Before cruising Lake Kariba located along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, passengers will stay for three nights at CroisiEurope's Cascades Lodge or Kaza Luxury Lodges. The latter consists of eight bungalows located at the edge of a Zambeze tributary on a private island reached by boat. Measuring 80 sq m and decorated in local, traditional style they each benefit from a private pool and terrace.
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
From there, passengers will experience Chobe National Park, close to Okavango Delta, and its natural wildlife reserves as part of the land and Chobe River water safaris/excursions offered daily.
A private flight brings passengers to the vessel for a three-night sailing on Lake Kariba where excursions, including safari options, are available. Among these is a trip to Matusadona National Park located on the southern bank of the lake, home to elephant, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and rich birdlife.
The voyage concludes with a journey to the Kariba Dam which forms Lake Kariba and a flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe which can be encountered either on foot or by helicopter.
Taking place over nine days, a new South Africa itinerary begins in Johannesburg and involves tours of the city and a 5* hotel stay. An extended 13-day option includes four days pre-cruise in Cape Town with excursions in the Cape Peninsula.
Zimbabwean Dream - interior, facilities, gastronomy
Built in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare in 2020, the construction of Zimbabwean Dream is inspired by local and traditional construction techniques. Measuring 33 metres long and eight metres wide, it has capacity for 16 passengers and some 10 crew members and has bright, African themed decor.
Its main deck comes with eight cabins measuring 17 sq m, each with their own French balcony; two of them – located forward – have a private terrace.
A panoramic lounge, spacious observation deck, plus small pool on the upper deck feature.
Regionally inspired cuisine mixed with European influences is served al fresco, and drinks are included with meals and at the bar.