Discover Africa Cruise

Your 12-day African adventure begins with a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane and transfser 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 buffalos. Conclude your journey with two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Day 1

    Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa

    Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine white sand beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with chic 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, South Africa

      Your full-day tour starts with a cable car journey up the famous Table Mountain, which offers magnificent views from its summit. Continue by motor coach along the Atlantic Seaboard, past the 12 Apostles and Hout Bay and along Chapman’s Peak, one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. You can also see the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and majestic Cape Point, where you can 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. (B,L)

      Day 3

        Cape Town, South Africa

        After breakfast, head off on a scenic drive through the wine regions outside Cape Town – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Visit two famous wine estates for tastings, then enjoy lunch with drinks at a local restaurant. You also have a private cellar tour and tasting at a wine estate owned by South African golf champion and award-winning winemaker Ernie Els before returning to your hotel. (B,L)

        Day 4

          Fly to Kasane, Bostwana / Embark

          After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana and transfer to the Chobe River, where a private safari boat will transport you to the Zambezi Queen. Late this afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the ship. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Chobe National Park, Botswana

            Today you have a full-day game drive in Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy a private picnic within the park, then continue your safari before returning to the Zambezi Queen for High Tea. Tonight, savor your dinner on board, followed by an entertaining presentation about the history of the Chobe area. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Kasenu Village, Botswana

              This morning take part in an unforgettable visit to Kasenu village to experience the local culture first-hand. Afterwards, you have the option to explore smaller waterways in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Return to the ship for lunch, then depart for a river safari with sundowner drinks. This evening, head ashore for an African Boma Dinner, which features various flavorful local specialties. Tonight, your Cruise Manager shows you the African sky, pointing out southern hemisphere constellations. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Cruising the Chobe River, Botswana

                You have a choice of exciting water activities this morning. Options include a private boat safari, a bird watching excursion, or an expedition to catch the ferocious Tigerfish. Enjoy a safari lunch cruise as you observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Tonight, your Cruise Manager hosts a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Disembark

                  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 by your hotel. (B)

                  Day 9

                    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

                    A local guide takes you on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls National Park today. Learn about its history and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner Dinner Cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game and enjoy a delicious dinner with drinks and music. (B,D)

                    Day 10

                      Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa / Depart

                      After breakfast, bid adieu to Africa as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home. (B)
                       Suite BSuite AMaster Suite
                      Intra-Africa Air: $1,165 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges
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                      Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                      Please note: Cruise fare does not include airfare, please add $1,085 per person for Intra-Africa Air.

                      Included Features

                      CAPE TOWN
                      - 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

                      ZAMBEZI QUEEN
                      - 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

                      VICTORIA FALLS
                      - 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.

                      Deposit & Payment

                      Initial deposit is $1400 for 2013 departures, $2700 for 2014 departures, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at:

                      Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                      Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex.

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                      Cancellation Policy

                      Days Prior to departureFee
                      121 days or more$800 per person
                      120-90 days$1400 per person
                      89-60 days40% trip cost
                      59-30 days55% trip cost
                      29-0 days100% trip cost