Discover Africa – River Cruise and land Journey: 10 Days/9 Nights
For those who have a limited amount of time to travel, our Discover Africa itinerary offers you an entrée into South Africa’s “Mother City,” Cape Town, and all her iconic treasures, as well as majestic Victoria Falls and the wonderful world of safaris on the Chobe River.
3 nights Cape Town, 4-night Chobe River Cruise and 2 nights Victoria Falls
Explore Cape Town’s many treasures with a visit to the Cape of Good Hope – the southwesternmost point, first rounded in 1488 by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias – as well as Boulders Beach, renowned for its penguins and Table Mountain. You also have a choice to visit the renowned Cape Winelands or tour famous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Next, fly to Zimbabwe and head west to the Botswana and Namibia border to embark on your Chobe River safari cruise during which you will encounter elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras and hippos on excursions by boat and open-air vehicles. Conclude your journey with two nights at majestic Victoria Falls.
1 Cape Town Arrival transfer and hotel check-in Welcome Reception
2 Cape Town Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and lunch in local restaurant with drinks
3 Cape Town Cableway up Table Mountain and scenic drive through Cape Winelands with tastings and lunch OR Robben Island guided tour with lunch in local restaurant, visit to Bo Kaap and cableway up Table Mountain
4 Cape Town Morning flight to Victoria Falls; transfer to Zambezi Queen river cruise embarkation
Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
5 Zambezi Queen Morning and afternoon Chobe River safaris by boat
6 Zambezi Queen Full-day safari with picnic lunch of Chobe National Park in Botswana by open top 4×4 vehicle
7 Zambezi Queen Morning visit to local African village
Afternoon safari by boat or Bird watching or Fishing
8 Zambezi Queen Morning cruise during breakfast and river cruise disembarkation
Victoria Falls Transfer to Victoria Falls
Sunset cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train
9 Victoria Falls Guided tour of Victoria Falls Free afternoon
Zambezi River sundowner cruise with drinks and tapas, followed by dinner
10 Victoria Falls Johannesburg Flight to Johannesburg
Return flight home or extend in Johannesburg
Designed exclusively for up-close wildlife viewing, the award-winning 28-passenger Zambezi Queen offers unparalleled sophistication in one of the world’s most captivating places. The 14 suites, including four luxury suites, range from 215 sq. ft to 300 sq. ft and feature a private balcony where you can enjoy unobstructed views. The top deck features an enclosed air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar, as well as an open-air Sun Deck complete with a plunge pool. Throughout the day, be treated to complimentary South African wines, beer, local spirits, soft drinks and bottled water. And on one special night, enjoy an African-themed dinner with traditional dishes and entertainment.
Lower & Middle Deck – Luxury Suite Balcony – 300 sq. ft / 28 sq. m
Lower & Middle Deck – Suite Balcony – 235 sq. ft / 22 sq. m
Middle Deck – Suite
Balcony – 215 sq. ft / 20 sq. m
Refurbished: Annually Length: 150 ft / 46 m Width: 25.6 ft / 8m Crew: 22
Prices from £8,998 per person
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Also available on other itineraries including: Wildlife & the Falls, Rivers & Rails of Africa, Stars of South Africa, & Golden Trails of East Africa.
Discover the very best of Africa by land and river on one of our life-changing Africa Safaris & Wildlife Cruises. While our five thoughtfully curated itineraries are all unique, each of them features a river cruise and land package with the incredible experiences listed below.
A 4-night Chobe River cruise on board the exquisite 28-passenger Zambezi Queen, including river and land safaris, visit to a local African village and more.
Two nights near UNESCO-designated Victoria Falls, one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”, including a guided tour of the Falls.
A 6 to12 night land package that includes up to six additional land safari opportunities in Africa’s spectacular national parks and/or game reserves as well as city tours, wine tastings and visits to local villages.
Opportunities to see diverse wildlife in their natural habitat, such as elephants, hippos, rhinos, baboons, buffalo and cheetahs.
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- Complimentary flights from either London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester with regional supplements from just £75pp.
- Convenient airport transfers to and from the ship.
- Enriching city tours and excursions led by knowledgeable local guides.
- All fine dining in multiple venues, including The Chef’s Table. Fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
- Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi.