Wildlife & the Falls

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Wildlife & the Falls



Tour Description:

Your journey begins with a one night-night stay in cosmopolitan Johannesburg. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. After exploring the Chobe region and National Park, head off to Victoria Falls for two nights, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Fly back to Johannesburg for two nights and visit the township of Soweto and learn about its past struggles and the rise of the human spirit. Then take a short flight to the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a five-star game lodge, known for some of the best safari viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives and exceptional amenities, service and cuisine.

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Dates & Pricing

Sunday 30 Jun 24 — Friday 12 Jul 24Starting at $14,695 Get a Quote
Sunday 14 Jul 24 — Friday 26 Jul 24Starting at $14,695 Get a Quote
Sunday 21 Jul 24 — Friday 02 Aug 24Starting at $14,695 Get a Quote
Sunday 15 Sep 24 — Friday 27 Sep 24Starting at $14,795 Get a Quote
Sunday 09 Mar 25 — Friday 21 Mar 25Starting at $13,695 Get a Quote
Sunday 23 Mar 25 — Friday 04 Apr 25Starting at $13,795 Get a Quote
Sunday 06 Apr 25 — Friday 18 Apr 25Starting at $13,895 Get a Quote
Sunday 13 Apr 25 — Friday 25 Apr 25Starting at $13,895 Get a Quote
Sunday 27 Apr 25 — Friday 09 May 25Starting at $13,895 Get a Quote
Sunday 04 May 25 — Friday 16 May 25Starting at $14,095 Get a Quote
Sunday 18 May 25 — Friday 30 May 25Starting at $14,195 Get a Quote
Sunday 08 Jun 25 — Friday 20 Jun 25Starting at $14,495 Get a Quote
Sunday 06 Jul 25 — Friday 18 Jul 25Starting at $14,595 Get a Quote
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Sunday 27 Jul 25 — Friday 08 Aug 25Starting at $14,495 Get a Quote
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Sunday 24 Aug 25 — Friday 05 Sep 25Starting at $14,495 Get a Quote
Sunday 21 Sep 25 — Friday 03 Oct 25Starting at $14,795 Get a Quote
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Sunday 08 Mar 26 — Friday 20 Mar 26Starting at $13,795 Get a Quote
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Sunday 14 Jun 26 — Friday 26 Jun 26Starting at $14,795 Get a Quote
Sunday 21 Jun 26 — Friday 03 Jul 26Starting at $14,995 Get a Quote
Sunday 28 Jun 26 — Friday 10 Jul 26Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
Sunday 05 Jul 26 — Friday 17 Jul 26Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
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Sunday 19 Jul 26 — Friday 31 Jul 26Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
Sunday 26 Jul 26 — Friday 07 Aug 26Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
Sunday 02 Aug 26 — Friday 14 Aug 26Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
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Sunday 30 Aug 26 — Friday 11 Sep 26Starting at $15,395 Get a Quote
Sunday 06 Sep 26 — Friday 18 Sep 26Starting at $15,395 Get a Quote
Sunday 13 Sep 26 — Friday 25 Sep 26Starting at $15,395 Get a Quote
Sunday 20 Sep 26 — Friday 02 Oct 26Starting at $15,395 Get a Quote
Sunday 27 Sep 26 — Friday 09 Oct 26Starting at $15,195 Get a Quote
Sunday 11 Oct 26 — Friday 23 Oct 26Starting at $14,895 Get a Quote
Sunday 01 Nov 26 — Friday 13 Nov 26Starting at $14,395 Get a Quote
Sunday 08 Nov 26 — Friday 20 Nov 26Starting at $14,195 Get a Quote


ITINERARY

Day 1
ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. 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.

Day 2
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.

Day 2
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION. Embark the Zambezi Queen in Kasane. Late this afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the ship.

Day 3
ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River’s diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari.

Day 4
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 buffalo. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic.

Day 5
ZAMBEZI QUEEN. 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.

Day 6
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION. Disembark your cruise in Kasane.

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.

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.

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.

Day 9
JOHANNESBURG. 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.

Day 10
JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA. 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.

Day 11
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA. 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.

Day 12
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA. Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time at your game lodge.

Day 13
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA – JOHANNESBURG. 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 before 4:30 p.m.