The 28-passenger Zambezi Queen, often referred to as a floating lodge, was designed for wildlife viewing. The top level, open-air pool deck gives 360-degree views of the Chobe River and its daily visitors, including Africa's largest concentration of elephants.
AmaWaterways’ Africa experiences range from 10 to 19 days and offer game drives, a visit to Victoria Falls and stays at luxurious safari lodges.
Travelers who make their way to Cape Town can now visit two wineries and take a scenic drive through the local wine country, or have the option to join a Robben Island guided tour and explore Cape Town’s diverse and bustling neighborhoods.
Another new addition to the 2016 and 2017 program is an optional two-night post-cruise extension in Johannesburg as part of the ‘Discover Africa’ itinerary. This includes exploration in the township of Soweto and a visit to the former home of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.
AmaWaterways’ 'Discover Africa' provides three nights in Cape Town, followed by a four-night cruise and two nights at Victoria Falls, with the option to extend for two nights in Johannesburg. Prices start at $8,499.
'Rivers & Rails of Africa' offers three nights in Cape Town, a four-night cruise, two nights at Victoria Falls and a three-night Rovos train journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. Prices start at $12,695.
'Stars of South Africa' blends three nights in Cape Town, a four-night cruise, two nights at Victoria Falls, two nights in Johannesburg and three nights at a luxury safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park. The program is priced from $11,695.
'Golden Trails of East Africa' gives one night in Johannesburg, a four-night cruise, two nights at Victoria Falls, two nights in Johannesburg, then seven nights at Tanzanian luxury safari lodges in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. An optional pre-trip adventure adds three nights in Cape Town. Prices start at $13,495.