Southern Africa: Travel to the ends of the earth with extended stay at Cape of Good Hope

11 Nights from South Africa to Zambia

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls (14F_CLPP) - 12 days

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: CAPE TOWN

We'll meet up at the hotel in the morning and have a panoramic tour of the city. Cape Town is a meticulously preserved city with modern towers in the center, cobblestone roads and a bounty of historical monuments. We’ll then take the Table Mountain Cableway to soak up the 360-degree views of Table Bay and the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains (subject to favorable weather conditions). We’ll have dinner and spend the night at our 4-star hotel.

Day 2: ROBBEN ISLAND/ GROOT CONSTANTIA WINE ESTATE

During the first part of our day, we’ll visit a place that needs no introduction with regards to its significance in South Africa’s and indeed the world’s history: Robben Island. We’ll have a guided tour of the island and its cells, given by one of its former prisoners. We’ll return to Cape Town for lunch on the waterfront. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Groot Constantia estate, considered the oldest vineyard in South Africa. For the past 300 years, agricultural activities at Groot Constantia have focused on wine making, and the Constantia wines have become renowned throughout Europe. We’ll visit the cellar followed by a tasting. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 3: THE CAPE PENINSULA

Today, we’ll set out for the legendary Cape of Good Hope. We’ll ride along Chapman’s Peak Drive, located on the Atlantic coast of the southwestern tip of South Africa. The narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora. We’ll take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular to the summit to see the old lighthouse and relish the panoramic views. We’ll have lunch before discovering the penguin colony near Simon’s Town. Once called Jackass Penguins, they are famous for their hilarious braying call. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 4: CAPE TOWN / JOHANNESBURG

You’ll be transferred to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Depart by coach towards Soweto, which came to the world's attention in 1976 with the Soweto Uprising, when mass protests erupted over the government's policy to enforce education in the Afrikaans language rather than English. It has been estimated that one-third of Johannesburg’s population lives in Soweto. All eleven of South Africa’s official languages are spoken here. It is a community of extremes: on the one hand there is abject poverty, and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. We’ll have lunch before setting out on a panoramic tour to discover Freedom Park and the unique atmosphere in this well-known neighborhood. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at a four-star hotel.

Day 5: JOHANNESBURG - KASANE (Embarkation Day) - CRUISING ON THE AFRICAN DREAM

We’ll fly from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to board our luxury ship, the African Dream. Enjoy lunch after a welcome cocktail. Our first nature and wildlife cruise will be to observe the different species along the Kasai Channel. Afterwards, we’ll return to our private mooring in the heart of the Chobe River. We’ll have dinner and spend the night onboard.

Day 6: CRUISING ON THE AFRICAN DREAM

We’ll journey out on our first safari today in Jeeps equipped exclusively with misters for the comfort of our guests. We’ll explore the Chobe National Park that is home to more than 1/4 of the total elephant population in Africa. We’ll have lunch before spending the afternoon cruising to the Zambezi River, marking the border between Zambia and Namibia. In the afternoon, we’ll leave on small motor boats for a water safari in search of the larger animals. You’ll enjoy a unique, up-close experience with the wildlife that lives on the banks from just a few yards away. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 7: CRUISING ON THE AFRICAN DREAM

We’ll spend the day cruising to Kabulabula. The Chobe National Park has a myriad of swamps, flooded plains, lakes and rivers, making this cruise the ideal and most-adapted way to set out on unforgettable tours. Along the entire route, you’ll discover some of the richest pockets of wildlife in Africa, including zebras, water buffalos, antelopes and an abundance of birds. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 8: CHOBE RIVER (Disembarkation Day) - SEDUDU ISLAND - ARRIVAL AT LODGE

This morning we’ll disembark the ship and leave on an early water safari to try to catch more than a glimpse of the big five. We’ll have lunch in “floating restaurant” in the middle of the river and feast on some local delicacies. We’ll then leave for the lodge. As we travel, we'll see Sedudu Island and its marshes, overflowing with abundant wildlife such as hippopotami, water buffalos and crocodiles. After we arrive at CroisiEurope’s lodge, and you’ll check into your rooms. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Day 9: IMPALILA ISLAND

In the morning, we’ll leave for a visit to the local school to meet the teachers and students. This will be a truly unique face-to-face experience that will enrichen your travels. We’ll return to the lodge for lunch. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to take advantage of the activities proposed at the lodge or spend the time relaxing under the trees or by the pool. After dinner tonight, let a local storyteller entrance you with the mysterious legends of the region. We’ll spend the night at the lodge.

