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2021 : Rivers & Rails of Africa : 3 Nights Cape Town, 4-Night Safari Cruise, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, 3 Nights Rovos Rail : Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen


3 Nights Cape Town, 4-Night Safari Cruise, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, 3 Nights Rovos Rail

Relive the romance of a bygone era traveling on the world's most luxurious and historic train, the Rovos Rail. Before experiencing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration via this legendary train, you'll spend three nights in Cape Town. Cradled by the imposing Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head, Cape Town is known for its majestic beauty, offering a blend of cosmopolitan city life and outdoor adventure. From here, fly to Kasane, Botswana for your four-night Zambezi Queen wildlife and safari cruise. Revel in the Chobe National Park's breathtaking scenery and marvel at its mighty elephants splashing in the water and the stealthy lions ruling over the plains. Continue to the UNESCO-designated Victoria Falls for two nights prior to spending your last three nights traveling 1,000 miles through Zimbabwe and on to South Africa. Experience five-star cuisine, excellent South African wines, extraordinary scenery, amazing wildlife and a safari at Hwange Game Reserve as you journey through southern Africa.

COUNTRIES: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe


Rivers & Rails of Africa

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features


  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • Bottled water replenished daily


  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during the cruise and a Tour Director during land programs
  • Game viewing deck with pool
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar


  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Regionally inspired cuisine
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits


  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
  • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank and its channels
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction

    Land Program

  • 3 nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury room, including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting)
  • Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island followed by lunch
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in upgraded Stable Wing room, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas
  • 3-nights journey on the Rovos Rail luxury train in an upgraded Deluxe Suite
  • All meals and drinks
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified guide
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • All airport transfers

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
    After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to the Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director at the Welcome Reception. (WR)

    Day 2 : Cape Town
    Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world's most stunning routes, taking you past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope, first rounded in modern times in 1488 by the Portuguese in their attempt to establish trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking beautiful False Bay. (B,L)

    Day 3 : Cape Town
    Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands where you'll visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A delicious lunch will be included along the way. Or choose to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. Ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch and afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain's summit, followed by a drive through some of the city's diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)

    Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), where you'll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

    Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River's diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. During the afternoon, you'll meet an environmentalist, who'll share his insight on Chobe National Park. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

    Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog and cape buffalo. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

    Visit a typical African village where you'll spend time with the village children as well as its elders. Back on board and following lunch, you'll have a choice to take a boat safari, bird watch or fish. Enjoy your last evening aboard with a festive African- themed dinner hosted by your crew. (B,L,D)

    During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Later, transfer to Victoria Falls. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon, and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train. (B)

    Day 9 : Victoria Falls
    A local guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, observing a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks. (B)

    Day 10 : Victoria Falls - Rovos Rail
    Enjoy a leisurely morning before touring the town of Victoria Falls and being treated to a home-hosted lunch. Later in the day, head to the Victoria Falls colonial-era rail station where you'll board the Rovos Rail. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : Rovos Rail
    Start the morning with a safari to the Hwange Game Reserve, Zimbabwe's largest national park, boasting a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 different birds. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park's elephant population is one of the largest in the world. After your safari, return to the train for a lovely brunch as you travel through the vast landscapes of central Zimbabwe on the way to the border town of Beitbridge. Take in the southern African landscape from the lounge, observation cars or your deluxe suite. (B,L,D)

    Day 12 : Rovos Rail
    Leave baobab tree country and South Africa's northern wilderness as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn, traveling alongside the Magaliesberg Mountains. (B,L,D)

    Day 13 : PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - Johannesburg
    Disembark the train in Pretoria where you will be transferred to the airport in Johannesburg for your onward flight home or extend your trip with four nights in Rwanda. (B)

    Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:00 p.m.

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    Cruise Line
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    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms Zambezi Queen

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    Day 1Cape Town  
    Day 2Cape Town  
    Day 3Cape Town  
    Day 4Cape Town  
    Day 5Zambezi Queen  
    Day 6Zambezi Queen  
    Day 7Zambezi Queen  
    Day 8Victoria Falls  
    Day 9Victoria Falls  
    Day 10Victoria Falls  
    Day 11Rovos Rail  
    Day 12Rovos Rail  
    Day 13Pretoria  

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    Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change

    Intra-Africa Air $975 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.

    Single Supplement 50% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA; 100% of twin price for Cat. MS. Please see terms below for details.

    Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking: Option A: Two twin beds; Option B: One large bed

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