Luxury South Africa Cruise Safari

Experience Africa like you have always wanted.....up close & personal

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  South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

  8 Nights

  PA1M9081


Description

Experience this up-close and personal experience with nature at the ends of the world on board the new luxury African Dream. From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, you’ll discover spectacular panoramas and tumultuous histories, but also incredible wildlife and carefully crafted menus that reflect the flavors and savors of Africa, as well as the most beautiful natural reserves and the secrets of Lake Kariba before taking in the grandeur of the “smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls. 


BONUS INCLUSION:  Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter Free


Your Fly & Cruise package includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Johannesburg, returning from Victoria Falls
  • 8 nights luxury cruise onboard African Dream from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • Includes all meals & drinks, onboard activities and select shore excursions + more

Highlights:

  • Luxurious and comfortable lodge and ship
  • Unique cruise on Lake Kariba through emblematic and mysterious landscapes
  • Land and water safaris in Chobé and Matusadona National Parks
  • The grandness of Victoria Falls is waiting for you, on foot or on board a helicopter 

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Package is based on 02 February 2020 departure.  More departure dates available throughout 2020 – please ask us for a price.

Date

Itinerary

03 Feb 20

Johannesburg

We’ll meet up at the hotel at 11:00 a.m. Departure by coach with your guide. We’ll have lunch before visiting the Apartheid Museum which opened in 2001. It is famous the world over for being the first museum centering on South African history in the 20th century, and more particularly on Apartheid. Afterwards, we’ll set off for a panoramic tour of the city.   We’ll arrive at our four-star hotel where you’ll be welcome to settle into your rooms before dinner.  

04 Feb 20

Johannesburg – Kasane (Botswana)

We’ll take a regular flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your  lodge on board small private boats. Take advantage of your trip to observe the numerous bird species living among the flooded flatlands. You may even catch a glimpse of a few hippos or crocodiles basking in the sun! You’ll be greeted by our crew upon arrival and settle into your comfortable lodge ideally located in an island created by one of the tributaries of the Zambezi River. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge in absolute tranquility at the heart of the wilderness.

05 Feb 20

Chobe National Park (Namibia-Botswana)

We’ll journey out on a full-day safari in Jeeps to explore the Chobe National Park that is home to more than 1/4 of the total elephant population in Africa. Enjoy lunch in a “floating restaurant” in the middle of the river where the views of the surrounding nature are unparalleled. Afterwards, we’ll board small private boats and sail off on Chobe River all the way to Sedudu Island and its marshes. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

06 Feb 20

Impalila Island (Namibia)

Join us for a trip to authentic villages on Impalila Island, Namibia, to discover the traditional Namibian houses, culture and customs. Return to our lodge for lunch. This afternoon, you can enjoy time at leisure at the lodge, taking advantage of the private pools and comfortable fittings, or join us for a discovery of the Zambezi River on small private boats. We’ll have dinner at the lodge. Tonight, let a local tell you all about the traditions of this particular island. We’ll spend the night at the lodge.

07 Feb 20

Kasane – Victoria Falls – Lake Kariba

We’ll depart from the lodge for the Kasane airport. On board small private planes, you’ll be amazed at the stunning panoramas over Lake Kariba and the changing landscapes of the wilderness during your flight from Kasane to Kariba.  Embark African Dream and enjoy lunch on board after comfortably settling into your cabins. We’ll start sailing across the lake.  We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

08 Feb 20

Lake Kariba – Sailing on the Gache & Sanyati Rivers

At sunrise, we’ll set sail through the rare and mysterious landscapes of Lake Kariba where drowned trees reach skywards from the depths of the reflecting water. Set out on small private boats to discover the Gache Gache River and its unique wildlife.  Return on board for lunch. This afternoon, we’ll discover one of the most impressive gorges to be found at Lake Kariba as we sail through the Sanyati Gorge until sundown. Welcome back for dinner on board.

09 Feb 20

Lake Kariba – Matusadona National Park

We’ll journey out this morning on a safari to discover the area around Matusadona National Park. Bordered by the Sanyati and Ume Rivers, this 1,400km²/540 sq mi-large untouched area is home to numerous animal species such as elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos as well as thousands of birds, among which the legendary African Sea Eagle, the majestic Yellow-billed Stork, or the Black Heron with its interesting hunting method. We might be lucky enough to cross paths with a big cat or two!. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and start sailing again. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

10 Feb 20

Kariba – Victoria Falls

At sunrise, we’ll set sail towards Kariba to disembark and journey out to the airport and board our private planes for a flight out to Victoria Falls. Enjoy an exceptional lunch cruise on the Zambezi River, upstream from the falls. This afternoon, we’ll leave for a tour on foot of the falls where the views are among the most exceptional in the world. We’ll also see where the Zambezi River plunges over the cliff to become the widest waterfall in the world, creating the “smoke that thunders.” Tonight we’ll enjoy a “Boma” dinner with traditional dance and music. Overnight at a 4 star hotel

11 Feb 20

Victoria Falls

Breakfast. Early morning excursion: Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter. Tour Ends

 

 

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and based on a Main Deck 2 Twin Cabin.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 05 August 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Visas are not included.  Bonus Free Victoria Falls in a Helicopter Excursion is available until sold out. This excursion is if cancelled and does not have a monetary value.Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

 

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