2024 : Golden Trails of Africa : 16-night Cruise : Johannesburg to Arusha : ms Zambezi Queen
4- Night Cruise With 1 Night Johannesburg (Or 3 Nights Cape Town), 4-Night Safari Cruise, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, 2 Nights Johannesburg And 7 Nights Tanzania
Your journey begins with an overnight stay in Johannesburg (option to start with 3 nights in Cape Town). Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana and board the Zambezi Queen, your wildlife river cruise vessel on the Chobe River for the next 4 nights. Enjoy two nights at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. From here, fly to Johannesburg for two nights at your intimate, all-suite hotel. Depart to Nairobi where a connecting flight brings you to your Tanzania safari. Enjoy two nights at three of the four luxury Tanzanian lodges: Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, and the luxury-tented Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp.
COUNTRIES: Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Golden Trails of Africa
At A Glance
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included 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.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
DINING AND CUISINE
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Day 1 : ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Fairlawns Hotel.
Day 2 : JOHANNESBURG - KASANE, BOTSWANA - ZAMBEZI QUEEN - EMBARKATION
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)
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)
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)
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)
Day 6 : ZAMBEZI QUEEN - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast and be on the lookout for wildlife. Afterward, transfer to the 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. Later this afternoon, join a cocktail reception with appetizers aboard a vintage steam train and make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge to watch the sunset over the Falls. (B)
Day 7 : 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, followed by a special dinner with live local entertainment at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 8 : VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with its parklike setting and wonderful Spa. (B)
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)
Day 10 : JOHANNESBURG - KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA - ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Fly to Kilimanjaro where you will be met by an AmaWaterways Representative 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Call (256) 891-0888 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17255070
- Cruise Line
- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 17 Days
- Cruise Ship
- ms Zambezi Queen
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|Day 6||Victoria Falls|
|Day 7||Victoria Falls|
|Day 11||Tarangire National Park|
|Day 12||Tarangire National Park|
|Day 14||Ngorongoro Crater|
|Day 16||Serengeti National Park|
3-NIGHT CAPE TOWN PRE-EXTENSIONInstead of spending your first night in Johannesburg, start your trip early and enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town before the cruise. This includes a full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and a full-day Cape Winelands or Robben Island tour as well as an extra flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. From $2,395 per person.
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change
Intra-Africa Air$2,790 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
Single Supplement50% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA; 100% of twin price for Cat. MS. Please see terms below for details.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds; Option B: One large bed
VisaVisas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information
Terms & Conditions:
Fares shown include Cruise and Land Programs (as stated, depending on itinerary) and are based on double occupancy of an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Fares include airport transfers and all applicable Intra-Africa air, but do not include international flights. Any offers shown are valid on select sailings only and are combinable with all past guest programs and guest service certificates, but not combinable with any other offers or promotions. Solo guests must pay an additional solo supplement. Fares and offers are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Offers are capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Gratuities are additional. Other restrictions may apply. Please see our brochure or website for full Terms & Conditions.