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The rivers of Africa are the lifeblood of the world's largest continent, bringing the wildlife to its nourishing tides. Experience a world class river cruise along these rivers for a front-row seat to the circle of life in action aboard one of the limited but luxurious river boats. Depending on which cruise you choose, you will have all of the same opportunities as a traditional land-based tour, such as game drives, safari hikes, community visits, and historical tours, plus the added benefit of living on a mobile five-star hotel, like Zambezi Queen, African Dream, Le Lyrial, and Silver Cloud Expedition. Contact us to start planning your luxury cruise of Africa!  
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A variety of wildlife in Africa.
$14,695
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Stars of South Africa

15 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Tour famous wineries
  • Take a cable car ride
  • Drive through Chobe National Park
  • Experience the local culture
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Johannesburg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Inagurate your 15-day adventure with a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two …
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A herd of elephants of all sizes make their way across the valley.
$13,695
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Wildlife and the Falls

13 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Cruise the Chobe River
  • Observe African wildlife
  • Be immersed in African local life
  • Tour Victoria Falls
  • Explore Johannesburg
Starts / Ends:
Johannesburg / Johannesburg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. …
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour, South Africa
$9,422
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Extraordinary South Africa

Maputo to Cape Town - 9 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • See Maputo's Soviet-style buildings
  • Explore Mozambique’s islands
  • Spot rare bird species
  • Take a rickshaw ride along Durban
Starts / Ends:
Maputo / Cape Town
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this on this 9-day Extraordinary Southern Africa cruise from Maputo to Cape Town aboard SH Diana. Begin the cruise in Maputo, the former Portuguese colony in Mozambique, explore its culture, and enjoy pristine beaches. Discover South African shores, spot rare bird species like the …
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African Penguin
$10,995
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Discover Africa

10 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Encounter African penguins up close
  • Explore wildlife-rich Chobe Park
  • Boat safari, bird watch, or fish
  • Learn about Victoria Falls
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 …
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Victoria Falls
$11,848
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth with Extended Stay at The Cape of Good Hope

Port-to-Port Cruise - 13 Day Itinerary aboard African Dream
  • Join a guided tour of Robben Island
  • Explore the Chobe National Park
  • Tour the falls in Zimbabwe
  • Visit Impalila's local school
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Victoria Falls
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
After 4 days of touring South Africa, fly to Namibia and board the African Dream to begin the cruise portion of this tour, along the Chobe and Zambezi rivers. Get an up-close experience of South Africa´s wilderness, enjoy authentic traditional cuisine, learn about age-old customs, and in the …
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Zambezi Queen, Africa Safari
$14,995
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Rivers & Rails of Africa

13 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Enjoy a cable car up Table Mountain
  • Discover local vineyards
  • Visit Kasenu Village
  • Safari through Chobe National Park
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The perfect way to begin your African journey is to spend 3 nights in the picturesque Cape Town.Then fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your 4-night Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the …
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A herd of elephants of all sizes make their way across the valley.
$7,380
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Coastal Treasures of Southwest Africa

Cape Town - Luanda - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Cape Town
  • Discover Kolmanskop, a ghost town
  • Observe thousands of flamingos
  • Explore Namibe Partial Reserve
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Luanda
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 12-day Coastal Treasures of Southwest Africa Cruise from Cape Town to Luanda aboard SH Diana promises an unforgettable journey through captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Begin in vibrant Cape Town, where Table Mountain offers panoramic views and Robben Island shares poignant …
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$12,480
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South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation

Ushuaia-Cape Town - 22 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Learn about South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
  • Explore Gough Island
  • Sail to Tristan da Cunha
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Cape Town
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 22-day South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation expedition cruise aboard SH Vega departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, and sails south to the icy wilderness of the South Shetland Islands. Along the way, see spectacular glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. The cruise …
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$33,900
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Cape Town to Lisbon

42 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore West Coast of Africa
  • Explore lagoons, mountains, wildlif
  • Discover Walvis Bay, Bombom Island
  • Overnight at Lomé and Tema
  • Trip to the Bijagos Archipelago
  • Explore Lisbon
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 40-day Cape Town to Lisbon Cruise aboard Silver Wind, explore some of the most secluded destinations and venture along the West Coast of Africa and the Atlantic Islands. Setting sail from Cape Town to Lisbon, the voyage includes captivating stops in Walvis Bay, Bom Bom Island, Pointe Noire, …
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$12,380
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South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation

22 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Learn about South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
  • Visit South Orkney Islands
  • Sail to Tristan da Cunha
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Cape Town
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 22-day South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation expedition cruise aboard SH Diana departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, and sails south to the icy wilderness of the South Shetland Islands. Along the way, see spectacular glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. The cruise …
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Devil's Cataract in Zimbabwe
$7,701
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth

9 Day Itinerary aboard Zimbabwean Dream
  • Hike to Victoria Falls
  • Look for wildlife
  • Discover Impalila Island
  • Visit Chobe National Park
Starts / Ends:
Johannesburg / Victoria Falls
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
At the edge of a fast-paced world, southern Africa’s beautiful, tranquil landscapes await. From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, you’ll not only discover spectacular panoramas and tumultuous histories, but also incredible wildlife and carefully crafted menus that reflect the flavors and …
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$12,380
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Africa to America Antarctic Epic

Cape Town to Ushuaia - 22 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Discover Cape Town
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Enter the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Zodiac cruises
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this22-day Africa to America Antarctic Epic Expedition Cruise aboard SH Diana,depart from Cape Town, South Africa. Explore Cape Town, a beautiful city with a rich history and culture before boarding the ship. The next few days will be spent crossing the Drake Passage. Once crossed the Drake …
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A close up of a type of traditional dress worn in Africa.
$7,701
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth

9 Day Itinerary aboard African Dream
  • Learn about the region´s legends
  • Explore Chobe National Park
  • Tour Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Visit Impalila's local school
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the African Dream in Johannesburg and begin a 9-day cruise along the Chobe and Zambezi rivers. Get an up-close experience of South Africa´s wilderness, enjoy authentic traditional cuisine, learn about age-old customs, and in the end of your trip admirethe grandness of Victoria …
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A Maasai warrior walks across the African bush
$16,795
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Golden Trails of Africa

17 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Take a safari in search of wildlife
  • Visit Kasenu Village
  • Tour Victoria Falls
  • Explore the Serengeti
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start this 17-day voyage with an overnight stay in Johannesburg. Then off to Kasane, Botswana to board the luxurious Zambezi Queen, which takes you down the Chobe River in elegant accommodations. Enjoy two nights at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Journey to Tanzania …
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