Trip Information

Duration
13 Days
Departs
March to November
Ship
Zambezi Queen
From
£10,539 Per Person

This Expedition Includes:

  • 3 nights in Cape Town, 4 night Zambezi Queen cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls and a 3 night Rovos Rail Journey
  • All internal transfers, flights and accommodation

Expedition Highlights:

  • A cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain
  • Explore Chode National Park and see Africa’s incredible wildlife
  • Spend two days at Victoria Falls with tours included
  • Enjoy a full-day on Safari at the Hwange Game Reserve

Itinerary Summary

This amazing African itinerary combines four nights on the Chobe River aboard the luxurious Zambezi Queen with the unique opportunity to spend three days exploring Zimbabwe and Botswana on a Rovos Rail Tour.

Your African adventure starts with three days in Cape Town, during which time you will be taken by cable car to the top of Table Mountain then enjoy your choice of either a Cape Winelands excursion or a guided tour of Robben Island.

At the end of your time in Cape Town, you will be flown to Kasane in Botswana where you will board the Zambezi Queen for a four-night cruise of the Chobe River. During your journey, you will enjoy an array of complimentary activities, including a 4×4 safari of Chobe National Park where you can hope to see some of Africa’s magnificent wildlife roaming across the plains.

Following your cruise, you will transfer to Victoria Falls where you will spend two nights (with a cocktail reception and guided tour included), before being transferred to the Rovos Rail for a luxury train ride south towards Pretoria and Johannesburg. Throughout your 3-day journey, you will witness some of Africa’s most stunning scenery and also spend a day on safari at the Hwange Game Reserve.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

  • Day 1-4 Cape Town
  • Day 5 Chobe River
  • Day 6 Chobe National Park
  • Day 7 Chobe River
  • Day 8-10 Victoria Falls - Rovos Rail
  • Day 11-12 Rovos Rail - Hwange Game Reserve
  • Day 13 Pretoria - Transfer to Johannesburg

About Your Ship

Built in 2009 – and fully refurbished in 2015 – Zambezi Queen represents one of the most environmentally-friendly ways to see the wildlife of the Chobe River. A purpose-built “floating hotel”, Zambezi Queen promises a unique experience in wild Africa, and we believe you will love the ship’s seamless combination of sophisticatedly elegant accommodation and public areas with themed dining and entertainment.

Zambezi Queen caters for no more than 28 guests at any one time. The ship’s accommodation is comprised of 10 luxurious staterooms and 4 lavish suites. All of the accommodation categories on Zambezi Queen are air-conditioned and boast private balconies in order to grant privileged views of the breathtaking African landscape and scenery.

Dining on Zambezi Queen takes place on the top deck. Here, you can enjoy mouth-watering, regionally-influenced cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients and locally-sourced produce. Also on the top deck you will find the ship’s lounge and bar, as well as a plunge pool which offers the perfect respite from the African sun.

A highlight of any expedition aboard Zambezi Queen is, of course, the opportunity to spot some of the region’s wildlife. Equipped with a water jet propulsion system, Zambezi Queen is designed to be efficient, environmentally friendly and quiet. The ship’s low-emission generators and solar heating system ensure the ship’s engine sound is kept to a minimum, which in turn means wildlife standing close to the river’s edge are often unfazed.

Every African expedition on Zambezi Queen includes a visit to Chobe National Park, where you can enjoy an exclusive private picnic and an escorted boat safari along the banks of the Chobe river. You will also have the chance to visit an African village to meet the locals, something that proves to be a highlight for many guests.

You will also take a trip to one of the world’s most mesmerising waterfalls, Victoria Falls. Home to the famed ‘Devil’s Pool’, you will have a 2-night hotel stay in an upgraded room at a hotel close to Victoria Falls, during which time your breakfast and a guided tour is included.

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