Rivers & Rails of Africa : 2018 - Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen (Cruise & Land)

Your African journey begins with a three-night stay in Cape Town where you'll explore the Atlantic Seaboard including the Cape of Good Hope and an African penguin encounter. You'll also take a cableway up Table Mountain and then choose between a wine region tour or a visit to Robben Island that includes a cultural tour of Cape Town's diverse neighborhoods. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana for your four-night Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Then continue with two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world's great and impressive natural wonders. From here, you will join the Rovos Rail. Enjoy a three-night luxurious train journey as you travel through approximately 1,000 miles of breathtaking scenery from Zimbabwe into South Africa.


  • Arrival airport transfer
  • 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace hotel in upgraded Table Mountain View Rooms including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full day Cape of Good Hope tour including African Penguin encounter and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island follwed by lunch and tour of Cape Town's diverse neighborhoods


  • 4-night accommodations in a balcony suite
  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Private boat safaris along the banks of the Chobe River
  • Visit to African village for a cultural interaction with the community
  • African-themed dinner
  • All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer


  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in upgraded Stable Wing Rooms including daily breakfast
  • Sunset cocktail reception aboard a historic steam train to Victoria Falls Bridge, followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise with drinks, tapas and music
  • Victoria Falls neighborhood tour with home hosted lunch


  • 3-night journey on the Rovos Rail luxury train in an upgraded Deluxe Suite
  • All meals and drinks included on board the train
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified guide
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities


  • Departure airport transfer


    Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine white sand beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage. After your airport greeting by an AmaWaterways representative, transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director hosts a Welcome Reception at 6:30 pm. (WR)

    Day 2 : CAPE TOWN
    Your full day exploration on one of the world's most beautiful drives takes you southeast along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope, first rounded in modern times in 1488 by the Portuguese in their attempt to establish trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Also visit Boulder Beach, home to thousands of African Penguins. Lunch today is fine dining with drinks overlooking False Bay. (B,L)

    Day 3 : CAPE TOWN
    Choose from two sightseeing options today: The first option is to take a cableway up Table Mountain for spectacular views from the summit. Then head out to the scenic Cape Winelands, which comprises the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl valleys. Visit two renowned vineyards and sample their wines. A sumptuous regional lunch will be included along the way. Or you can choose to board a ferry to Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. Your tour will be led by a former inmate before returning back to Cape Town. After lunch, board the cableway to the summit of Table Mountain followed by a drive through some of the city's diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)

    Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), cross into Namibia and board the Zambezi Queen. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. (B,D)

    This morning embark on a boat safari to explore the Chobe River's spectacular game viewing. Then journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and time to relax on board. Later today, enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a special double decker barge which will allow you to venture into the southern channels. This excursion will offer you an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat (B,L,D)

    Join a full day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. Chobe National Park is home to one of the most dense populations of wildlife in Africa. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog and cape buffalo. Prides of lions, hyenas and (more rarely) cheetahs, are normally visible along the way. Lunch will be a delicious picnic served up under the trees. (B,L,D)

    This morning, enjoy an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture first hand. Spend time with the children of the village as well as its elders and learn about their day-to-day life. After lunch on board, you can choose your afternoon activity including an afternoon safari by boat, bird watching or fishing. Tonight your crew hosts an African-themed dinner complete with singing and dancing. (B,L,D)

    Transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. This evening travel back in time aboard a historic steam train and jaunt onto the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge. The sweeping views are unforgettable and with five-star service you'll enjoy cocktails and appetizers along the way. Dinner follows at the hotel. (B,D)

    Join a local guide for a tour of remarkable Victoria Falls, more commonly referred to as the smoke that thunders. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Relax and enjoy the amenities and grounds of your iconic hotel, walk into town for a little shopping or perhaps take an optional outing. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner cruise complete with drinks and tapas, along with music. (B)

    Enjoy a leisurely morning and then tour the local neighborhoods of the town of Victoria Falls. Along the way, stop for a home hosted lunch and learn about the day-to-day lives of the town's residents. Later this afternoon transfer to the Victoria Falls train station. Once onboard, be sure to check out the Lounge and Observation Cars. Dinner is served in the dining car tonight as your train journey begins. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : ROVOS RAIL
    An early morning as you disembark for your safari in the Hwange Game Reserve. After returning to the train, enjoy brunch as you journey towards South Africa. Delectable dinner selections are served on board for you to savor tonight. (B,L,D)

    Day 12 : ROVOS RAIL
    Enter South Africa, your third and final country during this voyage. Lunch will be served in the dining car as the train travels through the farmlands of the Marico Valley. Enjoy your last afternoon on the train as you prepare for your final dinner on board. (B,L,D)

    This morning your train journey comes to a close, but not before you enjoy one last breakfast on board and a final scenic stretch. After your late morning arrival in Pretoria, South Africa you will be transferred to the airport in Johannesburg for your onward flight home. Please do not schedule onward flights before 4:00 pm. (B)

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