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8 Nights from South Africa to Zambia

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Johannesburg to Victoria Falls (11A_PP) - 9 days

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG (South Africa)

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. In addition to being South Africa’s financial capital, Johannesburg is also the city of superlatives. It is indeed the richest town in Africa, with the tallest buildings and widest social discrepancies, but is also infused with one of the best atmospheres you’ll ever come across. We’ll arrive at our four-star hotel LS where you’ll be welcome to settle into your rooms before dinner. You’ll spend the night at the hotel.

Day 2: JOHANNESBURG - KASANE - ARRIVAL AT CASCADES LODGE (SOUTH AFRICA-BOTSWANA-NAMIBIA)

We’ll take a regular flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your CroisiEurope 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.

Day 3: LODGE: 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.

Day 4: LODGE: IMPALILA ISLAND (NAMIBIA)

Join us for a trip to authentic villages on Impalila Island, Namibia, to discover the traditional Namibian houses, culture and customs. We’ll 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.

Day 5: CASCADES LODGE - KASANE - LAKE KARIBA - BOARDING THE SHIP (NAMIBIA - BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE)

We’ll depart from the lodge for one last water safari in the Chobe National Park area. After lunch, we'll set out 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. You’ll be transferred to board the African Dream and comfortably settle into your cabins. We’ll start sailing across the lake. Reaching over 140mi/200km in length and spanning a distance of approximately 25mi/40km at its widest point, the lake flooded flatlands, hills and forests alike, creating unique and emblematic landscapes. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 6: SHIP: LAKE KARIBA - SAILING ON THE GACHE-GACHE RIVER (ZIMBABWE)

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. We’ll set out on small private boats to discover the Gache Gache River and its unique wildlife. Gliding along its meanders, large bends and small, unspoiled inlets, you’ll be amazed by the magical atmosphere all around. We’ll return on board for lunch. This afternoon, we’ll sail towards Changa. When the sun starts to set, we'll set out on small private boats to admire the changing colors of the sky. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 7: SHIP: LAKE KARIBA - MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK (ZIMBABWE)

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! The history of the park is closely linked with that of the lake: during the construction of the dam, the rising floodwaters affected the native wildlife although the damage was mitigated by Operation Noah, an initiative which saved the lives of over 6,000 animals. This rescue operation allowed for large mammals, big cats, impalas and more to be moved to Matusadona where hunting is strictly prohibited. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and start sailing again. During this time, a round table will be the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the Lake, its inhabitants as well as its ecosystem. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 8: SHIP: KARIBA - VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

At sunrise, we’ll set sail towards Kariba to disembark and journey out to the airport. We’ll discover the gigantic Kariba Dam which was created in 1955 to form Lake Kariba. Today, the dam serves as a source of electric power for 70% of Zimbabwe. You’ll get to discover the history and legends surrounding the creation of the lake, including the tale of NyamiNyami, the river god. We’ll fly out to Victoria Falls on board private planes. 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, enjoy dinner at your hotel OR buffet dinner at the BOMA restaurant with an introduction to the African drum(1). We’ll spend the night at a four-star hotel LS.

*NOTE: From the departure of May 2nd 2019 onwards, you'll be able to choose between dinner at your hotel OR buffet dinner at the BOMA restaurant with an introduction to the African drum. Please inform your travel agency of your preferred option upon confirmation of your booking. If we do not receive this information, dinner at the BOMA restaurant will be automatically booked. We will honor your choice depending on availability.�

Day 9: VICTORIA FALLS

Breakfast.
OPTIONAL early morning excursion: Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter (must be booked before cruise departure. Last minute reservation cannot be acommodated.) End of our services at the hotel.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • The order and times of the visits can be changed depending on the weather.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • The observation of wildlife can't be guaranteed.
  • The helicopter ride depends on suitable weather conditions.
    Departure Dates & Pricing
    Start City

    Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin

    (Rates include the pre-paid airport taxes and pre-paid gratuities to local guides and drivers)