Day 10: IMPALILA ISLAND

This morning, join us for a trip to an authentic village to discover the culture and customs of the area. We’ll meet the locals and learn about traditional Namibian houses. After lunch at the lodge, join us for some activities delving into local customs. Dinner will be served under the stars this evening, a truly wonderful way to experience the African skies. We’ll spend the night at the lodge.

Day 11: VICTORIA FALLS

We’ll leave by coach for Victoria Falls and on an exceptional lunch cruise at the foot of the falls. This afternoon, we’ll leave for a tour on foot of the falls in Zimbabwe, 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 tallest waterfall in the world, creating the “smoke that thunders.” Tonight we’ll enjoy a “Boma” dinner with traditional dance and music. We’ll spend the night at a four-star hotel.

Day 12: VICTORIA FALLS

Optional early morning excursion: Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter. End of our services.

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 in the Chobe National Park can't be guaranteed.
  • The helicopter ride depends on suitable weather conditions.
    2017 and 2018 Departure Dates
    Start City
    Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
    From Johannesburg
    Hotel Check-in Date
    Cruise Embarkation Date
    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
    Dec 3, 2017
    Dec 7, 2017
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Dec 9, 2017
    Dec 13, 2017
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Dec 15, 2017
    Dec 19, 2017
    $8,729
    $9,377
    $11,367
    $12,015
    Dec 27, 2017
    Dec 31,2017
    $8,729
    $9,377
    $11,367
    $12,015
    Jan 2, 2018
    Jan 6, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jan 20, 2018
    Jan 24, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jan 26, 2018
    Jan 30, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Feb 25, 2018
    Mar 1 , 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Mar 3, 2018
    Mar 7, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Mar 27, 2018
    Mar 31, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Apr 2, 2018
    Apr 6, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Apr 8, 2018
    Apr 12, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Apr 20, 2018
    Apr 24, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Apr 26, 2018
    Apr 30, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    May 2, 2018
    May 6, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    May 8, 2018
    May 12, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    May 26, 2018
    May 30, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jun 1, 2018
    Jun 5, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jun 13, 2018
    Jun 17, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jun 25, 2018
    Jun 29, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jul 7, 2018
    Jul 11, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jul 13, 2018
    Jul 17, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jul 19, 2018
    Jul 23, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Jul 25, 2018
    Jul 29, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Aug 6, 2018
    Aug 10, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Aug 12, 2018
    Aug 16, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Aug 18, 2018
    Aug 22, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Aug 24, 2018
    Aug 28, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Sep 5, 2018
    Sep 9, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Sep 11, 2018
    Sep 15, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Sep 23, 2018
    Sep 27, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Oct 11, 2018
    Oct 15, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Oct 17, 2018
    Oct 21, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Oct 23, 2018
    Oct 27, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    Nov 16, 2018
    Nov 20, 2018
    $8,501
    $9, 149
    $11,139
    $11,787
    IMPORTANT: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
    VISAS are required for travel to Africa. Please consult with your Consulate for more information.

 

Prices Include:

the domestic flight Johannesburg/Kasane double-occupancy accommodations at the lodge and at 4-star hotels all meals - drinks included at all meals and at the bar on the African Dream, as well as at the CroisiEurope lodge during the pre-cruise program in The Cape as well as in Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, the drinks included are: 1 water + 1 glass of local wine or 1 soft drink or 1 local beer + 1 cup of tea or coffee per person and per meal the visits and excursions mentioned in the program baggage carrying services the services of a local guide in The Cape

Prices Do Not Include:

international flights airport taxes for international and domestic flights arrival and departure transfers trip cancellation and baggage insurance Zimbabwean visa tips optional excursions personal expenses


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