johannesburg
Day 11
ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Journey to Tarangire National Park, where you'll go on an adventurous safari before checking into Treetops Lodge. (B,L,D)

Arusha
Day 12
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA
Experience the wonders of Tarangire with a full day of activities, including a morning bushwalk, an afternoon safari and a sunset drive. This is home to the highest number of breeding bird species in the world along with thousands of elephants, huge herds of buffalo, stately fringe-eared oryx and the towering kudu. (B,L,D)

Tarangire
Day 13
TARANGIRE - NGORONGORO, TANZANIA
Visit a Maasai village before enjoying a game drive through Manyara National Park, home to tree-climbing lions, giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys, impalas and baboons. Be treated to a picnic en route to The Manor at Ngorongoro. (B,L,D)

Tarangire
Day 14
NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA
Go on a full-day exploration to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater. Once a gigantic volcano, it’s the world’s largest intact caldera offering a unique environment virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The nearly three million years old caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Deep within the crater, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests. A picnic will be served on the crater floor, followed by further exploration before heading back to The Manor. (B,L,D)

Ngorongoro
Day 15
NGORONGORO - SERENGETI, TANZANIA
Fly to the Serengeti and in the afternoon, go on a game drive to see the “Big Five.” (B,L,D)

Ngorongoro
Day 16
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA
Explore the vast Serengeti via an open safari cruiser during the morning and after lunch. It is not possible to say with any accuracy where the Great Migration of the Wildebeest will be located at any one time. There are several determining factors; however, one can be assured that if there is a good chance of seeing it, then this can be accomplished from the Pioneer Camp or Migration Camp. (B,L,D)

Serengeti National Park
Day 17
SERENGETI - ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Take your final safari drive in the morning, and then transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Lunch will be served in the gardens of the lodge before your final transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B,L)
Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 6:00 p.m.

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