    From Johannesburg
    Hotel Check-in Date
    Cruise Embarkation Date (Lake Kariba)
    Main Deck Suite with panoramic windows
    Main Deck Suite with balcony
    Main Deck Suite with panoramic windows - Single Passenger Rate
    Main Deck Suite with balcony - Single Passenger Rate
    Nov 26, 2019
    Nov 30, 2019
    $7,101
    $7,436
    $10,525
    $11,026
    Nov 29, 2019
    Dec 3, 2019
    $7,101
    $7,437
    $10,526
    $11,027
    Dec 2, 2019
    Dec 6, 2019
    $7,101
    $7,437
    $10,526
    $11,027
    Dec 8, 2019
    Dec 12, 2019
    $7,101
    $7,437
    $10,526
    $11,027
    Dec 14, 2019
    Dec 18, 2019
    $7,101
    $7,437
    $10,526
    $11,027
    Dec 17, 2019
    Dec 21, 2019
    $7,336
    $7,672
    $10,761
    $11,262
    Dec 20, 2019
    Dec 24, 2019
    $7,336
    $7,672
    $10,761
    $11,262
    Dec 26, 2019
    Dec 30, 2019
    $7,336
    $7,672
    $10,761
    $11,262
    Feb 3, 2020
    Feb 7, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Feb 9, 2020
    Feb 13, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Feb 12, 2020
    Feb 16, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Feb 18, 2020
    Feb 22, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Feb 21, 2020
    Feb 25, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Feb 24, 2020
    Feb 28, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Feb 27, 2020
    Mar 2, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Mar 1, 2020
    Mar 5, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Mar 4, 2020
    Mar 8, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Mar 7, 2020
    Mar 11, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Mar 25, 2020
    Mar 29, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Mar 28, 2020
    April 1, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Mar 31, 2020
    Apr 4, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Apr 6, 2020
    Apr 10, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Apr 9, 2020
    Apr 13, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Apr 30, 2020
    May 4, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    May 9, 2020
    May 13, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    May 24, 2020
    May 28, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    May 27, 2020
    May 31, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    May 30, 2020
    Apr 3, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jun 5, 2020
    Jun 9, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jun 8, 2020
    Jun 12, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jun 11, 2020
    Jun 15, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jun 17, 2020
    Jun 21, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jun 23, 2020
    Jun 27, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jun 29, 2020
    Jul 3, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 2, 2020
    Jul 6, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 5, 2020
    Jul 9, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 8, 2020
    Jul 12, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 14, 2020
    Jul 18, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 17, 2020
    Jul 21, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 20, 2020
    Jul 24, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 23, 2020
    Jul 24, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 26, 2020
    Jul 30, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Jul 29, 2020
    Aug 2, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 1, 2020
    Aug 5, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 7, 2020
    Aug 11, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 10, 2020
    Aug 14, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 13, 2020
    Aug 17, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 16, 2020
    Aug 20, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 19, 2020
    Aug 23, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 22, 2020
    Aug 26, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 25, 2020
    Aug 29, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 28, 2020
    Sep 1, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Aug 31, 2020
    Sep 4, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Sep 3, 2020
    Sep 8, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Sep 6, 2020
    Sep 10, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Sep 15, 2020
    Sep 19, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Sep 27, 2020
    Oct 1, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Sep 30, 2020
    Oct 4, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Oct 12, 2020
    Oct 16, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Oct 15, 2020
    Oct 19, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Oct 27, 2020
    Oct 31, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Oct 30, 2020
    Nov 3, 2020
    $8,066
    $8,402
    $10,611
    $11,118
    Nov 23, 2020
    Nov 27, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Nov 29, 2020
    Dec 3, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Dec 2, 2020
    Dec 6, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Dec 5, 2020
    Dec 9, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Dec 8, 2020
    Dec 12, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Dec 11, 2020
    Dec 15, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Dec 14, 2020
    Dec 18, 2020
    $7,315
    $7,649
    $9,860
    $10,365
    Dec 17, 2020
    Dec 21, 2020
    $7,549
    $7,887
    $10,094
    $10,603
    Dec 20, 2020
    Dec 24, 2020
    $7,549
    $7,887
    $10,094
    $10,603
    Dec 23, 2020
    Dec 27, 2020
    $7,549
    $7,887
    $10,094
    $10,603
    IMPORTANT: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
    The airport taxes for the intra-Africa domestic flight are pre-paid at time of reservation.
    Tips for local guides and drivers are pre-paid at time of reservation (Excluding tips for crew members onboard the ship and at the lodge).
    VISAS are required for travel to Africa. Please consult with your Consulate for more information.
    Prices Include:

The domestic flight Johannesburg/Kasane - airport taxes accommodation in a double cabin in your choice of category double-occupancy accomodations in a first-class lodge and in 4* hotels all meals drinks served at all meals and drinks served at the bar on the ship and at the lodge In Johannesburg and Victoria falls, drinks include: 1 water, 1 glass of local wine or 1 soda or 1 local beer, 1 tea or coffee per person and per meal the excursions mentioned in the program

 

Prices Do Not Include:

international flights flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg airport taxes for international and domestic flights (including the flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg) transfers cancellation and baggage insurance Zimbabwean visa (US$30 to this day, to be paid for in case and on site in US$) cancellation/baggage insurance - tips for crewmembers on board the African Dream and at the lodge (for ninformational purposes, daily tips per passenger amount to $5 USD optional excursion the Botswana Tourism levy (US$30 to be paid for in cash and on site in US$, and likely to be applicable in the year) personal expenses. 


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