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Your African adventure begins with a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane and transfer to the Chobe River to begin your wildlife cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Encounter elephants, leopards, lions, gazelles, and buffaloes. Conclude your journey with two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Cape Town
Day 2 : Cape Town
Day 3 : Cape Town
Day 4 : Embark the Zambezi Queen
Day 5 : Cruise on the Zambezi Queen
Day 6 : Cruise on the Zambezi Queen
Day 7 : Cruise on the Zambezi Queen
Day 8 : Disembark the Zambezi Queen-Victoria Falls
Day 9 : Victoria Falls
Day 10 : Victoria Falls-Johannesburg


  • Visit Boulder's Beach for an up-close encounter with African penguins
  • Explore the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park by safari vehicle
  • Boat safari, bird watch, or fish for tigerfish on the Chobe River
  • Learn about the flora and fauna surrounding Victoria Falls


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Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town

Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine white sand beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with vibrant restaurants and remarkable sightseeing activities. After your airport greeting, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 2 Cape Town

Your full-day tour starts with a cable car journey up the famous Table Mountain, which offers magnificent views from its summit. Afterwards, head off on a scenic drive through the wine regions outside Cape Town – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Visit two famous wine estates to taste various South African wines. Enjoy lunch with drinks at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Day 3 Cape Town

After breakfast at your hotel, you will journey by motor coach along the Atlantic Seaboard, past the 12 Apostles and Hout Bay and through Chapman’s Peak, one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. You’ll also see the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and majestic Cape Point, where you will venture to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to Boulders Beach for an exciting close-up encounter with African penguins.

Day 4 Embark the Zambezi Queen

After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana via Johannesburg. Here you will be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats will escort you to board the Zambezi Queen. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the vessel.

Day 5 Cruise on the Zambezi Queen

Today you’ll have a safari game-drive into the Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in Africa. Experience your first game drive by vehicle as you set off in search for an array of different animials in Botswana’s most famous National Park. From here, you will journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch as well as time to relax on board and enjoy the scenery. Tonight, savor your dinner on board, followed by an entertaining presentation about the history of the Chobe area.

Day 6 Cruise on the Zambezi Queen

This morning, visit the Kasenu village to experience the local culture first-hand. If you prefer to use your time in search of more animals, you can join a morning safari by boat as you explore the banks of Chobe National Park. Return to the vessel for lunch and relaxation, then depart for a river safari along with sundowner drinks. Towards the end of your river safari by boat, enjoy a chance to take in the famous African sunset from the vantage point of the Chobe River. This evening, head ashore for an African Boma Dinner, which features various flavorful local specialties. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will show you the African sky, pointing out southern hemisphere constellations.

Day 7 Cruise on the Zambezi Queen

You have a choice of exciting water activities throughout the day. Options include a private boat safari, a bird watching excursion, or an expedition to catch the ferocious tigerfish. Today you will also enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a special river barge which will allow you to venture into new areas of the Chobe River. This excursion will offer you a new viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will host your Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 8 Disembark the Zambezi Queen-Victoria Falls

This morning, transfer to the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Settle into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the city or experiencing one of the many activities offered at your hotel.

Day 9 Victoria Falls

Today, a local guide and your Cruise Manager take you on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls, where you can learn about its history and the flora and fauna that makes this area so unique. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner Cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game and enjoy a delicious mix of tapas with drinks and music.

Day 10 Victoria Falls-Johannesburg

After breakfast, bid adieu to Africa as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home.

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Suite A and B.
Suite B
Upper Deck, 215 sq feet. Private bath facilities, separate sitting area, balcony.
Suite A and B.
Suite A
Upper Deck, 235 sq feet. Private bath facilities, separate sitting area, balcony.
Master Suite.
Master Suite
Upper Deck, 300 sq feet. Private bath facilities, separate sitting area, balcony.


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Please note: Cruise fare does not include airfare, please add $1,085 per person for Intra-Africa Air.

Included Features

- 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, including daily breakfast
- Full-day Winelands Tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with lunch and two wine tastings
- Full-day Cape Point Tour via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope, with lunch and drinks
- Cape Point funicular and Cableway up Table Mountain

- 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom
- Full-day Chobe National Park game drive
- Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
- Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank
- Visit to Kasenu village to experience local culture
- Explore in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe
- Traditional African Boma Dinner onshore
- Lunch excursion on private safari boat
- All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer

- 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel, including daily breakfast
- Exclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Dinner Cruise
- Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park

Note: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information.
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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